Welcome to the King’s English Department’s Postgraduate Taught Programmes pages. Studying for an MA at King’s is challenging, exciting, and rewarding. We have a dynamic array of seven Masters programmes, from ‘Medieval English: Sex, Gender Culture’, to ‘Medical Humanities’, and from ‘Shakespeare Studies’ to ‘Theatre and Performance Studies’; and department staff convene and contribute to interdisciplinary MAs in Medieval Studies, 18th-Century Studies, 19th-Century Studies, and Critical Methodologies. With up to 150 students each year, we boast one of the largest and most talented communities of masters’ students in the country.
All our programmes take advantage of the rich cultural environment of central London – the theatres, museums, and libraries that surround us. Some of our programmes have built-in internships with cultural organisations (Theatre and Performance Studies; 19th-Century Studies); and three of our programmes are fully integrated collaborative programmes taught together with experts from the British Museum (18th-Century Studies), the British Library (Early Modern English), and the Globe (Shakespeare Studies). As an MA student in our department, you will be an important member of the wider King’s English community, and take advantage of the exciting programme of visiting speakers, research seminars, and writers’ events that we organise each year.
Our MA programmes provide excellent preparation for students wishing to go on to PhD study. But they are an equally good option for those taking other routes. Recent graduates have followed careers in, for instance, education, cultural organisations, the media, and the law. We appreciate that some students find it convenient to study on a part-time basis, and you will have the flexibility of a two year part-time option for all our programmes. For further inforamtion on study options can be found in the College's Online Prospectus.