Designed for those students preparing to undertake further research, those wishing to take their general studies in English literature to a further level, and those hoping to enhance their career prospects. This course aims to introduce students to the advanced study of a wide range of literatures in English, from the early modern to the contemporary period. Students will explore the diversity of literary and cultural production through innovative modules designed to cross disciplinary, historical, and geographical boundaries, thereby offering a wide scope within which students can develop their own interests. The MA will equip students with a detailed and sophisticated understanding of English and related literatures, and support students’ critical and creative engagement with issues central to and at the cutting edge of English literary studies. If you wish to continue your studies at doctoral level, you will have essential research skills, and the opportunity to join a flourishing research culture at Brunel. Our staff have expertise in a wide range of literatures, and you will benefit by a series of talks and events by writers, industry representatives, and scholars, as well as the activities organised by the Brunel Centre for Contemporary Writing, and the School’s research resources including its several archives. Additionally, there are financial benefits offered to alumni of the Brunel MA programmes to help you on your way.