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


Master of Arts in English Literature focuses on an in-depth study of different genres and the factor shaping literature from a particular era. As postgraduates of this field will have the ability to analyze and reproduce matter easily. On completion of the course a student attains mastering to expertly analyze a work of literature in its historical, cultural, political and philosophical context.



There are numerous career prospects available for students who have completed their Masters’ in English literature. MA Literature students can get jobs in India as well as overseas in a variety of fields.

After MA in English Literature, a student desirous of pursuing further studies has many options to choose from. After MA in English Literature, a student can opt for an M.Phil. Course in any of the branches of literature studies. M.Phil. is a Master of Philosophy Program and is partly theoretical and partly research based. It is the perfect option for students who wish to pursue a career in academics and go for research in Literature. Alternatively students can also appear for UGC-NET exam in English Literature and directly get admission in PhD programs across the country upon qualification. Some of the courses which can be done after an MA in English Literature are:

  • English Literature
  • Creative Writing
  • Language and Literature
  • Linguistics
  • Comparative Literature
  • Comparative Religion
  • Translation Literature


Career in Private sector after MA in English Literature

Students of English Literature can get jobs with the media as reporters. It is also possible for them to get jobs with newspaper firms. Content development and ITES firms also recruit English post graduates. Some of the other fields besides this are Copywriter, Editor, Freelance Writer, Jobs with BPO and KPO firms, Novelist, Public Relation, Reporter, Teacher, Technical Writer.


Government Career after MA in English Literature

Graduates of English literature can find jobs in the government sector as well. There are many areas where they can get jobs. Some of them are: Decoders, Interpreter, Linguists, Tourist guides, Translator.


Career Abroad after MA in English Literature

There will be numerous companies from a variety of fields that requires students from English literature. Candidates can get jobs as proofreaders, Copy Editors and writer in the marketing department



  • Name of the Course :Master of Arts in English Literature
  • Nature of Course : Full Time
  • Duration : Two Years
  • Affiliation : Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur (C.G.)
  • Eligibility : Graduate in any Stream
  • Admission Procedure : As Per University Norms
  • Examination : Semester System (Jul.- Dec. & Jan.- June)