School of English

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Postgraduate study

Research Excellence Framework 2014: 97% of staff submitted, 74% of our work graded world-leading or internationally excellent, ranked 10th out of 89 English Departments in terms of Research Intensity (THES)


To apply for any of our MA or PhD programmes, please select the relevant degree title within the tabs and click the 'Apply' button. Fee information can also be found on the individual programme pages.

Taught Masters

Following the often broad intellectual base of an undergraduate literature programme, postgraduate level study offers you the opportunity to specialise in an area of particular interest. Our taught postgraduate programmes allow you to concentrate on particular periods (Medieval and Early Modern, 18th century, 19th century, the contemporary) particular cultural and political concerns (Postcolonial Studies, American Studies) theoretical frameworks (critical theory, medical humanities) or develop creatively, through poetry or prose. Students with a range of interests and passions can study for the MA in English and American Literature which enables you to choose from the broad range of modules within the School of English and the wider Faculty of Humanities.

Each School of English MA programme consists of 4 taught modules and a 12000 word dissertation or equivalent. Each module is assessed on the basis of a 5000 word essay (or its equivalent if you take a creative writing module). All of our Canterbury-based MA programmes can be studied on a part-time basis. Please click here for the list of current modules.





School of English, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NX

The University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NZ, T: +44 (0)1227 823054

Last Updated: 17/01/2019