Open University

Open University

English (Master of Arts part 2) (A816)

This course enables students to complete their MA in English by producing a 12000-15000 word dissertation on a topic that they choose themselves, guided by their tutor and building on the study areas and approaches they explored in MA English Part 1 (A815); this provides a culmination to their studies enabling them to demonstrate their command of scholarly techniques and their skill in devising, planning and writing an extended research project in literature; the MA dissertation is also an ideal preparation for doctoral level research and for a wide range of careers.

Entry requirements

UK Honours degree (or equivalent).


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Distance learning - 16 months

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Distance Learning

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