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Full time | Newcastle University | 12 months | SEP

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12 months

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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

English Literature

Course type


Course Summary

Our English Literature MA will enable you to think critically about texts as radical interventions in a changing world. You'll also join a team of leading scholars.

About this course

The English Literature MA offers an intellectually challenging, innovative programme of study, directly informed by the outstanding research of staff in the School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics.

The MA moves away from period-based literary studies. Instead, it considers texts in the context of established and emerging scholarship and theory.

The English Literature MA has a generic route, as well as a specialist pathway in Children’s Literature, to suit your individual interests and career aspirations.

The School has an international reputation for high-quality research. It also has a friendly research environment. This makes it the ideal place for postgraduate engagement with major issues in English literary studies from 1500 to the present.

Newcastle has a vibrant literary scene that will inspire you. You'll have access to:

Literary and Philosophical Society
Newcastle Centre for Literary Arts
Seven Stories (the National Centre for Children's Books)


In consonance with the overall aims of the above MA Progammes, to build on research skills and knowledge gained in the taught elements of the programme. In addition, to provide an opportunity for students to research a specialist subject in depth and, where appropriate, prepare themselves for doctoral study in the chosen area.

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Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or equivalent, in English literature or English Literature with: classics; history; philosophy; a modern language; English language; politics. We will also consider your application if you have an undergraduate degree from another discipline, or have a lower or non-standard qualification. In this case you will need to provide a sample of your work.

University information

Newcastle University is a world-leading university, advancing knowledge, providing creative solutions and solving global problems. The university is a founding member of the prestigious Russell Group, one of 24 leading research-intensive UK universities. In recent years, Newcastle University has also developed a presence in two similarly vibrant and globally connected locations, Singapore and Malaysia. These provide opportunities for global...more

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