Covering writers such as Shakespeare, Marlowe, Cavendish, Pope, Swift, Behn and Equiano, the pathway offers modules that consider: how literature responded and contributed to major social and political developments such as the rise of international travel, slavery and empire (including the role of Liverpool in that process); the transition from Renaissance alchemy to modern science; the literary contests fought over form and style across both periods; the theory and practice of scholarly editing; and Shakespeare’s dialogue with both contemporaries and later eighteenth-century adapters.
The English Literature - Renaissance and Eighteenth-Century Literature programme from University of Liverpool also offers the opportunity to visit local cultural institutions such as the Walker Gallery and International Slavery Museum.
Conversation with other students and researchers through departmental talks, seminars, conferences, and associated research centres such as the Liverpool Medieval and Renaissance Research Centre and the Eighteenth-Century Worlds Centre will help you situate that reading within a thriving academic context.
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 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
- Literature, Slavery and Empire
- Editing the Early Modern
- Shakespeare & Co
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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.
DisciplinesHistory Language Studies Literature View 550 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.
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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International20350 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 20350 GBP per year during 12 months.
National9650 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9650 GBP per year during 12 months.
Living costs for Liverpool
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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.