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MA in World Literature

Course Description

Are you interested in exploring ideas in comparative literary study and keen to engage with new theories of literature and society? This course focuses on world literary systems, exploring the relationship between texts based on shared conditions and situations, rather than by language, genre, area or historical period.

The programme also provides a platform for more traditional literary studies and themes emerging from your own background. Research skills form a core part of the course, equipping you to become an effective independent scholar. There’s also a core module in the methodology and theory of world literature, and a foundation module on research methods. In addition, you can choose from a variety of optional modules that circle the globe, either from a thematic or geographic perspective.

Our recent postgraduates have secured roles as a TV researcher for the BBC, editorial assistants with national publishing companies, marketing executives and teachers. Several recent graduates have won fully funded PhD fellwoships at Research 1 universities in the USA.

Visit the MA in World Literature page on the University of Warwick website for more details!

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Warwick English MA Bursary - 2 Awards

The English department at Warwick is committed to attracting the best MA students, regardless of their financial circumstances, and therefore has made available two full UK fee awards (or equivalent towards overseas fees) for 2016 entry. There will also be some smaller awards of up to £2000 for candidates who come as runners-up in the main competition. You will automatically be considered for these.You must already be accepted to the MA before applying for a bursary. Those who want to have a chance to apply for a bursary are strongly advised to submit a complete admissions application by 1st April 2016. The deadline for submitting a bursary application is 23.59(GMT) on 22nd April 2016.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Full UK fees (or equivalent sum towards overseas fees)


Any student who has been accepted for a full-time MA in the department is eligible to apply. Awards are made solely on academic merit and are very competitive. Please let [email protected] know by email if you wish to be considered for an award.

Application Procedure

At the earliest opportunity, applicants should let the graduate secretary, [email protected], know that they wish to be considered for the competition.

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Entry Requirements

2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in English Literature or related subject with a final mark (or predicted mark) of 65 or above. English Language - IELTS Band C.

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