English Literature MA

Coventry University

Program Overview

MA English Literature is an exciting opportunity to study local and global literatures, from the Renaissance through to present day.
You will have the option to apply for a ‘professional experience’ opportunity, designed to further develop your skills and knowledge with the aim of maximising your employability prospects. See modules for more information.
Engaging with cutting-edge critical theories and through embodied learning, students will consider the importance of literature for the regional and global concerns of the twenty-first century.
This course emphasises real-world engagement and experiential learning. A typical year with us might involve a trip to Lake Geneva to reflect on how the strange weather of 1816 shaped the works Mary Shelley, Percy Shelley, and Lord Byron. There are also opportunities to conduct in-depth case studies of how literature has galvanised communities of resistance in response to environmental catastrophes such as the Bhopal disaster in India.


CoventryUnited Kingdom

  Course Duration

12 Months

  Tuition Fee

£ 16,950


IELTS: 6.5

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Why you should study this course
MA English Literature equips students for further academic study as well as employment in public and private sector research organisations.
It fosters transferable analytical, critical, organisational, research and campaign skills that are in demand in a wide variety of workplaces, industries and careers.
The course prepares students to be active and engaged citizens in a time of global environmental crisis. In the decarbonising economies of the coming decades, in Britain and the wider world, our graduates are ready to participate in the careers and industries that will emerge to tackle the climate crisis.
What you'll study
MA English Literature explores the interrelations between literature and the environments in which it is produced and received. It employs a broad understanding of the word ‘environment’ to include wilderness, wasteland, urban, suburban and domestic spaces. It seeks to understand the role of literature in collective human and more-than-human adaptation and resistance to environmental change.

English language requirements
IELTS: 6.5 overall, with no component lower than 5.5. 

International Fees
£16,950 per year
International Pathways 2022 Scholarship
You could enjoy a £3,000 reduction in tuition fees.
Our high-quality foundation, international year one and pre-masters courses are for international students who do not meet the requirements for direct entry to their preferred Coventry University undergraduate or postgraduate course. We can support you to achieve the academic and/or English grades you need and help you gain the personal and professional skills required to study at university.
We want to encourage ambitious international students like you to study at Coventry University, so we’ve secured extra financial support for you worth £3,000, to help with the cost of tuition fees, living expenses and accommodation.
The scholarship application deadline is:
September 2022 intake: 31 July 2022

Upon successful completion, you will have knowledge of:
Major literary periods, movements and genres
Advanced research methods and tools
Cutting edge critical theory
The relationship between literature and the environment
The climate emergency and intersecting crises including biodiversity loss, habitat destruction, pollution, climate justice and more; cultural, political and technological approaches to the environmental crisis.
You will be able to:
Rapidly familiarise yourself with diverse knowledge domains
communicate research findings effectively to a range of different audiences;
Thrive in transdisciplinary work environments, both individually and as part of a team
Argue logically and persuasively; critically analyse and synthesise information from a range of sources.

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