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Masters degrees

Our Masters degrees allow you to pursue your interests in greater depth and gain advanced transferable skills. With courses spanning many different specialisms, our School is the ideal place to take your studies further.

Our courses combine inspiring teaching with independent research, giving you both a solid knowledge base and the freedom to explore what fascinates you most. You can further tailor your learning by choosing from a wide range of optional modules.

You’ll finish your course by undertaking an independent research project or dissertation. This is a great opportunity to delve deep into a topic that particularly interests you while also enhancing your research skills.

Enhance your studies

Whether you want to gain employable skills, apply for funding opportunities, or explore new interests outside of your studies, we’ll support you in making the most of your time at Leeds.

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Shelley Angelie Saggar
Student | MA Postcolonial Literary and Cultural Studies
"I maintained a research interest in the intersection between political projects and their cultural representations throughout my undergraduate studies, and this was a driving factor in my decision to stay on at Leeds to pursue postgraduate study."