9 months
28560 GBP/year
13340 GBP/year
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The English (1900-Present) programme at the University of Oxford is designed to serve both as an autonomous degree for students wishing to pursue more advanced studies in English literature, and as a solid foundation for doctoral research.


The English Faculty includes numerous scholars and teachers working in the modern period, as can be seen here. Within the modern period, particular areas of interest among faculty members include modernist poetry, fiction, and drama, the cultural contexts of literature, literature and science, life writing, modern drama and performance studies, contemporary poetry, post-colonial studies and Irish literature.

The Bodleian Library, the English Faculty Library, the Taylorian, the History Library and the Rothermere American Institute Library provide a great wealth of resources for the study of modern literature at Oxford. Students are welcome to attend lectures across related disciplines. The faculty has a number of visiting lecturers and writers every year.

The English (1900-Present) programme is offered by the University of Oxford.

Graduate destinations

Many English taught-course students go onto doctoral research, both at Oxford and at other universities worldwide. Other graduates pursue careers in occupations including teaching, journalism, law, publishing and the civil service.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Literature, Contexts, and Approaches
  • Bibliography, Theories of Text, History of the Book, Manuscript Studies
  • Special Options
  • Dissertation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 9 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Official transcript(s)
    • CV/résumé
    • Statement of purpose/personal statement: A maximum of 1,000 words
    • Written work: Either one essay of a maximum of 4,000 words or two essays of a maximum of 2,000 words each
    • References/letters of recommendation: Three overall, generally academic

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    28560 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28560 GBP per year during 9 months.
  • National

    13340 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13340 GBP per year during 9 months.

Living costs for Oxford

939 - 1530 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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