English Literature MA


Key information

Qualification type


Subject areas

English Literature

Course type


Course summary

This course has been designed to let you explore, and then specialise in the subjects that interest you. Pathways for this course are available in American Literature, Early Modern (Renaissance), Film and Literary-Linguistics. In American Literature Pathway, you will develop your knowledge across a range of fields including urban studies, gender studies, race studies, travel writing, postcolonial writing, autobiographical and epistolary studies. You'll cover contemporary and recent American fiction and the way 'real history' appears in the texts. You are also able to take modules in American history offered by the History Department. In Early Modern (Renaissance) pathway, you’ll examine early modern texts, language and culture. Staff expertise includes palaeography, language, rhetoric, and issues of sexual, sectarian and national identity between 1400 and 1700.

Different course options

Full time | Main Site | 12 months | SEP-16

Study mode

Full time


12 months

Start date


Tuition fees

UK fees

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees

For this course


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

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.