English Literature

Taught Masters

We offer a selection of taught Masters programmes.

US Literature

Engage, closely and critically, with some of the key texts that have helped shape American self-perception and national self-image over the last 250 years.

Creative Writing

This taught Masters programme offers students the opportunity to engage with aspects of the writing process relevant to their chosen field of interest - fiction or poetry.


The MSc in Playwriting is a practical playwriting programme.

MSc in Creative Writing by Online Learning

This programme has closed permanently to new students and will not be accepting any new students in the future. The information on these webpages relates to current students who have still to complete their degrees.

Literature and Society

This taught Masters degree introduces students to the relation between literary writing in English and political and social discourse in Britain and Ireland between the ‘Glorious Revolution’ of 1688 and the end of the 19th century.

Literature and Modernity: 1900 to the present

This taught Masters programme considers the ways literature since 1900 has sought to change and ‘modernise’ itself, in the context of wider developments of modernity characterising the age.

Book History and Material Culture

This one-year taught postgraduate degree brings together theory and practice in new and innovative ways. The programme is distinctive for its integration of traditional bibliography, training in special collections, and advanced theoretical approaches. The MSc in Book History and Material Culture has been accredited by the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP).