Entry requirements

2:1 (or international equivalent) including: relevant linguistic and /or literary studies - excluding: sciences or mathematics background. Other requirements: transcripts are required.

Months of entry


Course content

This innovative and flexible programme gives students the opportunity to specialise simultaneously in several areas of English studies: Literature 1500 to the Present, English Language and Applied Linguistics, Medieval Literature and Language.

This MA is particularly suited to those students who wish to broaden the range of their experiences as undergraduates without losing the focus and depth which characterises postgraduate study. Students who are keen to pursue a career teaching English in higher education, together with in-service teachers who wish to update their skills, will also find this course particularly useful as it provides an ideal introduction to the main subject-areas encompassed with English studies. Further features include:

- a theoretical grounding in research methodology
- one-to-one tuition with expert members of staff
- choice from a wide range of modules
- programmes of study tailored to individual needs

All MA students in the School of English join a lively and thriving postgraduate community. In addition to dedicated taught courses, students also benefit from:

- library and IT training
- participation in general postgraduate research seminars
- lectures by visiting academics
- in-sessional support for international students

For a more extensive overview, please visit the course page on the University of Nottingham's online prospectus.

Information for international students

English language requirements: IELTS 7.0 (no less than 6.0 in any element).

Fees and funding

The Graduate School at The University of Nottingham provides information on internal and external sources of postgraduate funding.

There is also funding information on the School of English web pages.

For information on funding opportunities for international students, please see the International Office website.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24-36 months
full time
12 months


part time
24-36 months
full time
12 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment66
Dissertation34 (14000 words)

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0)115 951 5559