Postgraduate study at the Department of English

Postgraduate Taught


English attract students from many backgrounds and from around the world, who wish to enhance their professional qualifications, continue their studies or pursue personal interests.

Dedicated subject experts teach our programmes through a mixture of core and optional modules, seminars, small classes and one-to-one supervision.

We run several taught MA programmes that reflect staff research interests and expertise. The programmes include:

Students work with tutors to enhance their academic writing and research skills, leading up to a final dissertation on a topic of their choice.

The Sydney Jones Library provides a superb suite of electronic materials, journals, books, special collections and archives, with support from a knowledgeable, helpful team.

Students are encouraged to take part in the seminar series, social events and staff-student meetings that regularly take place at the University.

Please note: If you're looking for the Reading for Life MA, this programme has now moved to the School of Psychology.