M.A. On Campus

English Literature

Swansea University

12 months
16750 GBP/year
7900 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The English Literature programme from Swansea University allows you to roam a stimulating field of English studies and draw on the individual research expertise of our experienced staff.


You shape your own pathway through course, selecting compelling modules from the MA in English and a combination from other specialist MAs such as the MA in Welsh Writing in English and the MA in Gender and Culture.

This could see you combine gender and humour in medieval and early modern Europe with a module on writing radio drama.

You will study a set number of optional 20-credit modules, before undertaking a 60-credit dissertation project of your choosing in the second part of the course.

Varied modules include advanced research skills in English, Welsh identities, creative non-fiction, writing radio drama, screenwriting, gender and culture, James Joyce and literary theory, and fiction and power.

Career opportunities

You will develop excellent oral and creative writing skills, and learn to present your ideas in a range of formats.

Graduates from this English Literature programme from Swansea University enter a range of creative industries including publishing, broadcasting, marketing and advertising. They also undertake research degrees and pursue a career in academia.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Long Fiction 
  • Genre: Writing for the Stage
  • Poetry 
  • Welsh Identities: literature and nationhood
  • Dylan Thomas and the Rise of Welsh Writing in English
  • James Joyce and Literary Theory

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
First Class
Upper Second Class (recommended)

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The typical entry requirement is a degree in English or a relevant discipline, normally an upper second or above or equivalent. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16750 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16750 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    7900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7900 GBP per year during 12 months.

Part-time (2 years) fees:

  • UK students: £ 3,950
  • International students: £ 8,400
Part-time (3 years) fees:
  • UK&EU students: £ 2,650
  • International students: £ 5,550

Living costs for Swansea

727 - 1379 GBP /month
Living costs

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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