University of Sunderland

University of Sunderland

English Studies

MA English Studies combines the study of literatures, linguistics, critical theory and creative writing. The course is incredibly flexible and attendees can pursue personal goals for intellectual enquiry and literary exploration, with inspiration and encouragement from our widely-published tutors. English Studies at the University of Sunderland is the Best in the North East for Course Satisfaction according to The Guardian University Guide 2015.

Entry requirements

We usually require applicants to hold at least a 2nd class Honours degree (usually a 2.1) or equivalent. Applicants whose 1st language is not English must achieve a minimum IELTS band score of 6.5, with 6.5 in listening, and no less than 5.5 in reading, speaking and writing. After 6 April 2015 you must take your IELTS exams at 1 of the test centres listed on the UKVI website. If you took your IELTS exam before 6 April 2015 this does not apply, and your qualification is still valid regardless of which test centre you used. The University of Sunderland runs English for Academic Purposes University Preparation (EAP) courses, which are tailored to students who don't speak English as their 1st language and need to reach an IELTS 6.5. as part of the entry requirements.

Course modules

Introductory module: Approaching literature. This allows attendees to study applied literary, critical and linguistic theory as a basis to their whole degree. Optional modules: Gothic; late Victorian Gothic; writing the Borders; language and ideology in children's fictions; early humans in fiction; Irish literature 1790 to 1831; critical theory and creative writing. The topic of the Masters dissertation can be negotiated to reflect personal interests.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include mainly essays. Some options require oral presentations.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,180 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,500 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,180 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,180 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,180 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 225 per Credit (England) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 225 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 225 per Credit (Scotland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 225 per Credit (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Sir Tom Cowie Campus Sunderland SR6 0DD North East

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