English Literatures - MA

Keele has a long, distinguished history of teaching and research excellence in English and American Literatures. Our broad, comprehensive expertise in fiction, poetry, drama, life writing, literary theory, creative writing, film and media, gives you the freedom to tailor your study through tuition and one-to-one supervision from leading specialists. In a structured learning environment, you’ll gain an extensive grounding in literary theory and research, extending your knowledge of literary works and the conceptual frameworks used to approach them. Developing as a researcher and communicator, you'll enjoy lively debates within a passionate community which shares your love of literature.

Month of entry

  • September

Mode of study

  • Full time, Part time


Subject area

  • Humanities

Fees for 2024/25 academic year

  • UK - Full time £9,800 per year. Part time £5,400 per year.
    International - £19,500 per year.

Duration of study

  • Full time - 1 year, Part time - 2 years, Modular - Up to 5 years

Why study English Literatures at Keele University?

Learn from leading experts in key literary movements, different genres and time periods
Freedom to tailor your degree and research around your interests and career plans
High staff-to-student ratio enhanced by small group tutorials and a strong, inclusive research community
Opportunity to undertake a work placement
Keele is a member of the Arts and Humanities Research Council’s (AHRC) Northwest Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership
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"There were plenty of opportunities to get involved in organising and attending conferences and research events, which helped to give a well-rounded experience of academia. The best thing about English at Keele though, undoubtedly, is the staff. Every member of the English department was welcoming, enthusiastic, and, most importantly, supportive. Thanks to the staff, I have learnt so much in my whirlwind year at Keele, not only in terms of developing my knowledge about English literature but also in terms of justifying the importance of my own research, and the Humanities in general."

Isobel, English Literatures

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Victoria studies Keele's Work Placement in Humanities module

"The work placement module gave me the opportunity to work in the education sector whilst conducting my studies. This module helped my confidence to grow, and the support of the lecturers and informative seminars firmly confirmed the decision that teaching is the right career path for me. I have since been accepted onto the Teach First programme. "

Victoria, chose to study Keele's Work Placement in Humanities module

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Keele Postgraduate Association

Keele University is one of a handful of universities in the UK to have a dedicated students' union for postgraduate students. A fully registered charity, Keele Postgraduate Association serves as a focal point for the social life and welfare needs of all postgraduate students during their time at Keele.

KPA interior

Hugely popular, the KPA Clubhouse (near Horwood Hall) provides a dedicated postgraduate social space and bar on campus, where you can grab a bite to eat and drink, sit quietly and read a book, or switch off from academic life at one of the many regular events organised throughout the year. The KPA also helps to host a variety of conferences, as well as other academic and career sessions, to give you and your fellow postgraduates the opportunities to come together to discuss your research, and develop your skills and networks.

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