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

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #82 (QS) Online
An innovative and flexible English Studies by Web-based Distance Learning degree at the University of Nottingham, providing an exciting opportunity to specialise simultaneously in several areas of English Studies. 

About

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 English Studies by Web-based Distance Learning programme at the University of Nottingham 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. 

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Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Approaches to Text 
  • World Englishes 
  • Psycholinguistics 
  • 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

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description
      2-4 years part-time
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    100

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • 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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  • Minimum required score (Grade A):

    200

    C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

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

    9450 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9450 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9450 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9450 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
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