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MA Programmes

Our Masters programmes offer you the flexibility to explore the forms of writing that interest you the most.

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You will benefit from studying in a large but friendly department where you will work alongside leading researchers in the field to pursue your own intellectual pathways. Whatever programme you choose, you will be introduced to research methods and resources for the advanced study of literature and will develop higher-level skills in argument, presentation, and independent research. Our programmes allow you to go on to pursue doctoral research, to gain employment in a range of cultural sectors, and to deepen your understanding of particular movements, debates, and practices.

MA in English Studies

Our MA in English Studies invites you to choose from a number of distinctive pathways through the programme. If you prefer a flexible route, you can take our English Literature pathway and choose modules from across the whole range of our offerings.  If you prefer to specialize, you can choose one of six period pathways on which you will take focused modules and write a dissertation in a related area. Your chosen pathway will be named in the title of your degree.

MA in Poetry

Our new MA in Poetry provides the unique opportunity to study historical and contemporary poetic practices while studying in London, the heart of the nation’s creative industries. 

The programme offers a distinctive mix of specialised attention to the genre of poetry, the chance to develop your own poetic practice, and arranged work placements within the cultural and creative sector.

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