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Postgraduate English & Comparative Literature degrees

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MA in Black British Writing

This new and unique Masters importantly addresses black writing as a continuum. Its heritage in British culture is considered along a trajectory marked by historical presences as connecting with migratory, indigenous and global perspectives.

  • Theatre and Performance

MA in Children's Literature

This exciting new programme is ideal if you have an interest in the academic study of children’s literature, or work in education (e.g. as a teacher or librarian), publishing or children's media. It's also aimed at authors who want to create texts for children.

  • Educational Studies

MA in Comparative Literary Studies

This exciting, intellectually rigorous programme gives you the opportunity to develop the study of literature from a variety of perspectives through a number of flexible pathways.

  • English and Comparative Literature

MA in Comparative Literary Studies: Pathway in Modern Literary Theory

This pathway of the MA in Comparative Literary Studies enables you to study, principally through its core module Theories of Literature and Culture, a range of theoretical issues, currents and thinkers in literary and cultural theory from the turn of the twentieth century to the present day.

  • English and Comparative Literature

MA in Creative & Life Writing

This programme is designed to meet the needs of committed students who are interested in exploring and exploiting their own possibilities as writers, and in critically examining their own writing. It is unique in combining creative and life writing in a stimulating and enriching programme.

  • English and Comparative Literature

MA in Multilingualism, Linguistics & Education

This new MA is a unique combination of linguistics and educational studies. It provides a solid understanding of the theoretical and practical issues that arise in multilingual and intercultural educational settings.

  • English and Comparative Literature

MA in Sociocultural Linguistics

This programme looks at language from a sociocultural perspective. It's designed for anyone with an interest in the relationship between language, culture and society but also provides a solid understanding of English language and linguistics.

  • English and Comparative Literature

MA in Translation

This course responds to the increasing need in a globalised, interconnected world for highly qualified translators who can navigate different genres of text and negotiate the language needs of diverse audiences and industries.

  • English and Comparative Literature

MA Writer/Teacher

This programme caters for teachers and educators who are keen to develop as both writers and educational practitioners, and is delivered in collaboration with London-based cultural institutions.

  • Educational Studies

MPhil & PhD in Creative Writing

The inter-relationship between theory, scholarship and the creative process is key to the Goldsmiths MPhil/PhD in Creative Writing.

  • English and Comparative Literature

MRes in English

This MRes prepares you for more advanced research projects at MPhil/PhD level, but is also a degree in its own right. It's ideal if you're considering a 'taster' year of research, or if you're keen to complete shorter term research at graduate level. 

  • English and Comparative Literature

MA in Comparative Literary Studies: Pathway in Shakespeare: Early & Modern

This pathway of the MA in Comparative Literary Studies is ideal if you’re keen to study Shakespeare at an advanced level. Centred on Shakespeare and early modern literature and culture, you’ll also explore the reception and performance of Shakespeare in later times.

  • English and Comparative Literature
English & Comparative Literature at Goldsmiths

Why study English and Comparative Literature at Goldsmiths?

  • From classical literature and linguistics, to creative writing and contemporary fiction, our thriving research environment unites traditional strengths with innovation. 
  • Our programmes cover a wide range of interests in language and literature from the 1300s to the present day, spanning literatures in English, French, German, Spanish and Italian.
  • You'll be able to stay in touch with current debates in literature through our dedicated Goldsmiths Writers' Centre, which has been established to encourage new writing, hosts literary readings and discussions, and has launched a Goldsmiths Prize of £10,000 to reward innovative fiction.
  • English at Goldsmiths has been ranked 18th in the UK for the quality of our research in the Research Excellence Framework.

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