MA — 2024 entry English Literature

In a world of information overload and 'alternative facts', the ability to read between the lines is more valuable than ever. Studying English Literature at Surrey equips you with the skills to do this.

Key course information

Typical offer
2:1 minimum
Start date
September 2024
1 year
UK fees
Overseas fees
Stag Hill

Why choose
this course?

  • Our flexible course will further your ability to analyse words and literary forms, deepening your knowledge of important literary periods, movements, authors and texts.
  • The optionality woven into the programme means you can really tailor your studies to focus on the topics and texts that most interest you.
  • You'll benefit from the expertise of our academics who are leaders in their fields. They’ll inspire you to extend your understanding of literary history, genre and theory, introducing you to a variety of up-to-date approaches to literary studies.
  • You’ll also get a chance to work with our Poet-in-Residence and Writer-in-Residence – again, all leading exponents of their chosen literary genres.
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