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English Studies MA
English Studies MA

English Studies MA

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  • Level:Master's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

English Requirements

  • ​IELTS with an overall score of 6.0 and at least 5.5 in each component 
  • PTE 56 with no less than 51 in each skill.

Course Information

MA English combines the study of literatures, linguistics, critical theory and creative writing. Studying English at postgraduate level will allow you to immerse yourself in literature from 1660 to the present day, while also studying linguistic theory and developing your own writing abilities.

You will develop your skills in analysis, reasoning and communication, creating an excellent foundation for either a communication-based career or further academic study.

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This degree is comprised of a core module, three optional modules, and a dissertation.

Core module:

  • Approaching Literature (30 credits)

The remaining modules will be selected from the following topics on a rotational basis:

  • Gothic (30 credits)
  • Late Victorian Gothic (30 credits)
  • Reading 'Ulysses' (30 credits)
  • Orientalism: Representations of the East in Western Travel Literature and Arab and Iranian Novels (30 credits)
  • Crime Fiction: Theory and Practice (30 credits)
  • Reiving and Writing: Literature of the Anglo-Scottish Borders 16th-19th Century (30 credits)
  • Reading and Writing the Fantastic, the Marvellous and the Gothic (30 credits)
  • Irish Literature and the Supernatural (30 credits)

You will also complete a compulsory dissertation on a topic that you negotiate with your supervisor (60 credits)

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

A Masters degree in English is a qualification that employers understand and respect. It is powerful testimony to your intellectual competence.

Your highly developed skills in communication, research and analysis will make you a perfect fit for a wide range of organisations. Many of our graduates progress to careers in teaching, journalism, PR, business and publishing.

With this qualification you also have the option to continue in academia, and study for a PhD.

  • tand out to employers with a well-respected postgraduate qualification
  • 95.3% of our graduates are in employment or further study within six months of graduating, according to DLHE 2016/17 (based on UK postgraduate students)
  • Teaching enriched by 'world leading' research, according to the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF)
  • Gain publishing experience with Spectral Visions Press

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Overseas Student Health Cover

Insurance-Single: 300 GBP/year

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