Queen Mary has been invaluable in fostering the desire to ask challenging intellectual questions, building a solid foundation of research skills/sophisticated engagement with texts, and allowing for a dialogue between faculty and students that allows graduates to really forge their own path in the academy." Phoenix Alexander (MA English Studies)
Our Masters programmes offer you the flexibility to explore the forms of writing that interest you the most.
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.
- Pathway 1: English Literature
- Pathway 2: Early Modern Studies, 1300–1700
- Pathway 3: Eighteenth Century Literature and Romanticism
- Pathway 4: Victorian Literature
- Pathway 5: Writing in the Modern Age
- Pathway 6: Contemporary Writing
- Pathway 7: Postcolonial and Global Literatures
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.