You will acquire the necessary research skills for advanced literary scholarship, while having the opportunity to pursue areas of interest across historical periods and in a wide variety of genres. The focus of our modules ranges from slavery and empire in Elizabethan writing to the body in contemporary literature, and from Victorian Gothic to fictions of technology in SF.
With access to local institutions, such as Tate Liverpool and the International Slavery Museum, you will be encouraged to take a global perspective on changing literary, cultural and political landscapes, and invited to explore current critical and theoretical debates. Staff members who teach on our modules are experts in their respective fields, and include New Generation Thinkers, as well as members of the Literature and Science Hub, the Centre for New and International Writing and the Olaf Stapledon Centre for Speculative Futures.
The independence of study, clarity of expression and management of time demanded by all our taught programmes equip the successful graduate with the skills and knowledge base required for further academic study and research in English and other areas.
Many graduates of the English Literature programme from University of Liverpool also choose to enter careers such as teaching, publishing and journalism, or to work in the business sector, often in human resources, administration, marketing or sales.
Successful alumni have gone on to teach English at elementary, secondary and tertiary levels in schools around the globe. A significant number of MA graduates have also continued their studies to PhD level.
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- Research Skills and Practice
- Dissertation Preparation Project
- Bodies in Space
- Editing the Early Modern
- Fictions of Technology
- Poetry and the Forms of Experience
- Genre Definitions
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- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
There are no strict application deadlines but applicants are encouraged to apply in good time, particularly if they require visas or have special requirements.
DisciplinesLanguage Studies Languages Literature View 567 other Masters in Language Studies in United Kingdom
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- All applicants must have reached a minimum required standard of English language and are required to provide evidence of this. Qualifications accepted by the University can be found on our International webpages.
- If you meet the academic requirements of the course but do not have the required level of English Language, it is possible for you to come and study at the University on one of our Pre-sessional EAP programmes.
- For entry to our master's programmes a good 2:1 honours degree in English studies or a similar subject is required.
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International19000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 19000 GBP per year during 12 months.
National8500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 8500 GBP per year during 12 months.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.