MA English Literature and American Studies / Application and selection

Year of entry: 2024

How to apply

Advice to applicants

Writing Sample Requirements: we require an academic-standard essay (in English) no more than 4,000 words long and relevant to subject matter taught on the MA here at Manchester. The sample should follow the standard conventions for academic writing and focus on a topic relating to either the study of literatures in English or cultural studies.

Please upload the writing sample under the 'CV/Resume' option in the Supporting Documents section of the application form.

If English is not your first language, please apply after you have obtained proof of English language that meets our requirements.

How your application is considered

Applications are mainly considered on the basis of an assessment of past and predicted academic achievements and the required supplementary evidence that supports the application. Once we have an application that is ready for a decision, the admissions tutor (often the Programme Director) will relay the decision to the admissions team, who will send you this decision.

Please note that your application is usually received by the School 24 to 48 hours after the time you submit it. If you have not provided documentation that allows the admissions tutor to make a decision, we will contact you.

Overseas (non-UK) applicants

The University will take into account the academic standing of a candidate's University, as advised by our international office using published world and country rankings.