MA English Studies (online)
Join staff and students from around the world in the School of English. The variety of fresh perspectives you’ll find here will make your masters a unique experience.
This is a 180 credit MA programme. You will complete the core module, Research Methods in English Studies, and a 15,000 word dissertation as well as optional modules.
As part of the teaching component you’ll be set regular study tasks, which you’ll discuss online with your tutors and peers. You can post to discussion boards at any time within the duration of a task and tutors will give you regular feedback on your ideas.
To support your learning you’ll have access to a range of electronic resources, including scholarly journals, ebooks, the online Oxford English Dictionary, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography and Early English Books Online.
This MA uses a range of assessment types, including:
Course content: Course content refers to academic year 2017/18. The content of our courses is reviewed annually to make sure it's up-to-date and relevant. Individual modules are occasionally updated or withdrawn. This is in response to discoveries through our world-leading research; funding changes; professional accreditation requirements; student or employer feedback; outcomes of reviews; and variations in staff or student numbers. In the event of any change we'll consult and inform students in good time and take reasonable steps to minimise disruption.
A minimum of a 2:1 honours degree (GPA 3.0) in English literature, language, linguistics, or a related discipline (e.g. history, philosophy, modern languages) is usually required. Find out more about EU and international student entry requirements.
English language requirements:
For applicants whose first language is not English, IELTS is the preferred test of language. You need an overall IELTS score of 7.5, with at least 6.5 in all the component tests. Further information can be found here.
English language support
The English Language Teaching Centre (ELTC) provides language support and development for students whose first language is not English. See their services here.
We welcome applications from disabled students and students with a specific learning difficulty such as dyslexia. Information for disabled applicants.
Fees and funding:
How to apply:
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