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English Literature MA University of Leeds




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In this course, students will discover the incredible diversity of English literature throughout history and around the globe with this broad and varied Masters course. This course allows you to explore the enormous breadth of English literature across different genres, time periods, and cultures. By choosing from a wide range of modules, you’ll be able to specialise in a particular field or draw unexpected connections between disparate areas such as Arthurian legend or the Victorian media revolution, Black British writing or the Brontës, psychoanalysis or postcolonialism. This flexibility gives you access to teaching staff with expertise in diverse areas, allowing you to gain a multifaceted perspective on your subject. You’ll have further freedom to pursue your personal interests through an independent research project on a topic of your choice. Throughout the course, you’ll be encouraged to consider overarching issues relating to the study of English literature in all its forms.

This degree will allow you to develop subject knowledge in a challenging and dynamic subject while building skills that are highly prized by employers. You’ll be a confident researcher who works well independently, but you’ll also be an excellent communicator and comfortable in a team. You’ll have good analytical and critical skills, as well as having the ability to use different approaches to think about a situation from several different viewpoints. All of these qualities are attractive to employers across sectors, and you’ll be well equipped to pursue a career in a wide range of fields depending on your interests. These could include teaching, journalism, publishing, advertising, broadcasting and law. Many of our graduates also progress to PhD-level study and you’ll be in a good position to develop a career in academia.

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Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees

£18,500.00 (16,50,668) overall cost

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University of Leeds

Woodhouse Lane,



LS2 9JT, England

Entry requirement for international students

Students must have an IELTS overall score of 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in each component skill. TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) of 92 with no less than 21 in listening, 21 in reading, 23 in speaking and 22 in writing. Pearson (Academic) of 64 overall with no less than 60 in any component. Cambridge Advanced English (CAE) of 176 overall with no less than 169 in any component. Trinity College Integrated Skills in English a Pass in ISE II or above (if taken in the UK).

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