Oxford Brookes University


This course covers a range of periods and genres from the Renaissance to the Contemporary. The course enables students to develop subject expertise at an advanced level, and carry out independent research projects in their own areas of interest. There are 3 different Master�s pathways; early modern literature, 19th century culture, or modern and contemporary writing and culture.

Entry requirements

2.1 Honours degree, or its equivalent, in English Literature or a related subject. Applicants with evidence of other relevant personal and professional experience, support of referees, and examples of written work are encouraged to apply. If English is not the 1st language applicants need to provide certification of their English language proficiency. For this course students need an IELTS score of at least 7, with at least 6.0 in each element.

Course modules

Modules include: key concepts and methods in humanities research; class and emotion in Shakespeare; Shakespeare and his afterlife; romanticisms; Victorian texts: visions and revisions; modern and contemporary fiction; 20th-century texts; independent study; dissertation.

Assessment methods

Assessment is entirely by written work. There are no examinations.

Sponsorship information

Support may be available from the Arts and Humanities Research Board postgraduate studentship scheme; John Henry Brookes Scholarship available.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 5,320 per Whole course (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 12,850 per Whole course (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Part-time £ 2,720 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MA Part-time £ 6,300 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years
PgCert Full-time - 4 months
PgCert Part-time - 8 months
PgDip Full-time - 9 months
PgDip Part-time - 18 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Headington Campus Oxford OX3 0BP South East

Key information

Programme Administrator
Telephone number: 
01865 484127