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The award

How long you will study
1 - 2 year

Domestic course fees
GBP 8000 per year

How you will study
full-time, part-time

Course starts
find out

International course fees
GBP 13500 per year

All study options

About English at City, University of London

Who is it for?

City’s MA English will appeal to graduates from backgrounds in English, the Humanities, Creative Writing and other aligned disciplines who wish to develop their skills further at postgraduate level. The programme allows you to focus solely on English Literature, or to combine English Literature with Creative Writing and/ or Publishing. You will gain both academic and transferable skills, preparing you for a diverse range of graduate careers. You will benefit from City’s reputation as a provider of academic excellence for business and the professions and from London’s outstanding research, cultural and creative facilities.


City’s MA English aims to produce graduates who are versatile researchers, effective communicators and active, reflective learners with a range of subject-specific, transferable and employability skills. Underpinned by the conviction that English is an academic subject that makes a significant contribution to cultural life, this distinctive degree enables you to combine literary scholarship with creative and/ or professional writing.

The programme brings together:

Theoretical and research training in English

A predominantly modern and contemporary module diet centred around identity and genre that views literature as an active participant in social and cultural debates

A varied assessment regime that fosters your subject-specific, research and transferable skills

Access to elective modules in Publishing and Creative Writing that will enable you to develop additional, aligned skill-sets

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMAHow you will studyFull-time, Part-timeHow long you will study1 - 2 year
    Course starts find outDomestic course feesGBP 8000 per yearInternational course feesGBP 13500 per year

Notes about fees for this course

Fees listed are for full-time only. Part-time fees are:

UK/EU: £4,000 per year

£6,750 per year.

Entry requirements

If your first language is not English, you will be expected to demonstrate Level 7.0 proficiency in the IELTS English language test.

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