Newcastle University

Newcastle University

English Literature

The English Literature MA offers an intellectually challenging, innovative programme of study. It is directly informed by the outstanding research of staff in the School of English. The course emphasis is on key critical developments in literary studies, such as: the relation of shifting aesthetic forms to political radicalism; the biographies of books; how authors and texts articulate their relationship to shifting geographies of cultural power; textual editing from manuscript to print to digital platforms; the sexual politics of public and private life in literature; the mind, the body and affect as sites of and for representation;the aesthetics and politics of American and world literatures. The MA moves away from period-based literary studies. Instead, it considers texts in the context of established and emerging scholarship and theory.

Entry requirements

A 2.1 Honours degree, or equivalent, in English literature or English literature with classics, history, philosophy, a modern language, English language or politics. We will also consider your application if you have an undergraduate degree from another discipline, or have a lower or non-standard qualification. In this case you will need to provide a sample of your work. If your first language is not English you need IELTS 7.0, or equivalent.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 5,500 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MA Full-time £ 12,680 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MA Part-time £ 2,750 per Academic year (home fees) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Campus Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU North East

Key information

School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics
Telephone number: 
0191 208 7199