We usually require applicants to hold at least a second class honours degree (usually a 2:1) or equivalent. Applicants whose first language is not English must achieve a minimum IELTS band score of 6.5, with 6.5 in listening, and no less than 5.5 in reading, speaking and writing. After 6 April 2015 you must take your IELTS exams at one of the test centres listed on the UKVI website. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-on-applying-for-uk-visa-approved-english-language-tests If you took your IELTS exam before 6 April 2015 this does not apply, and your qualification is still valid regardless of which test centre you used. The University of Sunderland runs English for Academic Purposes University Preparation (EAP) courses, which are tailored to students who don’t speak English as their first language and need to reach an IELTS 6.5. as part of the entry requirements. Please click on the web link below for more details. http://www.sunderland.ac.uk/international/englishlanguagerequirementsandcourses/englishforacademicpurposescourses/
Months of entry
English MA combines the study of literatures, linguistics, critical theory and creative writing. The course is incredibly flexible and you can pursue your personal goals for intellectual enquiry and literary exploration, with inspiration and encouragement from our widely-published tutors.
You will first undertake an innovative introductory module called ‘Approaching Literature’ which allows you to study applied literary, critical and linguistic theory as a basis to your whole degree. There is then a wide choice of modules based on the research specialisms of the staff including: 'Gothic', 'Late Victorian Gothic', 'Writing the Borders', ‘Language and Ideology in Children’s Fictions’, 'Early Humans in Fiction', ‘Irish Literature 1790 to 1831’, ‘Critical Theory and Creative Writing’ and 'Language and Ideology in Children’s Fictions’. You will negotiate the topic of your Masters dissertation to reflect your personal interests.
English Studies at the University of Sunderland is the Best in the North East for Course Satisfaction according to The Guardian University Guide 2015.
Information for international students
Applicants whose first language is not English must achieve a minimum IELTS band score of 6.5, with 6.5 in listening, and no less than 5.5 in reading, speaking and writing. If you require accommodation please go to the following web page. http://www.sunderland.ac.uk/pg/postgraduateaccommodation/
Fees and funding
For information on fees and funding, please click here
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Alison Younger
- +44 (0)191 515 3845