Postgraduate taught courses in English Literature
Our MA teaching at Reading is highly rated for its friendliness and expertise. You will be taught in small groups, with lecturers and professors leading discussion and giving lectures. There are three teaching terms, and assessment is by essays, and a 20,000-word dissertation written over the summer. You will be given an expert supervisor for your dissertation, who you will meet with you for a number of one-to-one advice sessions. Our MAs are called MA (Res) - this means that they are taught MAs, but they also provide appropriate research training for those going on to PhDs. As a part of this, you will actively engage with the University's world-leading archives and special collections.
As an MA student in this thriving and dynamic Department, you will be welcomed at a number of special events, including research seminars and guest lectures.
We know that an MA represent a significant financial investment and so we try to keep our fees for postgraduate students as low as we can.
We offer a distinctive range of MA programmes, each of which has taught components, followed by dissertation supervision:
We have concentrated expertise in Early Modern Studies, Samuel Beckett, Children's Literature and Writing and Publishing History. We hold unique archival collections in all of these areas, with which our MA students engage throughout their time with us.
New from 2015/16 MA in Beckett Studies
In conjunction with our colleagues in the Department of Film, Theatre and Television the above MA will run with pathways for both English Literature and Film, Theatre and Television. Please follow the link to see more details of this MA: