Our research and teaching focuses on some of the most critical and pressing issues of our time, including contemporary racism as a legacy of transatlantic slavery in neo-slave narratives, surrealist depictions of climate change, global feminisms, the precarity of whiteness in American novels and the crisis of postmodernity in contemporary writing. Tutors contributing to the pathway include New Generation Thinkers, award-winning writers and critics and members of the Global Literatures Research Group.
Regular visits by a range of international writers and poets, in association with the Centre for New and International Writing, will enhance your study. In the past we have welcomed writers including George Saunders, Neil Gaiman, Nuar Alsadir and Jay Bernard. The pathway integrates teaching with Liverpool’s host of world-class cultural institutions and venues, such as the Everyman Theatre, the International Slavery Museum, Tate Liverpool and the Liverpool Biennial.
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 - Modern and Contemporary 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
- The Modern
- The Contemporary
- Literature and Crisis
- Science Fiction And/as the Archive
- The Body
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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 Literature Modern History View 420 other Masters in Literature 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 class Bachelors 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.
Living costs for Liverpool
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Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.