Queen Mary University of London

Course Introduction

The MA English Studies: English Literature pathway mixes structure and flexibility. It combines a specially'designed core module with the opportunity to select further options from across the whole range of MA modules on offer in the Department of English.

It asks you to reflect on some crucial questions. How have ideas about literature and literary value changed over time? What effects do innovations in printing and publishing have on writing? To what extent do political and social factors condition and define authorial identities and practices? In answering these questions we consider the relationship between literatures from a variety of historical periods.

This pathway is ideal both for those who intend to pursue doctoral research – particularly if your interests span traditional literary periods – and for those who wish to achieve a broad overview of Anglophone literary culture.

Course Modules

Please refer to our website for modules related to this programme.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MA Other Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA Other Fees

Qualifications required:

  • A 1st or good Upper 2nd Class Honours (or equivalent) in a Humanities discipline (for example drama, English, history, or philosophy). Where a North American marking scheme is used, applicants should have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.5. Promising applicants who do not meet the formal academic criteria but who possess relevant credentials and who can demonstrate their ability to produce written work at Master's level are encouraged to apply. Applicants may be invited to interview or asked to submit examples of written and/or creative work. Applications from mature and non-traditional students are welcome.