Master of Arts in English (Literary Studies)

Study Discipline: Arts & Humanities
Study Programme Details
Country: Malta
Admission Sessions:Autumn Session
Study Format: Full Time
Mode of Study: Fully on Site

Programme Type

Master's degree


18 Months

Scholarship Available




About this Study Course

Immerse yourself in the rich world of literature with our Master of Arts in English (Literary Studies) program. Designed as a progressive step for graduates of BA and BA (Hons) English programs, this newly revamped taught postgraduate course offers an opportunity to deepen your understanding of literature and literary studies. Rooted in both tradition and innovation, the program combines rigorous academic inquiry with a focus on the unique historical, cultural, and geographical context of the University of Malta. Under the guidance of experienced faculty, you’ll explore a diverse range of texts and movements while honing your critical thinking and research skills. By the end of the program, you’ll have the opportunity to contribute to existing research and literature through a comprehensive dissertation supervised by experts in the field.


Our Master of Arts in English (Literary Studies) program provides students with an advanced understanding of contemporary issues and debates in English literary studies. Through a curated curriculum, students delve into major 20th and 21st-century texts and movements, gaining insights into important trends in contemporary literary culture. With a focus on theoretical perspectives and critical methodologies, students develop the skills needed to analyze, interpret, and critique literary works within diverse contexts. From exploring the intricacies of the canon to examining factors influencing canon formation, students emerge equipped to make meaningful contributions to the field of literary studies.

Admission Requirements

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  • Critical Debates in Literary Studies
  • Research Methods
  • Writing the Mediterranean 1 & 2
  • In Our Time: The Novel View
  • Putting Modernism Together
  • Voice and Diversity
  • Critical and Creative Writing
  • Hamlets
  • Writing from the Edge
  • The Post-Literary
  • Dissertation

Non EU Applicants:

Total Tuition Fees: Eur 10,800

Future Career Outcomes

Our program prepares graduates for diverse career paths in academia, publishing, media, cultural institutions, and beyond. Alumni have gone on to pursue roles as academic researchers, educators, editors, writers, and cultural program coordinators, among others. With strong critical thinking, analytical, and writing skills, graduates are well-positioned to thrive in a variety of professional settings and make significant contributions to the field of literary studies.

Visa Requirements:

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