University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

English Studies

Develop your knowledge of literature and the history of the English language. You�ll be supported by our expertise in areas including medieval, Renaissance and contemporary literatures in English. This course is taught completely online, so you can study while working, wherever you live. Most class texts can be accessed electronically through the University libraries. You�ll complete one 30-credit core module, optional modules worth 90 credits and a dissertation worth 60 credits.

Entry requirements

At least a 2.1 or the international equivalent in English, or a combined degree including a substantial element of English Literature. For the Literary-Linguistics pathway, you need a 2.1 in English literature, language or linguistics � or a related subject such as history, philosophy or modern languages. For the equivalent grades for your country. English language requirements: Overall IELTS grade of 7.5 with a minimum of 6.5 in each component, or equivalent.

Course modules

Core modules: research methods in english studies. Optional modules: literature and the mind; Shakespeare and early women dramatists; introduction to literary linguistics.

Sponsorship information

There are a number of studentships and fee bursaries available, funded by the University. Deadlines for funding applications are usually in winter/early spring.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Distance learning - 12 months
MA Distance learning - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site Sheffield S10 2TN Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions Tutor
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0114 222 8461