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The MA English Language and Literature provides you with an opportunity for advanced study in contemporary Literary Studies and Applied Linguistics.
It will provide you with the theoretical and analytical training required to continue to a research degree at the doctoral level or to develop professional skills relevant to working within relevant fields, including but not limited to the teaching of English, editing, and professional writing.
The course will develop your specialist knowledge of research methods and practices in the wider field of English to give you a strong methodological underpinning. This will be supplemented by specific applications of the study to increase your understanding of language use, and will enable you to make the transition from undergraduate study to the higher level required during your masters studies. Using a thoroughly interdisciplinary approach, the course then aims to equip you with theoretical knowledge and understanding whilst developing the practical skills required by work in the arts and humanities in English.
A relevant second class honours degree (or international equivalent). Mature applicants without any standard entry requirements but with substantial and relevant experience may be considered. Applicants must have graduated from an approved university. Other equivalent qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
English language requirements
IELTS: 6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in each element) TOEFL (iBT): 87 (minimum 20 in Speaking and 19 in all other elements) PTE (Academic): 62 (with no less than 55 in each element) IELTS and TOEFL test results must be less than two years old and all IELTS must be the academic version of the test.
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