English Language and Literary Studies, MA
The MA in English Language and Literary Studies is ideal for you if you would like to combine your studies of English Language with the study of literature and literary theory. This MA is taught jointly by the Department of Linguistics and English Language and the Department of English and Creative Writing, allowing a great deal of flexibility to follow your own interests.
You will be required to take at least two English Language modules and two Literary Studies modules, which can be selected out of the module choices offered by the two departments. You will also have to complete a research methodology module from either the Department of Linguistics and English Language or the Department of English and Creative Writing, which provides an essential grounding in the research skills you will be using in the programme.
Each department has particular areas of expertise. The Department of Linguistics and English Language has research groups in corpus studies, discourse studies, language testing, literacy studies, and second language learning and teaching. The Department of English and Creative Writing specialises in Gothic-, medieval- and 21st century literature, literature and religion, writing poetry and fiction, and writing for the stage and screen. The opportunities for learning extend far beyond the classroom, and past students tell us that the opportunity to participate in the various activities of these research centres and groups is one of the most valuable aspects of studying on this programme.
2:1 Hons degree (UK or equivalent) in a language/linguistics-related degree or one with a number of language/linguistics-related subjects; some background in literature is also needed.
English Language Requirements
We may ask you to provide a recognised English language qualification, dependent upon your nationality and where you have studied previously.
We normally require an IELTS (Academic) Test with an overall score of at least 6.5, and a minimum of 6.5 in reading and writing and 6.0 in listening and speaking. We also consider other English language qualifications.
For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.
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- Postgraduate Academic Study Skills
- Bilingualism and Cognition
- Cognitive Linguistics
- Contemporary British Fiction
- Contemporary Gothic: Text and Screen
- Corpus Linguistics
- Critical Discourse Analysis
- Emotional Geographies in Early Modern Literature
- Experimental Approaches to Language and Cognition
- Experimental Phonetics
- Forensic Linguistics
- Intercultural Communication
- Intercultural Encounters: Applying Theories of Intercultural Communication
- Introduction to Discourse Studies
- Research Methodology and Reflective Practice in English Literature I
- Research Methodology and Reflective Practice in English Literature II
- Research Methods in Linguistics and English Language
- Writing the Nineteenth Century City
- 12 months full time
- 24 months part time
- For UK students: £9,440 per year
- For International students: £19,940 per year
- For UK students: £4,720 per year
- For International students: £9,970 per year
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