University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool

Reading in Practice

Students study how creative literature and its depiction of human troubles and possibilities resonates with people emotionally and imaginatively; and how reading can contribute to health in its broadest sense. Students study books of all kinds and from all periods. They will gain the ability and confidence to use all literature as a form of personal time-travel and meditation and in turn to create this process for others.

Entry requirements

A good 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 6.0 in each component); TOEFL iBT 88 or above with minimum scores in components as follows: listening and writing 21, reading 22, speaking 23.

Sponsorship information

1 Sir Frank Kermode Postgraduate Scholarship of �1,000 pro rata 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 Part-time £ 2,650 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MA Part-time £ 12,200 per Academic year (overseas fees) 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