12 months full time; 24 months part time
Fees per academic year 2013-14
UK and EU: full time £5,500 part time £2,750
International: full time £11,500 part time fees
More information is available about tuition fees and discounts.
This dynamic programme aims to deepen understanding of how a wide range of writing was produced, circulated, read and reviewed across four centuries. The MA provides an excellent foundation for PhD research and also enables postgraduate students to develop skills that are valuable preparation for careers including the creative and cultural industries, media and journalism, education, heritage management, and publishing.
The programme comprises compulsory modules, optional modules, and a 15,000-18,000 word dissertation on a subject of your choice emerging from the programme. Authors typically studied include Sidney, Shakespeare, Milton, Behn, Blake, Wollstonecraft, Wordsworth, Mary Shelley, Austen, Gaskell, Rossetti and Wilde.
Compulsory modules in research methods combine theory and practice, providing essential postgraduate research skills while developing your ability to disseminate your research through oral and written presentation.
The team-taught optional modules, which closely reflect the specific research interests of staff teaching on the MA, offer a more sustained, specialised study of literary and cultural texts in terms of genres, fields or periods. They also maintain a balance between engaging with familiar canonical texts, and works that have challenged and expanded the canon.
The Special Collections of the University’s Robinson Library and other major archives in the region provide an exciting resource to support the teaching on the programme.
Find out more detailed information about the programme modules
An upper-second-class Honours degree or higher, or equivalent, in English or another appropriate subject.
Applicants whose first language is not English require IELTS 7.0, TOEFL 100 (Internet-based), or equivalent.
Our INTO Newcastle University Centre can provide extra tuition to help you meet the University's English language requirements.
The UK Border Agency (UKBA) has rules for international students regarding minimum English language requirements.
Students should consult their employers for sponsorship opportunities.More information on scholarships, studentships, bursaries and other funding is available from our database.
Visit our postgraduate application site.
There is no closing date for this programme. However, international students applying for September 2013 entry should apply by Friday 12 July 2013 to ensure that they have time to put appropriate arrangements in place.
Please note: As a formal condition of the offer to study at Newcastle University, students from outside the UK/EU are required to pay a deposit of £1,500 or submit an official letter of sponsorship for their chosen programme. The deposit payment is non refundable, but will be deducted from tuition fees upon registration.
For further information please contact:
Ms Kay McArdle
School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 222 7199
This programme is within the subject area of English Literature, Language and Creative Writing.