University of Leicester

University of Leicester

English Studies

This course enables students to pursue individual interests in English literary studies from Anglo-Saxon period to present day; students also acquire knowledge and developing skills necessary for advanced research.

Entry requirements

Normally a 2.1 honours degree in English language or literature or its equivalent.

Course modules

Research methods for postgraduates in English; editing and textual cultures; cities of words; dissertation: either 20,000 words or 30,000 words depending on other modules chosen; 2 option modules from the following list, which may vary from year to year: heroic poetry in old English and old norse; gender and sexuality in medieval European literature; English books and texts: 1060 to 1220; introduction to manuscript studies; literary journeys 1500-1700; literary journeys 1700-1830; managing knowledge: dictionaries and ideology; lexicology and lexicography.

Assessment methods

The dissertation is individually supervised and separately assessed. All other modules are taught by diverse methods in seminars or tutorial groups and assessed by essay.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 5,470 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 13,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 5,470 per Academic year (EU fees) 1 years
MA Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Leicester Leicester LE1 7RH East Midlands

Key information

Postgraduate Administrator
Telephone number: 
0116 252 2620