Taught course


University of Worcester · Institute of Humanities and Creative Arts

Entry requirements

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

Months of entry


Course content

Our English Masters degree will enable you to develop new specialist interests and research skills in the context of the interdisciplinary modern Humanities. You will explore a range of new themes that build on your existing literary knowledge, such as eco-criticism and the literary representation of the body.

You will gain hands-on experience with the recovery and digital editing of historical texts. And you will undertake a special study of literary forms and genres, analysing the way in which new literary forms emerge and genres evolve in response to social and cultural pressures, and researching particular instances of generic change and hybridity.

The degree culminates in an independent Dissertation, in which you specialise in a theme 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
  • Learn from internationally recognised experts on literature and culture
  • 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