MA English Studies (online)
School of English, Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Our MA courses give you the chance to explore the subjects you love with the guidance of leading researchers. The range of options available means you can design the masters you want.
About the course
Develop your knowledge of literature and literary linguistics. You’ll be supported by our expertise in areas including Renaissance and contemporary literatures in English.
This course is taught completely online, so you can study while working, wherever you live. Most class texts can be accessed electronically through the University libraries. You’ll complete one 30-credit core module, optional modules worth 90 credits and a dissertation worth 60 credits.
- Research Methods in English Studies
Examples of optional modules
- Literature and the Mind
- Shakespeare and Early Women Dramatists
- Introduction to Literary Linguistics
NB: All MA students can take optional modules from the online course, with the agreement of their course tutor.
- 1 year full-time
- 2 years part-time
At least a 2:1 or the international equivalent in English, or a combined degree including a substantial element of English Literature.
English language requirements
Overall IELTS grade of 7.5 with a minimum of 6.5 in each component, or equivalent.
Fees and funding
Please see the department website for information about course fees.
There are a number of studentships and fee bursaries available, funded by the University. Deadlines for funding applications are usually in winter/early spring. For details, see our website.
You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It is a quick and easy process.
If you'd like to know more about any aspect of our courses, contact us:
Dr Madeleine Callaghan
The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.