Brunel University London

Course Introduction

The MA in English Literature at Brunel University London offers a combination of various approaches to the study of literary texts, including the historical, author-oriented readings, periodization and a postmillennial focus. It is underpinned by certain core issues: identity, culture and literary engagement; historical contexts; the ideological and social function of literature; exploring self and others through literary forms and genres; how we might more effectively read texts and the world. The course offers the opportunity to study a range of topics and periods including the contemporary, and it is designed to appeal to you if: you are preparing to undertake further research in literary studies; wishing to take your general studies in English literature to the next level; or, hoping to enhance your career prospects. This course aims: You will explore the diversity of literary and cultural production through innovative modules designed to cross disciplinary, historical, and geographical boundaries, thereby offering a wide scope within which students of the master's can develop their own interests. The MA in English Literature will equip you with a detailed and sophisticated understanding of English and related literatures. It will support your critical and creative engagement with issues central to and at the cutting edge of English literary studies. If, following the completion of the postgraduate English MA course, you wish to continue your studies at doctoral level; you will have essential research skills, and the opportunity to join a flourishing research culture at Brunel. On completing the English Literature MA, you will have skills which are vital for careers in publishing, print and electronic media, the culture industries and education, as well as other professions such as law, the civil service, advertising, market research and marketing, and financial services and business.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £8,000 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £8,000 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £16,850 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts £4,000 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts £4,000 European Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts £8,425 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Applicants need to have 2:2 (or above) UK Honours degree, or equivalent internationally recognised qualification, in a related subject.
  • International entry requirements: Applicants need to have an IELTS: 6.5 (min 6 in all areas); Pearson: 58 (51 in all subscores); BrunELT: 65% (min 60% in all areas).
  • IELTS score: 6.5