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MA English Literature and American Studies


The University of Manchester School of Arts, Languages and Cultures

Full time & Part time September MA 12 months full-time; 24 months part-time

About the course

  • Broaden and deepen your critical engagement with English and American literature and its contexts.
  • Access the exclusive Special Collections of The John Rylands Library, which holds one of the world's largest William Caxton collections, Shakespeare's First Folio and the original archives of Elizabeth Gaskell and Ted Hughes.
  • Explore a wide range of cultural assets in Manchester, a UNESCO City of Literature.
  • Attend literary events throughout the year thanks to our Literature Live reading series - which attracts speakers such as Martin Amis, Seamus Heaney, Hilary Mantel and Audrey Niffenegger - and Manchester Literature Festival.

Course description

Our MA English and American Studies postgraduate taught course prepares you for further research in the discipline while also broadening and deepening

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Entry Requirements

We normally expect students to have a First or Upper Second class honours degree or its overseas equivalent in a humanities-based subject area.

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