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English Literature

University of Reading

12 months
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18650 GBP/year
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About

The English Literature degree offered at the University of Reading presents students with an exciting range of topics and periods, from the Renaissance stage to minority literatures in contemporary Britain.

Overview

At the University of Reading studying English Literature will deploy our distinctive research strengths, and our world-leading literary collections, to produce a degree that embodies the best of contemporary, critical and archival work. 

Education

The department’s research widely supports all the teaching on the MA, from Medieval to Contemporary Literature, including postcolonial and world literatures and creative writing.

You have the freedom to choose your own pathway through bespoke strands, with careful advice at every stage and unique interdisciplinary modules to choose from.

You will receive detailed one-to-one guidance on your dissertation, which might be a creative writing portfolio, an edition of a Beckett manuscript, a fin de siècle project oriented around our Wilde collections, or a theoretically informed reading of diasporic fiction.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Modern English Studies
  • Materiality and Textuality
  • Beckett
  • Creative and Critical Writing
  • Diasporas of the Mind – Minority Literature in Britain
  • Identity and Otherness in the Early Modern Period

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Full transcripts of all degree programmes taken. If these are not in English, a certified translation into English is required. 
  • An English language certificate (for example IELTS or TOEFL)
  • Contact details for two academic/professional references. 
  • Statement of purpose.
  • A copy of your passport (for international students).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18650 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 18650 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Reading

903 - 1382 GBP /month
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