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Full time | University of Winchester | 1 year | SEP

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Full time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

English Literature

Course type


Course Summary


  • Develop advanced skills in analysing texts and discourses
  • Explore up-to-date and innovative research skills
  • Engage with your chosen texts at an advanced level

The MA English Literature at Winchester is designed to enhance and develop your skills in reading and writing as you work on closely focused projects drawn from any area of English Literature. Our course offers you modules from a wide range of periods and genres, and teaches the critical, theoretical and methodological means to understand, to an advanced level, the cultural forms that tell us who we are.

The course pushes the boundaries of the discipline, providing opportunities to enjoy a thought-provoking mix of traditional and non-traditional materials. You engage with the ideas of the most exciting critical thinkers in contemporary cultural debate, using innovative learning and teaching methods.

Within the department, staff and students form a community of learners who, together and independently, seek to generate and exchange knowledge. Over the duration of the course, you develop your abilities in independent and critical learning, building your confidence and expertise progressively through independent and collaborative research, problem solving, and analysis, with the support of staff.

Students with MA English Literature often pursue careers in teaching and education, publishing, website production, marketing, journalism, writing, the arts, media, the charity sector, and business. The course is also excellent preparation for doctoral studies.


Students with MA English Literature often get jobs in teaching and education, publishing, website production and marketing, journalism and writing, the charity sector and, of course, further education (PhD). Top areas of employment for English MA holders also include marketing, PR and sales professionals, clerical, secretarial and numerical clerks, arts, design and media professionals, education professionals, and business, HR and finance professionals.


Dissertation - Core
Research Methods - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Normally a first or second-class Honours degree or professional experience in the area of study.