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English Studies

We offer a Taught MA in English Literary Studies with a wide variety of modules, which can be moulded to fit various formal pathways. This gives you the freedom to specialise, or to study broadly.

By undertaking one of our MA courses, you'll be studying with acknowledged experts in the subject, and will write a dissertation or carry out a research or Creative Writing project on the subject of your choice. Durham is one of the best English Departments in the country, offering the opportunity to study at the highest level in a supportive environment.

Check out:

  • MA English Literary Studies
  • MA Medieval and Renaissance Literary Studies
  • MA Romantic and Victorian Literary Studies
  • MA Twentieth- and Twenty-first Century Literary Studies
  • MA Studies in Poetry 
  • MA Creative Writing 

What else can I do after my undergraduate degree in English?

Durham English graduates in the past have progressed to Master’s courses in a wide range of inter-disciplinary subject areas, including many of the following:

  • MA Medieval and Early Modern Studies
  • MSc Management Programmes
  • MA Education
  • MA Environmental Humanities
  • MA Classics
  • MA Visual Culture
  • MA Risk, Security & Politics
  • MA Intercultural Communication and Education
  • MA Educational Leadership and Change
  • MSc Accounting
  • MSc Marketing
  • Master of Data Science
  • MA Medical Humanities