English at Leicester

Postgraduate study

We cover a wide range of topics, from Charles Dickens to Christopher Marlowe, from Caribbean Literature to Middle English lyric, from Contemporary American Writing to Gender Studies, and from the Pre-Raphaelites to the 18th-century novel.

Postgraduate students are integral members of the School, with their own Postgraduate Student-Staff Committee, Research Forum and representation on Boards of Studies.

Masters degrees

Creative Writing MA
1-2 years, full- or part-time
They say creative writing can’t be taught. We beg to differ. This Masters in creative writing is geared towards studying and experimenting across genres and forms, and will challenge you both intellectually and imaginatively. 

English Literature MA
1-2 years, full- or part-time
Pre-1800 classic English literature, or 21st century game changers? This MA allows you to focus on areas that pique your interest most, discover new ones, and sharpen your independent research skills to an advanced level.

Modern and Contemporary Literature (and Creative Writing) MA
1-2 years, full- or part-time
You’re passionate about 20th century and contemporary literature, but you’ve got an insatiable thirst for creative writing. We understand. That’s why you can combine the two paths with this one Masters degree.

Victorian Studies MA
1-2 years, full- or part-time
Rapid industrialisation. Class struggles. The Bronte sisters. However you look at it, the Victorian period was truly something. Through the lens of modern cultural and literary theories, you’ll explore a range of perspectives on life, art and literature during this time.


Waddington Scholarships are available to University of Leicester UK and International students and are awarded on the basis of academic merit.

Masters Excellence Scholarships are available to new UK applicants registering for a full- or part-time, campus-based Masters degree within the College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities.

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