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What will I learn?

Why choose this course?

This innovative English Literature MA course focuses on dissident writing and transgressive texts, from the early modern period to the present, and from contexts around the globe. Engaging with recent developments in theoretical and critical practice, the course will develop your knowledge and understanding of English literature and will sharpen your skills of literary research, writing and analysis. Course assessment is flexible and innovative, ranging from traditional essays and dissertations to blogs and multimedia presentations. Capitalising on our London location, several modules are complemented by optional field trips to enhance and support your learning experience.

What you will study

The English Literature MA is a rigorous, challenging and fascinating course which enables you to study diverse literary texts and engage with cutting-edge theoretical and critical approaches.

Teaching and assessment

The teaching on each 30-credit module will comprise weekly two-hour or three-hour seminars. These sessions are dynamic and flexible, and typically feature a combination of teacher-led presentations, class discussion and individual student presentations.

After you graduate

This English Literature course is designed for students who have a personal or a professional interest in literature. It is particularly suited for those wishing to enhance their careers in areas such as: publishing, library, and museum services; journalism; teaching; the arts in general; the creative industries; or any other context where a knowledge of literature and skills in critical analysis are of importance. For those interested in further research, the course also provides an excellent foundation for MPhil/PhD-level study in English literature.

Which department am I in?

Humanities

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£14,900.00 (15,26,448) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

27 September 2021

Venue

Penrhyn Road Campus

Penrhyn Road,

Kingston upon Thames,

London,

KT1 2EE, England

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
£14,900.00 (15,26,448) per year
Placement fees : £1,420

This is a fixed fee
Start date

27 September 2021

Venue

Penrhyn Road Campus

Penrhyn Road,

Kingston upon Thames,

London,

KT1 2EE, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must need 3.0 grade point average, with the following exception for the Faculty of Science Engineering and Computing, a bachelors degree with a good grade point average in relevant subjects. For certain courses work experience will also be required. For MBA students need to have Bachelors degree with a 3.0 grade point average with two years' work experience. IELTS score 6.5 overall and 5.5 in all elements, TOEFL Score 88.

For international students

Students need to have a good second-class degree in English literature or a related subject. We will consider non-standard entrants on an individual basis. You must also submit a 3,000-word piece of critical writing on a literary topic or work, a personal statement (1,000 words). Overseas students will be required to demonstrate IELTS of 6.5 overall with 7.0 in writing and at least 5.5 in all other elements. TOEFL IBT with overall score of 88 with individual skills of R=22, L=21, S=23, W=22.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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