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Are you passionate about English literature? Then look no further than our MA in English Literature at the University of Reading. Ranked in the top 150 universities worldwide for English Language and Literature, we offer a diverse range of modules covering everything from Renaissance stage to contemporary British minority literatures. What sets us apart is our exceptional research strengths and extensive literary collections, including archives on British publishing, Samuel Beckett, and James Joyce. With the freedom to tailor your own pathway and one-to-one guidance on your dissertation, you can explore creative writing, manuscript editions, fin de siècle projects, or diasporic fiction. Join us and delve into the fascinating world of English literature. To be eligible, you'll need a good undergraduate honours degree (2:1 or above) or equivalent from a university outside the UK in a relevant subject.

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Our MA English Literature presents students with an exciting range of topics and periods, from the Renaissance stage to minority literatures in contemporary Britain.

Come to the University of Reading to study a master's in English, we are ranked in the top 150 universities in the world for English Language and Literature in the QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2023.

The University of Reading is 6th in the UK for research outputs in English Language and Literature (Times Higher Education analysis of the latest Research Excellence Framework 2021 – English Language and Literature, when scoring by GPA Output).

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Entry Requirements

Normally a first class undergraduate honours degree or second class undergraduate honours degree with at least a 2:1 in 50% of your final year modules – or equivalent from a university outside the UK – in an appropriate subject.

IELTS: 6.5 overall with no element less than 6.0 (or equivalent).


New UK/Republic of Ireland students: £10,800

New international students: £22,350

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