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What will I learn?

Our English Literature MLitt allows you to work around your own research interests. It will prepare you for further research within and beyond academia. Our specialist areas include: Medieval and early modern literature; eighteenth-century and Romantic literature; Victorian literature; post-colonial literatures; children's literature and theatre studies.

Our course is an individually tailored research master's degree that contains some taught modules, independently conducted research assignments and a larger research dissertation at the end. The topics are chosen by you, in consultation with your supervisor.

The course is taught by small teams of research specialists clustered in the following research areas:

Medieval and early modern literature
eighteenth-century and Romantic literature
Victorian literature
fin de siècle and modernism
post-colonial literatures
American literature and culture
children's literature
theatre studies

We will encourage you to undertake placements, including archive work offered by our various partner institutions. Our partners include the Wordsworth Trust and Seven Stories: National Centre for Children's Books. You will also be part of the rich research culture in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and may participate in and lead events for our research groups.

Which department am I in?

School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics

Study options

Full Time (12 months)

Tuition fees
£18,000.00 (18,58,469) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

20 September 2021

Venue

Newcastle University

King’s Gate,

Newcastle upon Tyne,

Northumberland,

NE1 7RU, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students should have a four-year bachelor's degree with a minimum GPA ranging from 2.8 to 3.2 out of 4.0 (admissions criteria will vary depending on which course they are applying to).

For international students

A 2:1 honours degree or international equivalent. English Language Requirements - IELTS 7.0 overall (with a minimum of 6.5 in writing, and 6.0 in all other sub-skills); TOEFL 100 overall (with a minimum of 19 in listening, 20 in reading, 22 in speaking, and 22 in writing); Pearsons 69 overall (with a minimum of 62 in writing and 57 in all other sub-skills).

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

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