Taught course

Modern English Language by web-based distance learning

Institution
University of Nottingham · School of English
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

2:1 upper second class honours degree (or international equivalent).

Months of entry

September, February

Course content

School specialisms include applied linguistics, stylistics, language and education. Students on this programme are able to choose from the whole suite of distance learning modules offered on linguistics programmes.

Key facts:

  • The MA courses by web-based distance learning build on the international reputation of the School of English at Nottingham as one of the foremost centres for English Language research in the world.
  • We are ranked 7th for English in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2015, in the world top 50 for English Literature, Language and Linguistics (QS World University Rankings 2014) and 9th in the UK for 'research power' (REF 2014)..
  • The course is taught using a course tool software called Moodle. It is also supported by extensive online resources, course materials and teaching.
  • The programme offers an excellent route towards pursuing a PhD.
  • The MA Modern English Language is also available as a taught full- or part-time course within the University.
  • As well as completing this course at a pace that suits you and your other commitments, you have the flexibility to study towards a Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits), Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits) or an MA (180 credits, including dissertation). Please note that if you wish to study for a Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma you still need to apply for the full MA; you would then elect to leave the course with the alternative award once studying.

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

MA

distance learning
24-48 months

Assessment

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

Course contact details

Name
Dr Valerie Durow
Email
english-masters@nottingham.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 115 951 5899