English Literature, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
There are many reasons why you might choose our English Literature MA of The University of Exeter. If you are thinking about taking your study of English to the next level in preparation for a PhD then our Department has the knowledge to give you the high level training you need to set you on that path.

About

 We are one of the strongest English departments in the UK with an excellent reputation for high quality research. Our Postgraduate students are an important part of our research community, and if you choose to join us at The University of Exeter then you will be too.

If you are a recent graduate looking to stand out in the job market, already working but want to develop further, or simply looking to take your passion for English to the next level then we have the strength and depth of specialisms to fit your interests.

Our Library and Special Collections offer modern study facilities and a vast amount of original source material, and if you’re interested in film or visual culture then the on-site Bill Douglas Cinema Museum is an invaluable resource.

You can choose to study one of the specialist pathways we have chosen to match the Department’s strengths or you can take an open pathway and tailor your own programme from our wide range of modules.

English Literature Specialist pathways include:

  • American and Atlantic Studies
  • Criticism and Theory pathway
  • Enlightenment to Romanticism
  • Film Studies
  • Renaissance Studies
  • Modern & Contemporary
  • Victorian Studies

Programme Structure

Courses Included
  • Empire, Decadence and Modernity: Literature 1870-1910 
  • Bodies Politic: Cultural and Sexual Politics in England, 1603-85 
  • The Poetry of Events 
  • The Cultures of American Modernism 
  • Criticism and Theory: Critical and Literary Theory in a Global Context 
  • Writing for the Screen 
  • Making Progress? Literature in a Changing Environment 1830-1870 
  • Criticism and Theory: Current Debates 
  • Revival and Return: using the Past from Pope to Keats 
  • Beyond the Border: The Politics of Place in Contemporary North American Literature and Culture 
  • From Orientalism to Globalization: Debates in Postcolonial Study 
  • Hearing Film: Film Sound and Music 
  • World Literature 
  • Sense, Sensation, and Cinema 
  • Image, Shape and Music 
  • Renaissance Space 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    100

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • 2:1 or equivalent, preferably in English (which is defined as English Literature, English and American Studies, etc.) or related disciplines (which are defined as Film Studies, Drama, Creative Writing).
  • Applicants whose native language is not English will be required to provide evidence of a very high standard of written English.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    16995 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16995 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    7995 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7995 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • UK/EU: £3,995 part-time

Living costs for Exeter

  • 649 - 1090 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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