The English Studies MA course is taught completely online, so you can study while working, wherever you live. It's one of the only distance learning MA courses to be offered by a leading Russell Group institution.
You'll be supported by our expertise in areas including Renaissance literature, contemporary literatures and literary linguistics, deepening your knowledge of the field and preparing you for research study at PhD level, if that is your goal.
To support your learning you'll have access to a range of electronic resources, including scholarly journals, ebooks, the online Oxford English Dictionary, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography and Early English Books Online. 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.
The transferable skills you will develop through this MA will give you a wide variety of career options when you graduate. Many students on the MA English Studies have used the programme to help them develop in their existing careers, such as education.