MA English Literature

University of Sheffield    School of English

Full time & Part time September MA 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time 05 September 2024 Award winner
Creative Arts & Design (9) Languages, Literature & Culture (21) Linguistics & Classics (23)

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Embark on a captivating literary journey with our MA in English Literature. Tailor your studies to your passions by selecting modules from various pathways, including American Literature, Film, Gothic Studies, and more. Delve into fiction, film, prose, and creative writing while honing your critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Our flexible programme allows you to create a bespoke pathway, focusing on a specific time period, genre, or theme. With small seminar groups and dedicated tutors, you'll engage in stimulating discussions and innovative assessments, such as designing websites and writing blog posts. Enhance your career prospects through a 100-hour Work Placement scheme, collaborating with esteemed organisations across diverse sectors. To join this enriching experience, a minimum 2:1 undergraduate honours degree in English literature, language, linguistics, or related fields is required. Unleash your literary potential and shape your future with our MA in English Literature.

About the course

Explore the breadth and depth of English literature through fiction, film, prose and creative writing. Focus on a particular time period, genre or theme or create your own bespoke pathway on our flexible MA programme.

This is our most flexible course. It’s designed to let you explore modules from across our degree programmes to create your own pathway.

You can choose to focus your studies in a particular specialism through our pathways in American Literature, Film, Gothic Studies and Literary Linguistics among others, or choose from any of the modules to create the degree that best suits your interests.


You may choose modules from any of the School of English MAs or pathways:

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Entry Requirements

Minimum 2:1 undergraduate honours degree in English literature, language, linguistics or a related subject (eg history, philosophy, modern languages).

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Elizabeth Gass

The University of Sheffield stood out for me because of its wonderful English programme and facilities for students. Being a postgraduate in the department has been a challenging and fantastic learning experience.