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M.A. (English Literature)
Master of Arts in English Literature


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Duration:2 Years
Level:Post Graduation
Type:Degree
Eligibility:Graduation


What is M.A. (English Literature)?

M.A. (English Literature) or Master of Arts in English Literature is a postgraduate academic degree which is awarded after successful completion of a two years program or course that includes comprehensive study of both ancient and modern English Literature comprising poetry, prose and fiction.

The course also includes thorough study of Indian Writings in English Literature from its very early times to the contemporary ones.

Why M.A. (English Literature)?

  • M.A. (English Literature) degree serves as a basis for further higher studies and research in this field such as Ph.D. and M.Phil degree in English Literature.
  • The course prepares students for teaching and for creative English writing.
  • M.A. (English Literature) degree holder can build career in English journalism also.

Eligibility to Pursue M.A. (English Literature) Degree Course:

  • The basic eligibility criterion for pursuing M.A. (English Literature) degree is graduation with English as one of the subjects from any of the recognised university / college of the country.
  • Some of the very reputed universities and institutes demand a minimum of 50% marks in graduation as qualifying criteria to secure admission in this course and also conduct entrance examination to get admission to their M.A. (English Literature) degree course. Selection to the degree course in these colleges is based on marks secured in the final merit i.e. total marks aggregated in the final exams of graduation and the entrance exam.

Key Subjects / Topics of Study:

The study of M.A. (English Literature) course comprises of the following topics:

  • African / African American English Studies
  • American Literature  
  • British Literature – I (Chaucer to Milton)
  • British Literature – II (Dryden to Romantic Age)
  • British Literature – III (Victorian Age to Modern Period)
  • Common Wealth Literature  
  • English Language  
  • Indian Writing in English  
  • Literary Theory  
  • Methods of Teaching English
  • Shakespeare  

List of Colleges/Institutes Conducting Course in M.A. (English Literature):

Almost all the major universities and colleges in India offer M.A. (English Literature) degree. A few of the reputed universities conducting this course are:

The degrees of all the above named universities and many more are accepted and acclaimed worldwide.

Career Options / Job Opportunities:

There are many career options for students after successful completion of their M.A. (English Literature) degree. Some of the jobs are:

Job Types:

  • Campaign Manager
  • Consultant
  • Content Writer
  • Copywriter
  • Decoder
  • Editor
  • Freelance Writer
  • Independent Literary Critic
  • Interpreter
  • Linguist
  • Novelist
  • Proof Reader
  • Public Relations Officer
  • Reporter
  • Speech Writer
  • Teacher / Lecturer
  • Technical Writer
  • Translator
  • Tourist Guide

Employment Areas:

  • Administration
  • Advertising Industry
  • Civil Services
  • Corporate Communications
  • Content Development and ITES Firms
  • Indian Civil Services
  • Insurance Industry
  • Jobs with BPO and KPO firms
  • Journalism and Reporting
  • Law Schools
  • Libraries
  • National as well as International Magazines
  • On-line Tutoring
  • Own Tuition Centres for the English Language
  • Politics
  • Print or Online Publications
  • Publishing Houses
  • Research
  • Communications Industry
  • Public Relations
  • Teaching
  • Television Media
  • Translation Agencies
English Courses
English Degree Courses

B.A. (Communicative English)
B.A. (English Literature and Theatre Studies)
B.A. (English Literature)
B.A. (English with Journalism)
B.A. (English)
B.A. (Functional English)
B.A. (Hons.) (English)
B.A. + M.A. (English Language)
B.Com. (Communicative English)
B.Com. (Functional English)
M.A. (Communicative English)
M.A. (English and Communicative Studies)
M.A. (English Literature and American Studies)
M.A. (English)
M.Phil. (English and Communicative Studies)
M.Phil. (English Literature)
M.Phil. (English)
Ph.D. (English Literature)
Ph.D. (English)
Ph.D. (Humanities (English) and Management)

English Diploma Courses

Advanced Diploma in English Communication and Presentation Skills
Advanced Diploma In Functional English
Diploma Course in Communication Skills in English
Diploma in Creative Writing in English
Diploma in English
Diploma in Functional English
Diploma in Translation Proficiency (English)
Post Graduate Diploma in English
Post Graduate Diploma in Business English
Post Graduate Diploma in Communicative English
Post Graduate Diploma in Creative Writing in English
Post Graduate Diploma in Spoken English (PGDSE)
Post Graduate Diploma in the Teaching of English (PGDTE)

English Certificate Courses

Certificate Course in English and Communication Skills
Certificate Course in English Communication
Certificate Course in English Improvement
Certificate Course in Functional English
Certificate Course in Indian Literature & in English Translation
Certificate in English & Communication Skills
Certificate in English Speaking & Personality Development
Certificate in Translation Proficiency (English)
Certified Course in Personal Communication Skills in English: Level-1
Certified Course in Teaching of English
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