M.Litt. On Campus

English Literature

Newcastle University

12 months
18600 GBP/year
4500 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The English Literature programme from Newcastle University allows you to work around your own research interests. It will prepare you for further research within and beyond academia. Our specialist areas include: Medieval and early modern literature; eighteenth-century and Romantic literature; Victorian literature; post-colonial literatures; children's literature and theatre studies.


The English Literature programme from Newcastle University is an individually tailored research master's degree that contains some taught modules, independently conducted research assignments and a larger research dissertation at the end. The topics are chosen by you, in consultation with your supervisor.

The course is taught by small teams of research specialists clustered in the following research areas:

  • Medieval and early modern literature
  • eighteenth-century and Romantic literature
  • Victorian literature
  • fin de siècle and modernism
  • post-colonial literatures
  • American literature and culture
  • children's literature
  • theatre studies

We will encourage you to undertake placements, including archive work offered by our various partner institutions. Our partners include the Wordsworth Trust and Seven Stories: National Centre for Children's Books. You will also be part of the rich research culture in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and may participate in and lead events for our research groups.


This course is primarily taught on our city centre campus, although some sessions are sometimes based with partner institutions such as the Wordsworth Trust.

Your contact and study times vary across modules although teaching typically includes seminars, tutorials, presentations, visits and independent learning. Where a number of people are working in a similar area we can offer small group tuition from research experts in the field.

The course gives you the flexibility to design a programme of study according to your own research interests. For example, you might choose to write four shorter research assignments of 6,000 words or two longer ones of 12,000 words. Whichever path you take, your learning will be supported through one-to-one supervision with a research specialist.

The course is made up of 180 credits:

  • 20 credits for research training modules
  • 80 credits for research assignments with a combined length of 16-24,000 words
  • 80 credits for a 16-24,000-word dissertation, which is written in the spring/summer for full time students or in the second year for part time students
You may also attend lectures and seminars (not the assessments) for approved taught postgraduate modules.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Methods (Literature)
  • English MLitt Research Assignments
  • English MLitt Dissertation

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • We suggest international students apply at least two months before the course starts. This is so that you have enough time to make the necessary arrangements.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A 2:1 honours degree or international equivalent. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18600 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    4500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4500 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Newcastle upon Tyne

560 - 991 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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