M.Res. On Campus

English Literary Research

Nottingham Trent University

12 months
15850 GBP/year
7700 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The English Literary Research course from Nottingham Trent University is designed to provide you with the independence of a research degree with some of the guidance of a taught Masters.


Studying alongside our team of academics you will become embedded in our research culture.  You will learn about approaches to the study of literature, and will have the opportunity to study authors, literary movements, themes or critical ideas in depth.

The English Literary Research course is offered at Nottingham Trent University. Central to the course is the dissertation, which allows you to explore, in detail, your area of literary interest. You will take part in one to-one tutorials and the supervisor will offer advice on developing appropriate study methods and provide feedback on drafts of the dissertation.

Within the course you will take part in student-led symposia.  These will give you the opportunity to present and exchange ideas on other students’ work.  These sessions lead to a study proposal that gives a detailed description of the dissertation topic.  The symposia encourage discussion, cooperation and the sharing of problems and solutions.

Careers and employability

This course will help you to develop a broad range of skills transferable to many job roles. Recent graduates have pursued a range of careers (including teaching) or have gone onto doctoral or postdoctoral research.

The course offers a range of professional and training opportunities as part of the Symposia module, including optional placements.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Theoretical Approaches
  • The Symposia
  • Dissertation

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • We recommend applying as soon as you are able as we may close the course if it is full.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A good honours degree (minimum 2.2) in English or a related subject
  • We are pleased to consider any literary topic but applicants are advised to email us in advance so we can match your interest with staff expertise.
  • Prospective students are required to submit a 400 word outline of their proposed topic at the time of application
  • An interview.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15850 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15850 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    7700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7700 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Nottingham

583 - 978 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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