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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Stag Hill

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    OCT-22

  • 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 course will further your ability to analyse words and literary forms, deepening your knowledge of important literary periods, movements, authors and texts.

You'll benefit from the expertise of our literary-studies academics who are leaders in their fields. They’ll 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 the new and distinctive forms of writing emerging in the 21st century.

If you aspire to go on to postgraduate research, this course is ideal for you. Our 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. Our graduates have lifetime access to Surrey Pathfinder, our online portal for appointment and events bookings, jobs, placements and interactive development tools.

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

Application deadline

22 July 2022

Tuition fees

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£ 17,900per 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

    18th

  • Campus address

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

37% of the university’s student population is from outside the UK – the University of Surrey is truly a global community.
The university has 140 nationalities in its international community.
Surrey has over 90 university partners across the world and works with a large network of education agents in other countries.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    7th out of 100 20

  • Entry standards

    / Max 206
    126 60%

    39th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    81.0 81%

    2nd

    10
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.11 82%

    17th

    43

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