Oxford Brookes University
The Department of English and Modern Languages has a reputation for innovation and excellence in teaching and research. We have long-standing partnerships with universities across Europe, South America and Japan, which provide a wealth of opportunity for students to study abroad and to develop fluency in foreign languages.
We have a vibrant research community with expertise in literary cultures across the English-speaking world and across Francophone cultures. In addition to our postgraduate research degrees, we offer postgraduate taught MA courses in English, Creative Writing and European Business, Culture and Languages.
Life in Oxford
Oxford's superb range of architecture, theatres, museums and galleries offers rich opportunities for discovery. Whether you enjoy shopping, taking in a show or an exhibition or simply socialising with friends, it is plain to see why Oxford is regarded as one of the UK's true student cities. Oxford city centre has been awarded the prestigious Purple Flag for the quality of the evening and night-time activities on offer.
Ideally situated for exploring Britain and Europe, coaches and trains link Oxford to London and its airports 24 hours a day.
Oxford is famous for its historic buildings and academic tradition - but it is the breadth of enterprise, culture and opportunities in Oxford that creates a unique and stimulating place in which to live and learn.
Research is the foundation for excellence throughout our activities as confirmed by our results in the Research Assessment Exercise in 2008; for example, more than 70% of our English research was classed as internationally recognised. We include aspects of our research in all our courses, we teach specialist modules in our areas of expertise and we supervise dissertations in our specialist subjects. We encourage you to become involved in our vibrant research culture through our seminar series, research centres and specialist research groups.
In addition to the guidance, support and training you will receive from your course leader, personal tutor and other technical and support staff, our Student Support Co-ordinators offer advice on your course, finance, accommodation or personal issues. They will also regularly update you with information on visiting speakers, careers advice and course announcements. The Department is home to three Royal Literary Fellows: established, professional writers who are funded to help students with their writing and composition.
The Department of English and Modern Languages is located on the main Headington Campus close to the centre of Oxford.
Please visit our Finance website for up to date information on scholarships.
Our master's courses provide an excellent grounding for those wishing to go on to do a research degree.
We welcome applications to our MPhil and PhD programme. We offer a wide range of literary, linguistic and cultural research opportunities, with particular strengths in English, French, American, Irish and Scottish poetry and fiction and in English and French theatre. Visit our website for more details.
Normally an upper second-class (2.1) honours degree in a related discipline.
N.B.: Applicants for the MA in European Business, Culture and Languages should include a recent piece of academic work (approx. 1000 words in English), while applicants for the MA Creative Writing will need to supply a portfolio of written work before their interview.
English language requirements
Applicants whose first language is not English should hold one of the following qualifications:
Further details can be obtained from the Postgraduate Administrator (see contact details).
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