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Full time | Northampton Square | 1 year | 02-OCT-23

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Full time


1 year

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Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

English Literature English Language

Course type


Course Summary

Key information

Acquire academic research training and a diverse mix of highly valued career skills with this flexible English MA programme in the centre of London. You may focus exclusively on English Literature or combine English Literature with Creative Writing, Publishing or both.

Course overview

Benefits of this course

Our distinctive degree enables you to combine literary scholarship with related subjects including professional and creative writing.

By graduation you will be a versatile researcher, an effective communicator and a reflective learner. You will have subject-specific transferable skills which can be applied in the workplace.

We hope you will take forward and champion our conviction that English makes a significant contribution to cultural life across the world.

Who is this course for?

Our English MA will appeal if you have an academic background in any aligned discipline and wish to develop advanced skills at postgraduate level.

You can focus on English Literature or combine English Literature with Creative Writing, Publishing or both. We aim to give you academic and transferable skills to prepare you for working life or further study.

Teaching and assessment

You will learn through a range of learning activities, during which you will interact with your tutors and other students.

You will be introduced to important contexts, concepts and critical frameworks, which you will then discuss and debate with other students.


Our English MA programme develops key transferable skills relevant to various careers. As a new graduate highly skilled in research, analysis and communication, you have a wide choice of careers open to you. These include publishing, advertising and marketing, library science, digital media, teaching and journalism.

You may benefit from a variety of networking opportunities with visiting academics, authors and editors.

You will also be prepared for further MPhil/PhD research if you want to remain in academia after you graduate.


You will have the opportunity to analyse cultural products that combine textual and visual modes. These may include, but are not limited to, the illustrated press, graphic narratives, children?s books, screenplays and/ or film adaptation.

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Entry requirements

Applicants should normally: Hold a good Second-Class Honours BA degree or an equivalent qualification; Have studied a relevant subject such as English, Comparative Literature, Theatre and Drama, Film and Media Studies, Creative Writing or Humanities.

University information

City, University of London is a leading UK institution, offering an innovative programme of undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses which uphold the university’s commitment to enhance people’s lives through education. City is a research-driven university and has around 21,000 enrolled students, of which 45% are studying postgraduate qualifications. The university community is a diverse and international population home to students from...more

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