Masters degrees

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A Masters degree gives you the chance to pursue your particular interests in greater depth than at undergraduate level, building on your existing knowledge base to achieve a higher level of specialisation.

The range and flexibility of our Masters courses means that you can focus on a variety of different areas, and our small group teaching and one-to-one supervision ensure you'll have all the support you need.

With the exception of MA Theatre and Global Development, all of our Masters courses can be studied part-time. This option extends the length of the course to two years, and may affect which optional modules you can take.

Our courses

  • MA English Literature
  • MA English Literature (Modern and Contemporary pathway)
  • MA English Literature (Renaissance pathway)
  • MA English Literature (Romantic pathway)
  • MA English Literature (Victorian pathway)
  • MA American Literature and Culture
  • MA Critical and Cultural Theory (English Studies)
  • MA Postcolonial Literary and Cultural Studies
  • MA Theatre and Global Development
  • MA Creative Writing and Critical Life 

You can find out more about our Masters degrees here.

You can find our Taught Postgraduate Admissions Policy here.

Research groups

The research activity of our School is organised into a number of groups that bring together students and staff with related research areas for knowledge sharing and collaboration. We also participate in the New Humanities Research Groups, which exist to identify and facilitate opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration between the Schools within the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures, and between the Faculties of the University. The teaching staff within each group bring their particular expertise to taught modules at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, and are exceptionally well equipped to supervise Masters theses in their specialist area.

You can find out more about our research groups here