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Combine specialist study, theoretical inquiry and interdisciplinary investigations to explore literature, culture and history.

Our MA allows you to focus your study on a specific period or concept, or to engage broadly with ideas across a wide historic range. The diverse research interests of the School will ensure you are supported in shaping your course to your particular interests.

We’ll help you to engage with theoretical ideas and conceptual methods that underpin research in literature. You’ll graduate equipped with the skills necessary for further study inside and outside academia.

How will I study?

You will study taught modules in the autumn and spring terms. There are core modules and options. In the summer term, you will undertake supervised dissertation work.

You are assessed by:
-Two 3,000-word exercises for the core module.
-Three 5,000-word term papers for the options.
-A dissertation of up to 15,000 words.


Our aim is to ensure that every student who wants to study with us is able to despite financial barriers, so that we continue to attract talented and unique individuals.

Chancellor's International Scholarship (2017)
-25 scholarships of a 50% tuition fee waiver
-Application deadline: 1 May 2017

HESPAL Scholarship (Higher Education Scholarships Scheme for the Palestinian Territories) (2017)
-Two full fee waivers in conjuction with maintenance support from the British Council
-Application deadline: 1 January 2017

USA Friends Scholarships (2017)
-A scholarship of an amount equivalent to $10,000 for nationals or residents of the USA on a one year taught Masters degree course.
-Application deadline: 3 April 2017


Our graduates have gone on to careers in:
-Teaching and education
-Website production and marketing
-Journalism and writing
-The charity sector

A number of our graduates go on to further study and careers in academia.

Visit the English: Literature, Culture and Theory - MA page on the University of Sussex website for more details!




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