You must hold a UK honours degree (or equivalent), preferably in English or a closely related subject. Although your degree need not be in English, you must show some knowledge of the subject, together with the study skills expected of a graduate in this field. A degree of at least 2.1 or equivalent will greatly increase your chances of successfully completing the MA.
The MA in English Literature assumes that a candidate for a masters degree already has the knowledge and skills usually acquired by pursuing the subject at undergraduate level. The qualification is not intended to bridge any gaps in knowledge for those who have an unrelated undergraduate degree or inadequate experience.
It is expected that your spoken and written English will also be of an adequate standard for postgraduate study. If English is not your first language, we recommend that you will need a minimum score of 7 under the International English Language testing system (IELTS). Please see their website for details.
How long it takes
You will be able to complete this masters qualification within two years by studying one module a year.