• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration

About

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

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
    • Duration description

      Not available to international students. 

  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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.

    Schedule IELTS

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second 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

  • 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

    13600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13600 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5300 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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  • EU/EEA - £422 per 15 credits (part-time) per year.

Living costs for Leicester

  • 751 - 1430 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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