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English Literature, MA

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #77 (QS) Glasgow, United Kingdom
By taking the English Literature course at the University of Glasgow you will explore all aspects of literature in English, benefiting from our expertise in a wide range of areas, including American, Irish and postcolonial literatures, critical theory, creative writing, and the relationship between literature and other arts, media and science.
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Overview

In choosing English Literature, you will be studying at one of the oldest, largest and most dynamic centres for the study of literature in the world.

Level 1 courses in English Literature will provide you with the knowledge and critical and creative skills that form the bedrock for the study of English Literature. 

You will develop skills in independent writing and in analysing and arguing about literature, and gain insights into how speaking and performing texts enhances literary study. Poetry and Poetics introduces you to the study of poetry, of what has been written about it, and how it is performed and reproduced. Prescribed texts include anthologies of poetry and literary criticism, one play, and a handbook on studying poetry. 

The English Literature course at the University of Glasgow includes a poetry writing competition and an open mic forum. Novel and Narratology addresses the novel form in English and theories of narrative and its cultural effects. There are also opportunities to develop skills in creative writing.

Careers

A degree in English Literature opens up a wide range of career opportunities, such as teaching, writing, publishing, journalism, research and production in the arts and media sectors and other forms of cultural leadership, the civil service, public relations and cultural policy, financy, business and technology.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    480 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Course Overview:

  • You will be reading and writing on novels, short stories, tales, poems, plays, essays and manifestos from the medieval period to the present day.
  • You will also study early literature and language in level 1 English Language & Linguistics, as well as other subjects in years 1 and 2. see Flexible degrees.
  • If you progress to Honours (years 3 and 4) you will have scope for advanced study of the major literary periods, as well as the opportunity to choose from a wide variety of courses in a number of specialist fields, including children’s literature, fantasy fiction, the contemporary novel, modernism, radical theory, Shakespeare, literature and the environment, literature and medicine.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

A-levels

  • Standard entry requirements: AAB guaranteed offer if additional requirements met.
  • Minimum entry requirements: BBB considered for offer if meet additional requirements met.
  • Additional requirements: Applicants who wish to study a joint programme that includes Mathematics, Statistics or Computing Science must also meet BSc requirements for those programmes. 

International Baccalaureate

  • Standard academic entry requirements: 36 points including three HL subjects at 6,6,5 guaranteed offer if additional requirements met.
  • Minimum academic entry requirements: 32 points including three HL subjects at 6,5,5 considered for offer if meet additional requirements met.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18370 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18370 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1820 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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England, Wales and Northern Ireland: £27,750 per total

Living costs for Glasgow

  • 620 - 1020 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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