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English Literature By Research, M.A.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #801 (QS) Canterbury, United Kingdom
English Literature By Research degree offered at Canterbury Christ Church University is based in the School of Humanities and has a proven track record of excellent supervision by active and internationally acclaimed academic researchers. It has an established and vibrant postgraduate community.

Overview

English Literature By Research degree offered at Canterbury Christ Church University provides the opportunity to undertake a personalised programme of study in a structured and supportive environment. As a research­led programme it is inherently flexible, tutorials can be scheduled around other commitments and meaningful distance learning can be facilitated.

What can I do next?

This programme is a significant qualification in its own right but could also fast­track you, if you're successful, to MPhil and ultimately to PhD qualifications.

The research and writing skills you'll gain, together with the specialist disciplinary knowledge developed during the course, will enhance your employability and can provide an invaluable grounding for careers in teaching, media and journalism, publishing and marketing.

Programme Structure

What will I study?

  • Preferably working with your potential supervisor during the application process, you will devise an in­ depth study of a writer, topic or archival resource that is driven by your interests.
  •  The project may develop from a recent undergraduate encounter with a particular text or topic or you may be returning to education looking for a structured environment in which to formally study an established passion.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: First Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to First Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • A first class or upper second class honours degree in English or a relevant discipline is required. Holders of other qualifications will be considered individually.
    • International students whose first language is not English require an IELTS overall score of 7 with a 7 in reading and writing. International students can also be accepted if they have completed an English-medium degree with a significant research element.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12420 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12420 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5380 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5380 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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  • Part-time programme cost: £2,690 per year for UK/EU students.

Living costs for Canterbury

  • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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