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Department of English Studies

Taught Degrees

“I knew I wanted to do my master’s degree in the UK, and as I started to research the various possibilities Durham soon stood out as a great option.”

MA student, Ida Marie Halvorsen

By undertaking one of our MA courses, you'll be studying with acknowledged experts in the subject, and will write a dissertation or carry out a research or Creative Writing project on the subject of your choice. Durham is one of the best English Departments in the country, offering the opportunity to study at the highest level in a supportive environment.


Life as An English MA Student

Life as An English MA Student

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Our popular MA programmes attract many students every year, thanks to their high-quality teaching and wide variety of modules on offer. But what’s it really like as a student living and learning with us? Previous MA student Hannah Piercy talks about her experiences working with fellow students and academic staff, both in the classroom and through the array of extra-curricular events we provide.

Fees and Funding

Further information relating to the fees and costs of postgraduate study and the range of funding sources available.

Postgraduate Prospectus 2018

Interested in postgraduate study? Click to register and download our 2018 prospectus.

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The Department hosts one of the longest-running online postgraduate journals in literary studies, Postgraduate English, which is edited by two PhD students each year.