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MA - Master of Arts
English Literature English Language
Why choose this course
In a world of information overload and 'alternative facts', the ability to read between the lines is more valuable than ever. Studying English literature equips you with the skills to do this.
Our course will further your ability to analyse words and literary forms, deepening your knowledge of important literary periods, movements, authors and texts.
You'll benefit from the expertise of our literary-studies academics who are leaders in their fields. They’ll inspire you to extend your understanding of literary theory, genre and literary history, introducing you to a variety of up-to-date approaches to literary study.
What you will study
Building on your existing knowledge, this course will advance your understanding of literary theory, sharpen your academic writing and add authority to your critical voice. We’ll equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to start debating about how notions of literary value change over time, how literature responds to and shapes social change, and the new and distinctive forms of writing emerging in the 21st century.
If you aspire to go on to postgraduate research, this course is ideal for you. Our course is also a great choice if you’re looking for a broad overview of Anglophone culture or you want to develop an impressive level of knowledge within a particular field of literary studies.
Careers and graduate prospects
We offer careers information, advice and guidance to all students whilst studying with us, which is extended to our alumni for three years after leaving the University. Our graduates have lifetime access to Surrey Pathfinder, our online portal for appointment and events bookings, jobs, placements and interactive development tools.
The skills you develop on our course are a gateway to a wide range of careers in the creative industries, marketing, PR and professional writing.
For this course (per year)
For this course (per year)
A minimum of a 2:1 UK honours degree in English Literature, History or Philosophy. Alternative degree subjects can be considered by the faculty on a case-by-case basis. A sample of written work and/or interview may be requested.
The University of Surrey was established in 1891, and has a long and rich history of education and innovation. It welcomes more than 4,000 postgraduate students annually, forming an international research and learning community representing over 120 countries from around the world. The university is known for celebrating cultural diversity and fosters an inclusive student body. The University of Surrey is a research-driven institution, and...more