Taught course

English Studies by web-based distance learning

University of Nottingham · School of English

Entry requirements

2:1 (or international equivalent) including: relevant linguistic and/or literary studies. Excluding: sciences or mathematics background. Other requirements: transcripts are required. English language requirements: IELTS 7.0 (no less than 6.0 in any element).

Months of entry

September, February

Course content

The School of English at Nottingham has long been in the forefront of research and teaching in the interface between language, literature and culture.

This innovative and flexible web-based MA English Studies provides an exciting opportunity to specialise simultaneously in several areas of English Studies: Literature 1500 to the present, English Language and Applied Linguistics, Drama and Medieval Literature and Language. It introduces students to the multidisciplinary dimensions of English Studies and provides advanced knowledge of the current state of scholarship. Students on the programme develop advanced research skills, have the opportunity to explore a range of specialist topics and construct individual programmes of study according to interests.

Students who study the MA by web-based distance learning use the full resources of the internet and combine it with personal tutoring and supervision. The programme offers these students depth of study or accelerated study as required and a high level of flexibility in terms of study patterns. The course is available by web-based distance learning anywhere in the world regardless of time-zone differences, 365 days a year.

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

Information for international students

IELTS: 7.0 (with no less than 6.0 in any any area).

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
24-48 months
distance learning
24-48 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment67
Dissertation33 (15000 words)

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0) 115 951 5559