University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

English Studies

During this course students develop their knowledge of literature and the history of the English language. They will be supported by expertise in areas including medieval, Renaissance and contemporary literatures in English. This course is taught completely online, so students can study while working. Most class texts can be accessed electronically through the University libraries. Students complete 1 30-credit core module, optional modules worth 90 credits and a dissertation worth 60 credits.

Entry requirements

MA: At least a 2.1 or the international equivalent in English, or a combined degree including a substantial element of English Literature. English language requirements: overall IELTS grade of 7.5 with a minimum of 6.5 in each component, or equivalent.

Course modules

Core module Research Methods in English Studies. Examples of optional modules May include: 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 September 2018 - 12 Months
MA Distance learning September 2018 - 24 Months

Campus details

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

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