Taught course

English Language and Literature

Institution
University of Westminster, London · English, Linguistics and Cultural Studies
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

Applicants are normally required to have a good first degree (2.1 or above) or equivalent experience in a relevant subject (eg English language, English literature or TESOL).

Applicants will be required to submit two academic references, and they may be invited to an interview (either face to face or via Skype) and/or to submit a 1,500-word essay.

Applications from candidates without a first degree in a relevant subject are also welcomed. These applicants can submit professional or academic references.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The English Language and Literature MA aims to allow you to explore the interconnections between language and literature. It will provide you with a thorough understanding of the linguistic features of English from a wide range of perspectives (theoretical and applied, synchronic and diachronic), as well as leading you to explore a wide array of texts in connection with the social, historical and political circumstances from which they emerge. Furthermore, the MA will equip you with the intellectual perspectives and the scholarly skills that will prepare you to conduct independent research.

The MA is suitable for students who have taken English language and/or literature modules at undergraduate level, and others who have taken allied disciplines such as TESOL. It is of particular interest to those wishing to pursue further study and those teaching English who wish to gain a further qualification and investigate recent and current developments in the field.

The core modules Subjectivities: Modern and Contemporary Fictions and Institutions and Histories examine classic and contemporary critical texts on literature in relation to ideas in larger contexts, such as history, the visual image, gender, psychoanalysis and post-colonialism, while the module English Language in Use will help you acquire the scholarly tools necessary for the stylistic interpretation of literary and non-literary texts.

Information for international students

Students whose first language is not English must have an IELTS certificate with an overall score of 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or be able to demonstrate an equivalent level of proficiency.

Fees and funding

UK students
£7,000
International students
£13,500

This course is eligible for an alumni discount. Find out if you are eligible and how to apply by visiting our Alumni discounts page. As well as tuition fee loans, there is a range of funding available to help you fund your studies.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries Team
Email
course-enquiries@westminster.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)20 7915 5511