12 months
14100 GBP/year
8100 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The English MA at De Montfort University is an exciting new programme, taught by internationally renowned staff with cutting edge research in medieval manuscripts, Shakespeare, screen adaptations and early modern printing.

Visit the official programme website for more information


Reasons to study English MA at DMU:

  • Specialist areas of study - provide an opportunity to develop advanced English skills through expert supervision in a topic of your own choosing which you develop across the programme, such as film adaptation, periodical culture or romanticism.
  • Specialist staff with international reputations - in areas ranging from medieval manuscripts to postmodernism will work with you in groups and in regular one-to-one sessions.
  • Research and transferable skills - are developed through practical training in writing for publication, teaching and research, presenting work and event management, providing you with up-to-date skills in presenting work, publishing, research and managing cultural events.
  • Preparation for further study - as the MA, with its focus on individual research, provides ideal preparation for progression to PhD as well as establishing an excellent grounding for careers in education, the arts and the media.
  • Participation in major research events - through the Centre for Adaptations and Centre for Textual Studies which will provide you with your own working spaces, opportunities to participate in international conferences and to meet researchers from all over the world

The English MA at De Montfort University  offers the best of both taught and research-focused postgraduate courses, enabling students to concentrate on their chosen assessments and individual interests while teaching them the practical skills involved in Humanities research, ranging from first-hand experience of conference management, presenting work and writing for publication. 

 It is an ideal stepping-stone to either research at PhD level or a career in teaching, publishing, research or event management. The focus on individual choice, developing your own specialisms, enables you to produce your best possible work.

Graduate careers

Students can undertake careers in a range of areas, including events management, teaching and further research including PhD research. 

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • English Research Training
  • Putting Methods into Practice 
  • Conference Organisation and Presentation
  • English Project Research Training
  • Dissertation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines




180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Lower Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You should have the equivalent of a 2.2 or above UK bachelor’s honours degree. If you have other professional qualifications and/or industry experience we will consider your application on an individual basis.

  • As you will be working largely independently, you need to be self-motivated and have good time management skills.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14100 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8100 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • UK/EU -  £4,050 (part-time) per year


At DMU, we are committed to helping our graduates enhance their careers and personal development through further study.

  • Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship
Up to 50 per cent of tuition fees offered to Home/EU DMU alumni for students who wish to continue their studies at DMU by enrolling on a Postgraduate taught course.
  • Vice-Chancellor's Sports Scholarship
Apply for the Vice-Chancellor's Sports Scholarship, worth up to £6,000.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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