English Studies, M.A.

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    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
  • English
    Language
University rank #101 (ARWU) ,
The English Studies programme is offered at the University of Nottingham. An innovative and flexible programme giving you the opportunity to specialise simultaneously in several areas of English Studies.

About

The English Studies programme is offered at the University of Nottingham. 

This innovative and flexible programme gives you the opportunity to specialise simultaneously in several areas of English Studies:

Literature 1500 to the Present

Drama and Creative Writing

Medieval Literature and Language

English Language and Applied Linguistics

This MA will particularly suit you if you wish to broaden the range of your experiences as an undergraduate without losing the focus and depth which characterises postgraduate study.

Students who are keen to pursue a career teaching English in higher education, together with in-service teachers who wish to update their skills, will also find this course particularly useful, as it provides an ideal introduction to the main subject-areas encompassed within English Studies.

All MA students in the School of English join a lively and thriving postgraduate community.

Key facts

  • The key features of this course include a theoretical grounding in research methodology, one-to-one tuition with expert members of staff, teaching informed by active leading-edge researchers in the field, and choice from a wide range of modules
  • You have the option of completing the taught modules on this course and not undertaking the dissertation for the award of the Postgraduate Diploma in English Studies
  • The School was ranked 7th for English in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2015
  • 9th in the UK for 'research power' (REF 2014)
  • You can hear from current students in our School of English Masters student videos

Our postgraduate students move into an extraordinarily wide range of careers following their time in the school.

Conducting postgraduate work in the School of English fosters many vital skills and may give you a head start in the job market. Studying at this level allows you to develop qualities of self-discipline and self-motivation that are essential to employment in a wide range of different fields.

We will help you develop your ability to research and process a large amount of information quickly, and to present the results of your research in an articulate and effective way. A postgraduate degree from the School of English at the University of Nottingham shows potential employers that you are an intelligent, hard-working individual who is bright and flexible enough to undertake any form of specific career training.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Methods in Applied Linguistics: Quantitative & Qualitative
  • Business & Organisational Communication
  • Consciousness in Fiction
  • Grammar in the Classroom 
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Language Teaching: Speaking & Listening
  • Psychology of Language
  • Research in Literary Linguistics

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Duration description

      1 year full-time, 2-3 years part-time

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
Check if you match the admission requirements

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • 2.1 (Upper 2nd class honours undergraduate degree or international equivalent) in English language/literature or a related arts or humanities subject
  • Transcripts are required

Tuition Fee

Please see university website for tuition fees.

Funding

The majority of postgraduate students in the UK fund their own studies, however, financial support and competitive scholarships are available and we encourage applicants to explore all funding opportunities.
The University of Nottingham offers a range of masters scholarships for international and EU students from a wide variety of countries and areas of study.

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.