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Taught degrees

Our postgraduate teaching emphasises cross-period study, interdisciplinarity, and theoretical innovation.

Chawton House Library
Chawton House Library

This is supported by our five interdisciplinary research centres; we also have a special relationship with the Chawton House Library, which specialises in early women's writing. Our core MA module Adventures in Literary Research includes a research trip to the rare books and literary manuscripts collections at the British Library and a workshop at the Bodleian Library Printing Press. Our library and IT resources are excellent, and we have a lively research culture, with frequent seminars and conferences.

We offer a broad-based MA in English Literary Studies; as well as more specialised pathways in the Eighteenth Century (supported by the unique local resource of the Chawton House Library), the Nineteenth Century, the Modern and Contemporary Period, and Postcolonial World Literatures; we also offer an MA in Medieval and Renaissance Culture; and an MA in Creative Writing. For full details of these degrees, click on the 'Courses' tab to the left.

All these programmes provide an excellent foundation for graduates who want to expand and deepen their knowledge of English. Our alumni have gone on to build careers in academia, secondary education, as writers, and in many other walks of life. To find out more, follow click on the link 'Where are they now?' to the right.

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Don't worry, there are other opportunities to come and see us including our Postgraduate Visit Afternoons.

Whether you're considering your options, or you’ve already applied for one of our courses, a Visit Afternoon is a great way to see us on campus and find out more about your area of interest.

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