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Course options

  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Stag Hill

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    OCT-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Why choose this course

In a world of information overload and 'alternative facts', the ability to read between the lines is more valuable than ever. Studying English literature equips you with the skills to do this.

Our MA English Literature will further your ability to analyse words and literary forms, deepening your knowledge of important literary periods, movements, authors and texts.

At Surrey, you'll benefit from the expertise of literary-studies academics who are leaders in their fields and who will inspire you to extend your understanding of literary theory, genre and literary history, introducing you to a variety of up-to-date approaches to literary study.

What you will study

Building on your existing knowledge, this course will advance your understanding of literary theory, sharpen your academic writing and add authority to your critical voice. We’ll equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to start debating about how notions of literary value change over time, how literature responds to and shapes social change, and how innovations in publishing have transformed writing.

If you aspire to go on to doctoral research, this course is ideal for you. The course is also a great choice if you’re looking for a broad overview of Anglophone culture or you want to develop an impressive level of knowledge within a particular field of literary studies.

Careers and graduate prospects

We offer careers information, advice and guidance to all students whilst studying with us, which is extended to our alumni for three years after leaving the University.

The skills you develop on our English literature and creative writing masters courses are a gateway to a wide range of careers in the creative industries, marketing, PR and professional writing.

Some of our graduates have gone on to start their careers in the following roles:

  • Content writer
  • Editor
  • Publisher
  • Journalist
  • Teacher
  • Technical writer.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 17,400per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

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University of Surrey

  • University League Table

    34th

  • Campus address

    University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7XH, England

The University of Surrey has over 140 nationalities in its international community.
38% of the university’s student population is from outside the UK.
Surrey has over 90 university partners across the globe.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    32nd out of 106 8

  • Entry standards

    / Max 206
    142 69%

    28th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    73 73%

    26th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.83 77%

    96th

    45

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