Taught course


University of Worcester · Institute of Humanities and Creative Arts

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Entry requirements

BA, First or Second Class Honours in a relevant subject.

Months of entry


Course content

As an English MA student, you will explore an exciting range of themes that build on your existing literary knowledge. These themes span a broad range, from eco-criticism to the literary representation of the body. We also offer the chance to gain hands-on experience with the recovery and digital editing of historical texts.

You will undertake a special study of evolving literary forms and genres, analysing the way in which forms emerge and genres change in response to social and cultural pressures. Students will be encouraged to develop new specialist interests and research skills in the context of the interdisciplinary Modern Humanities which will culminate in an independent dissertation. Your dissertation will allow you to specialise in a subject of your own choosing, and work with individual guidance from an academic expert to produce a piece of ambitious literary research.

Key features

    • Specialise in your chosen subject within the interdisciplinary environment of the modern Humanities
    • Study the complexity and evolution of literary genres
    • Study exciting contemporary themes such as the relationship between literature and medical science
    • Develop your research skills to postgraduate standard, equipping you for professional research or application for doctoral study
    • Gain relevant work experience while you study
    • Join the thriving research culture of the School of Humanities and gain experience presenting your work at a postgraduate conference

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    13 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    23 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Office
01905 855111