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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    University of Salford

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

If you live for literature and culture and want to deepen your understanding of the complex and often disturbing forces that shape our world, then our MA will be ideal for you. Study on our MA will lead you to new levels of emotional and intellectual engagement and will lay the foundations for you to produce exciting written work that deserves to be published and read; you will be inspired to think in new, innovative, and challenging ways.

Our teaching team engages intensely with the real-world issues that shape and govern our world in the 2020s – the debates and conflicts about gender, sexuality, race, class, justice, technology and the environment – and they ground their knowledge and learning in rigorous readings of literary and cultural texts. Join us on this MA to develop your own ideas, readings and ways of seeing the world from leading academics and writers.

Designed to explore a wide range of literary and cultural texts, this programme will equip you with the critical and research skills you’ll need to develop innovative approaches to your writing. Studying a literature and culture master’s degree at Salford allows you to experience all the creativity the north-west has to offer – whether that’s visiting unique local archives, getting involved with cultural organisations, or immersing yourself in the world of libraries.

As part of this course, you’ll share and present ideas with your peers, and become part of a lively learning environment. As your course progresses, you’ll also be able to showcase everything you’ve learnt as part of an in-depth research-led dissertation project that allows you to follow your own interests.

You will:

Deepen your understanding of how writers, theorists, film-makers and photographers tell stories about the world we live in today.

Learn from published professionals and world-leading academic researchers in a vibrant, creative and interdisciplinary environment.

Have access to local archives, libraries and museums that you can use for research and development when writing stories.

Develop a portfolio of work that can be used to evidence your skills for employment or further study


While many graduates of this course choose to pursue further research-based study, this isn’t the only option. The diverse range of transferable skills you’ll develop throughout this course lend themselves to a whole host of professional roles in related areas such as the arts, libraries, education, publishing and media.

If the idea of further research does interest you, our master’s in literature programmes are the perfect way to develop the skills you’ll need. We have over 15 research-active academic staff working within our English faculty, with many early career researchers engaged in a variety of research projects. If you think this might be the best option for you, there will be plenty of people on hand to discuss your ideas with.


Our English subject directorate has links with the BBC at MediaCity UK. We also have links with local publishers and cultural organisations

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 15,345per year

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

University information

University of Salford

  • University League Table


  • Campus address

    University of Salford, The Crescent, Salford, Manchester, M5 4WT, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    76th out of 100 2

    42nd out of 105 14

  • Entry standards

    / Max 206
    111 55%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    58.0 58%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.17 83%


  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    113 58%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    55.0 55%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.09 82%



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