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Course starts: 18 October 2021Apply now
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.
A typical week for you will include seminars and discussion groups, as well as independent study. Compared to an undergraduate course, you will find that this Masters course requires a higher level of independent working.
Your progress will be assessed with essays, and some options may also require oral presentations. Throughout the course you'll have one-to-one support from staff.
If you choose to study the course part-time, you'll attend half of the sessions required for full-time students. For this reason, your course will take two years to complete instead of one year.
This degree is comprised of a core module, three optional modules, and a dissertation.
You will also complete a compulsory dissertation on a topic that you negotiate with your supervisor (60 credits)
Our typical offer is:
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If your qualification is not listed above, please contact the Student Administration team at email@example.com for further advice.
We usually require applicants to hold at least a second class honours degree (usually a 2:1) or equivalent.
If English is not your first language, you must achieve an academic IELTS score of 6.5, with a minimum of 5.5 in all elements.
The annual, full-time fee for this course is:
The part-time fee is £389 per 10 credits. Please note that part-time courses are not available to international students who require a Student visa to study in the UK.
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Take a look at the Your Finances section to find out about the scholarships and bursaries that may be available to you.
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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.
Spectral Visions Press is a publishing house located at the University of Sunderland, which specialises in creative writing inspired by Gothic literature.
In its first month, Spectral Visions Press received close to 100 submissions from around the globe for its creative writing collection 'Spectral Visions: Grim Fairy Tales', and for its Gothic studies-centred academic journal ‘Monstrum’.
As well as offering opportunities to publish your creative writing, Spectral Visions Press can also provide you with valuable experience of the publishing industry. More than 70 student volunteers help run the publishing house, with support from the University's academic team. You will gain a work-reference in addition to your academic reference – a huge advantage when applying for popular publishing jobs.
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