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Course summary

Keele has a long, distinguished history of teaching and research excellence in English and American Literatures. Our broad, comprehensive expertise in fiction, poetry, drama, life writing, literary theory, creative writing, film and media, gives you the freedom to tailor your study through tuition and one-to-one supervision from leading specialists. In a structured learning environment, you’ll gain an extensive grounding in literary theory and research, extending your knowledge of literary works and the conceptual frameworks used to approach them. Developing as a researcher and communicator, you'll enjoy lively debates within a passionate community which shares your love of literature. Why choose this course?

  • Leading experts in key literary movements, different genres and time periods
  • Freedom to tailor your degree and research around your interests and career plans
  • High staff-to-student ratio enhanced by small-group tutorials and a strong, inclusive research community
  • Opportunity to undertake a work placement
  • Keele is a member of the Arts and Humanities Research Council’s (AHRC) Northwest Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership
Whatever your motivation – the chance to pursue your passion for literature or to develop analytical, writing and research skills – our MA can help you achieve this and more, with opportunities to enjoy readings from an exciting range of published poets, novelists and peers within an intellectually stimulating, collegiate environment. You’ll be supported throughout by our leading academics in the field of literary studies, whose research across a broad spectrum of literary periods and genres feeds directly into teaching and research supervision, giving you significant scope when choosing your dissertation topic. About Keele Keele University was established in 1949 by the former Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University. Founded to meet the needs of a changing world, Keele has always had a pioneering vision to be a different kind of university. We excel in both teaching and research, with some of the most satisfied students in England, and research that is changing lives for the better at a regional, national and global level. Our beautiful 600-acre campus is one of the biggest in Britain – but all the most important services and facilities are on your doorstep, with accommodation, teaching spaces, facilities including a medical centre, sports centre and pharmacy, and a range of shops, eateries and entertainment venues – including the Students’ Union – clustered around the centre.


For information regarding modules for this course, please visit the course page on the Keele University website.

Entry requirements

This degree is designed for applicants with a first or 2:1 honours degree (or international equivalent) in English/English Studies/English Literature (single or combined honours). Applicants with other qualifications or experience are considered on a case-by-case basis by the Programme Director. Applicants will also need to provide one academic reference. English language entry requirement for international students: IELTS 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each component. The University also accepts a range of internationally recognised English tests. If you do not meet the English language requirements, the University offers a range of English language preparation programmes. During your degree programme you can study additional English language courses. This means you can continue to improve your English language skills and gain a higher level of English.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

Information relating to the tuition fees and funding options for this course can be viewed on the Keele University website.
English Literatures at Keele University - UCAS