Reading in Practice (MA)

University of Liverpool the United Kingdom

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How long you will study
2 years

Domestic course fees
GBP 2568 per year

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About Reading in Practice at University of Liverpool

The MA in Reading in Practice is the first course in the UK to study how creative literature and its depiction of human troubles and possibilities resonates with people emotionally and imaginatively; and how reading can contribute to health in its broadest sense.

This field is now often called ‘Bibliotherapy’ and on this MA we study books of all kinds and from all periods. You'll gain the ability and confidence to use all literature as a form of personal time-travel and meditation – and in turn to create this process for others.

We'll show you how to form reading groups based on the innovative ‘Get Into Reading’ model, a reader-development outreach project run by a University affiliate across Merseyside (in schools, hostels, community libraries and day centres for the elderly). See

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  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMAHow you will studyPart-timeHow long you will study2 years
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Entry requirements

For entry to our Masters programmes a good 2:1 class Bachelors degree in English studies or a similar subject is required. International qualifications Applications from international students are welcome. International qualifications will be evaluated in line with the National Recognition Information Centre (NARIC) guidelines. English language qualifications All applicants must have reached a minimum required standard of English language, and are required to provide evidence of this. Qualifications accepted by the University include GCSE English; GCE O level English; AS Level English; A Level English Language; IELTS; TOEFL; Cambridge Proficiency etc. Please see for a full list. If you meet our other academic requirements but do not achieve the required level of English, it is possible to come and study at Liverpool on the University’s summer academic English programmes. The University's English Language Centre provides tuition and arranges IELTS tests. For more uinformation about this, and the specific entry requirements for this programmes/department please visit IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.0 in each component) TOEFL iBT 88 or above with minimum scores in components as follows: Listening and Writing 21, Reading 22, Speaking 23. TOEFL Paper 600 International Baccalaureate Higher Level (Grade 5) Hong Kong use of English AS level C INDIA Standard XII 70% or above from Central and Metro State Boards WAEC C4-6

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