English: Literary London, MA



Course introduction

Study different ways of looking at and writing about London with this exciting MA programme. Explore literary London and how writers have responded to the city while studying in London itself.

This English MA offers the opportunity to engage with the rich and complicated literary imaginings of London through the years - from Shakespeare to the Victorians and onwards, to cinematic, postcolonial and documentary constructions of the city.

The structure is designed to be flexible, with courses taught in weekly seminars focusing on literary, theoretical and cultural texts. Broaden your knowledge of literature and your understanding of London's role in the world while exploring alternative approaches and perspectives, all within an interdisciplinary, comparative and international context.



Careers and placements


What sort of careers do graduates pursue?

A postgraduate degree in this field will allow you to enter a wide variety of fields of work and opens the door to embarking on a research degree. A number of our graduates have gone on to complete PhDs.

Others have found work in teaching, journalism, marketing and PR, arts administration, local and central government, charity work, and many other areas.

(This course is not a teacher training course. Anyone wishing to become a teacher will need to undertake/complete the necessary specific training to qualify as a teacher.)



Do you provide employability services?


Our services are designed to help you achieve your potential and support your transition towards a rewarding graduate career.

The University's Employability and Careers Service (ECS) provides support when you are preparing to apply for jobs. Support includes CV clinics, mock interviews and employability skills workshops.

Each School also has its own Employability Officer, who works closely with the sector and who may be able to provide specific opportunities relevant to your own course.



Start date

EXPECTED SEP-2021. EXPECTED SEP-2021.

Tuitions and fees

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 Years - full-time MA - Master of Arts £6500 Home Fees
1 Years - full-time MA - Master of Arts £14000 Overseas Fees
1 Years - full-time MA - Master of Arts £6500 European Fees
2 Years - part-time MA - Master of Arts £0 Home Fees
2 Years - part-time MA - Master of Arts £0 Overseas Fees
2 Years - part-time MA - Master of Arts £0 European Fees


Qualifications required

  • Domestic entry requirements: You should have a UK undergraduate degree at 2.1 or above (or an equivalent qualification (both level and grade) from a recognised non-UK university) in a relevant discipline. In exceptional circumstances, we may consider a 2.2.
  • International entry requirements: You should have a UK undergraduate degree at 2.1 or above (or an equivalent qualification (both level and grade) from a recognised non-UK university) in a relevant discipline. In exceptional circumstances, we may consider a 2.2. IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component.
  • IELTS score: 6.5