University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool

Contemporary Literature

All our full-time MA programmes last 12 months (September to September), with taught modules in Semesters 1 and 2 provided via weekly seminar. During the summer, you'll work with an individual research supervisor on your dissertation. Early exit points are available for Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma for those unable to complete the MA. In addition to the programmes listed here, we welcome proposals on Literature topics for the MA by Directed Research programme.

Entry requirements

A 2.1 Honours degree in English studies or a similar subject is required. All applicants must have reached a minimum required standard of English language, qualifications accepted include GCSE English; A-level English; language; IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 5.5) in each component); TOEFL iBT 88 or above with minimum scores in components as follows: listening and writing 21, reading 22, speaking 23.

Course modules

Core modules: Contemporary women's poetry; contemporary Irish poetry; postmodern fiction; contemporary English fiction; optional modules: research skills (literature); dissertation project; dissertation (literature) - approximately 15000 words.

Sponsorship information

1 Sir Frank Kermode Postgraduate Scholarship of �1,000 is awarded on a competitive basis; home and EU students with 1st Class degrees are encouraged to apply for AHRB funding.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 5,300 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 12,200 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Centre Campus Liverpool L3 5PS North West

Key information

PG Recruitment
Telephone number: 
0151 794 5927