MA English Literature
School of English, Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Our MA courses give you the chance to explore the subjects you love with the guidance of leading researchers. The range of options available means you can design the masters you want.
About the course
Course description 2017
This is our most flexible course. It’s designed to let you explore, then specialise in the specific pathway that interests you.
Examples of optional modules
Modules may include, but are not limited to:
- Memory and Narrative in Contemporary Literature
- Exchanging Letters: Art and Correspondence in Twentieth-Century American Culture
- Tales of the City
- Analysis of Film
- Animal Writes: Beasts and Humans in 20th and 21st Century Fiction
- White Like Me
- Rocket-State Cosmology
- The Rise of the Gothic
Teaching and assessment
Essays, 15,000-word dissertation.
- 1 year full-time
- 2 years part-time
At least a 2:1 or the international equivalent in English, or a combined degree including a substantial element of English Literature. For the Literary-Linguistics pathway, you need a 2:1 in English literature, language or linguistics – or a related subject such as history, philosophy or modern languages.
English language requirements
Overall IELTS grade of 7.5 with a minimum of 6.5 in each component, or equivalent.
Fees and funding
There are a number of studentships and fee bursaries available, funded by the University. Deadlines for funding applications are usually in winter/early spring. For details, see our website.
You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It is a quick and easy process.
If you'd like to know more about any aspect of our courses, contact us:
Dr Madeleine Callaghan
The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.