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English Studies by Web-based Distance Learning, M.A.

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An innovative and flexible web-based MA providing an exciting opportunity to specialise simultaneously in several areas of English Studies. Earn an English Studies by Web-based Distance Learning degree at University of Nottingham.


MA English Studies by Web-based Distance Learning, University of Nottingham

The School of English at Nottingham has long been in the forefront of research and teaching in the interface between language, literature and culture.

This innovative and flexible web-based MA English Studies provides an exciting opportunity to specialise simultaneously in several areas of English Studies: Literature 1500 to the present, English Language and Applied Linguistics, Drama and Medieval Literature and Language. It introduces students to the multidisciplinary dimensions of English Studies and provides advanced knowledge of the current state of scholarship. Students on the programme develop advanced research skills, have the opportunity to explore a range of specialist topics and construct individual programmes of study according to interests.

Students who study the MA by web-based distance learning use the full resources of the internet and combine it with personal tutoring and supervision. The English Studies by Web-based Distance Learning programme from University of Nottingham offers these students depth of study or accelerated study as required and a high level of flexibility in terms of study patterns. The course is available by web-based distance learning anywhere in the world regardless of time-zone differences, 365 days a year.


The University of Nottingham is consistently named as one of the most targeted universities by Britain’s leading graduate employers.

Consequently – and owing to our reputation for excellence – more than 84% of postgraduates from the School of English enter employment or further study during the first six months after graduation. The average starting salary for postgraduates from the Faculty of Arts was £20,250 with the highest being £33,000.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Approaches to Text 
  • World Englishes 
  • Psycholinguistics 1
  • Old Norse Texts  
  • Literary Geographies
  • The History of the Book 1200 - 1600 
  • Shakespeare, Space and Place 
  • D H Lawrence and Modernism
  • Investigating Health Communication 
  • Old English Texts 
  • The Gothic

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Home/EU students 

    You are advised to apply as soon as possible as places are limited and courses may become full.
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description
      2-4 years part-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    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: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper 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).

2.1 (Upper 2nd class hons degree or international equivalent in any relevant area of English Studies)

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    9000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9000 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    9000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9000 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
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