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Postgraduate Taught

Postgraduate Taught

The English Department at King’s College London is home to a lively and dynamic group of postgraduate students.

We offer a wide range of MA programmes which cover literature and culture from the medieval to the contemporary.

Located in central London, we make the most of our proximity to world-class libraries, museums, archives, theatres and cultural institutions.  Three of our MA programmes are taught in collaboration with experts from the British Museum (Eighteenth Century Studies), the British Library (Early Modern English) and the Globe Theatre (Shakespeare Studies).  Studying in London provides you with a wealth of opportunities both during and after your course.

All of our programmes offer the combination of one or two core modules, option modules and a supervised dissertation on a research topic of your choice.  Dissertation workshops throughout the year ensure that our graduates have highly developed skills in writing, research and critical argument.  Many of our graduates continue on to PhD study - King’s has recently invested close to half a million pounds in over 170 postgraduate taught scholarships - others pursue careers in the media, teaching, law and publishing.

Our new home in the Virginia Woolf Building on Kingsway has many student spaces for socialising or studying.

As an MA student in our department you will be an important member of the wider King’s English community and will be able to participate in an exciting programme of visiting speakers, research seminars and conferences. We run an annual postgraduate conference as well as a range of social events during the year.  Postgraduates at King’s English host their own seminar series, ‘the abstract’, and run an online journal, Stet.

For more information please contact the MA Chair or the relevant MA Convenor.


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