Aberystwyth University

Aberystwyth University

Literary Studies

This course offers a broad engagement with English literature with the opportunity to develop expertise in 1 of a number of specialist areas. By studying the latest developments in critical theory and research methodology students cultivate the necessary skills to undertake their 15000-word dissertation: an extensive piece of critical research in the student's chosen area. Students also develop a host of transferable skills which they may deploy in a range of other academic or employment contexts.

Entry requirements

A good 2.2 Honours degree (UK) (or above) equating to a mark of 56.5% or above in a related subject. IELTS score of 7.0 or a TOEFL score of 100 (internet based) for international students.

Course modules

Core modules: research skills in English studies 1: methods and materials; research skills in English studies 2: tackling textualities.

Assessment methods

Assessment takes the form of: research proposal, including a related bibliographic element; a case study; examined oral presentations; and 6,000-word assignments. Each student will complete a MA Dissertation of 15,000 words which deals with an area of chosen study in the 3rd semester.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 5,600 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MA Full-time £ 11,250 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MA Part-time £ 2,800 per Academic year (home fees) 24 months
MA Part-time £ 5,625 per Academic year (overseas fees) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Penglais Campus Aberystwyth SY23 3AR Wales

Key information

Department of English and Creative Writing
Telephone number: 
01970 621945