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Master's courses

Our master’s programmes present you with an exciting range of topics and periods, from medieval texts to minority literatures in contemporary Britain, from the eighteenth-century novel to children’s film and TV.

Why study with us?

Join an English Literature department with wide-ranging interests and world-leading archives, which is ranked in the top 150 worldwide for English Language and Literature (QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2021).

How you'll study

Develop your knowledge in small seminar groups and individual tutorials, and gain hands-on experience with the University's world-leading archives and special collections.

Life in the Department

Become part of our thriving community of staff and students which is highly rated for its friendliness and expertise.

Meet our experts

Our talented and internationally-diverse team are actively involved in research, contributing directly to your teaching and supervision.

Our research

The English Literature Department pursues internationally recognised research across the historical spectrum.

Read our stories

The staff are great to talk to - they're experts in things you're interested in, plus they're also great examples of what you can do with your degree once you've finished.

Elle Codling, MA English