University of Manchester

University of Manchester

English and American Studies

This course on offer within the programme stretch from the Anglo-Saxon era to the contemporary period; they encompass theory-based options as well as geographically and historically specific modules.

Entry requirements

A 1st or Upper 2nd Class Honours degree or its overseas equivalent, in English or a closely related area; IELTS: 7.0 overall; TOEFL: 600 (paper test) or 250 (computer test).

Course modules

Modules include: Early modern masculinities; ugliness, disability and selfhood, 1560-1770; the 18th-century novel; Byron and Byronism from Ireland to Russia; reading Dickens; the future of modernism; postcolonial cultures: gender, identity and community; modernist children; post-gay culture; the American body; the stranger in modern society, and contemporary Scottish and Irish fiction.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by a research project.

Sponsorship information

Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) grants are competetive and provide payment of tuition fees and a maintenance stipend for UK students, and tuition fees (and a maintenance stipend, subject to eligibility criteria) for EU students; the School of Languages, Linguistics and Cultures also offers a limited number of fee bursaries on a competitive basis for Master's students; details are published in Feb/Mar each year.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 5,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 12,300 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Manchester Manchester M13 9PL North West

Key information

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