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Embark on a captivating journey through the world of English Literature with our MA programme at Anglia Ruskin University. Delve into the realms of fiction, exploring the profound impact of social and political change. This flexible course allows you to tailor your studies to your own interests, with options to focus on Independent Learning, Publishing, or Creative Writing. Our esteemed faculty in Cambridge will guide you through three pivotal periods of literary history, fostering your critical thinking skills and expanding your knowledge. Whether you're an aspiring academic or seeking career advancement, our MA in English Literature will unlock new horizons for you. Join us and ignite your passion for literature.

About the course

Pursue your love of English literature at an advanced level. Explore the fiction of social and political change and gain research skills to further your teaching or academic career.

Gain a broad understanding of English literature from the Renaissance to the modern day on our flexible Masters degree.

Study at ARU in Cambridge and you’ll be joining a lively and intellectual department with a long tradition of teaching excellence and an international reputation for research.

You can tailor this MA English Literature course to meet your own interests, replacing one core module with an Independent Learning Module or an option from our MA Creative Writing.

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Entry Requirements

A good honours degree (or equivalent), normally in a related subject. Applicants with professional experience are also encouraged to apply.

If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.5 ( Academic level) or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University.

Please see course website for further details.


£10,600 UK students starting 2024/25 (full-time, per year)
£16,700 International students starting 2024/25 (full-time, per year)

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Our Alumni Scholarship is for students who have already completed an ARU degree course, and want to undertake further study – whether that’s a Masters degree or a research programme.

This scholarship is available to students starting a course in the 2019/20 academic year.

There are three levels of scholarship, ranging from £400 up to £2,000 in your first year of study.

£2,000 if you’re applying for a postgraduate taught degrees, and achieved a 2:1 or above in your previous study
£1,000 if you’re applying for a postgraduate taught degree, and achieved below a 2:1 in your previous study
£400 if you’re applying for a postgraduate research degree
This scholarship is a fee discount. We'll deduct it from the tuition fees in your first year.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£2,000 for a pg taught degree with a 2:1 or above in your ug degree. £1,000 for a postgraduate taught degree with below 2:1 in your ug degree.


To be eligible for our Alumni Scholarship you must:

be starting a postgraduate taught or postgraduate research course at ARU. You can be studying full-time or part-time
be from the UK or EU. International students should refer to our International Alumni Scholarship
already hold a full undergraduate honours degree, Masters degree, Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma from ARU. We include our predecessor institutions in this, and there is no time limit on when you completed your previous studies.

Application Procedure

There is no need to apply. You'll automatically receive our Alumni Scholarship if you meet the eligibility criteria.

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