English Literary Studies MA


University of Southampton    Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Full time & Part time September MA Full-time: 1 year; Part-time: 2 years

About the course

Explore English literature in-depth with a master’s degree at the University of Southampton.

Our course gives you the opportunity to pursue literary topics and genres from a wide selection of authors and periods, including:

  • Shakespeare
  • Jane Austen
  • Holocaust literature
  • Victorian print culture
  • literature and law

On completion of the course, you’ll be ready for careers in teaching, publishing and arts administration.

You’ll get the chance to carry out advanced-level research and independent critical thinking, and to make effective use of archives, manuscripts, and research libraries. We'll help you examine how literature shapes the public understanding of diverse fields such as:

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Entry Requirements

You’ll need a 2:1 degree in English literature or a related subject.

You will also need to provide a sample of written work for assessment. The sample should be approximately 2,500 words in length.



Fees

A variety of scholarships, grants and bursaries may be available to help you fund your master’s study, both from the University and from other organisations. Please check the website for more information.

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