Masters | Postgraduate Course - English Literature MA Course Details within University of Surrey

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Full-time UK/EU fees £7,000 Overseas fees £15,900 Part-time UK/EU fees £3,500 Overseas fees £8,000
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English Literature MA

Study Details

MA 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

Why choose this course?

This programme encourages you to consider the relationship between literature from a variety of historical periods, regions, contexts and theoretical paradigms.

You will benefit from the expertise of a vibrant, multidisciplinary group of published authors and academics and will have access to a full calendar of thought provoking literary events.

What you will study

The MA in English Literature will equip you with a critical understanding of English literary studies, and the ability to reflect on significant questions: How have ideas about literature and literary value changed over time? What effects do innovations in printing and publishing have on writing? How much do political and social factors condition and define authorial identities and practices?

It is ideal for students wishing to pursue doctoral research, those who seek a broad overview of Anglophone literary culture, and those looking to develop expertise in specific literary areas.

Global opportunities

There may be opportunities to acquire valuable European experience by working or conducting research abroad during your degree or shortly afterwards. It is possible to do this in the summer period with an Erasmus+ grant working on your dissertation or as a recent graduate. In order to qualify your Erasmus+ traineeship must be a minimum of two months.

Module details


  • Identity: Marketing And Communication In Practice
  • Research And Writing Skills
  • Literary Scholarship And Creativity
  • Special Author I
  • Special Author Ii
  • Open Essay I
  • Open Essay Ii
  • Advanced Studies In 19th Century Literature
  • Open Creative Piece I
  • Open Creative Piece Ii
  • Beat Writing
  • Childrens Literature
  • Screenwriting
  • Issues In Literary Translation
  • Organisations And Written Communication
  • Magic, Mysticism, And Modernity
  • Narrative And The Body
  • Advanced Studies In Medieval Writing
  • Writing Shamanism - Literature And Visual Media
  • English Literature Dissertation

Entry Requirements

Entry is open to applicants with a UK first or 2:1 honours degree or equivalent in English Literature or a related subject such as History or Philosophy.

Where students do not have a 2:1 in English literature or a related field, the School will make a decision on the basis of submitted written work and an interview.

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