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Postgraduate taught courses

 The English department has an international reputation for advanced research and welcomes applications from suitably qualified graduates for any of our MA courses.

For details of costs including the alumni discount for Royal Holloway students, please see the College fees and funding page.

There are, in addition:

  • Six £1000 department MA bursaries, one attached to each of the MA courses below (all application who apply before 1 May are considered for these awards).
  • The Dr Pirkko Koppinen Scholarship for Medieval Studies
    Total value of £12,000, awarded to a top applicant to the MA Medieval Studies who is a graduate of Royal Holloway (for details see MA Medieval Studies tab below).

         Click here for postgraduate admissions information.


One year (50 weeks full-time) or

Two years (102 weeks part-time)

The MA Creative Writing is taught at the College's Bedford Square Building in central London.
All other MAs are taught at the College's campus at Egham, in London's green belt and close to Windsor Great Park. MA students have access to the College Library, Senate House Library, the British Library, seminar series at the IES in Bloomsbury, and to a range of online and IT support.

MA programmes are taught in seminars and workshops with close attention to individual students in the preparation of essays and dissertations. Many of our students go on to study in PhD programmes in the UK and abroad, and we offer careful advice on applications. The College Careers Service also offers full support to MA students, and some of our MAs offer placements.


Watch Professor Kiernan Ryan discuss postgraduate study in the English Department at Royal Holloway.



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