Taught course

English Studies (online)

Institution
University of Sheffield · School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics
Qualifications
MA

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Entry requirements

At least a 2:1 honours degree in English literature, language, linguistics, or a related discipline (eg history, philosophy, modern languages).

Months of entry

September

Course content

The English Studies MA course is taught completely online, so you can study while working, wherever you live. It's one of the only distance learning MA courses to be offered by a leading Russell Group institution.

You'll be supported by our expertise in areas including Renaissance literature, contemporary literatures and literary linguistics, deepening you knowledge of the field and preparing you for research study at MPhil or PhD level, if that is your goal.

To support your learning you’ll have access to a range of electronic resources, including scholarly journals, ebooks, the online Oxford English Dictionary, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography and Early English Books Online. Most class texts can be accessed electronically through the University libraries.

You’ll complete one 30-credit core module, optional modules worth 90 credits and a dissertation worth 60 credits.

The transferable skills you will develop through this MA will give you a wide variety of career options when you graduate. Many students on the MA English Studies have used the programme to help them develop in their existing careers, such as education.

Please see our University website for the most up-to-date course information: https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/courses

Information for international students

English language requirements

Overall IELTS score of 7.5 with a minimum of 7.0 in each component, or equivalent.

For more information about entry requirements for international students, please visit https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/international/applying/postgraduate-taught

Fees and funding

There are a number of studentships and fee bursaries available, funded by the University. Deadlines for funding applications are usually in winter/early spring.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    24 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions Tutor
Email
english.admissions@sheffield.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 114 222 8473