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Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

English Language English Literature

Course type


Course Summary

The English MA is an exciting new programme at DMU, taught by internationally renowned staff with cutting edge research in medieval manuscripts, Shakespeare, screen adaptations and early modern printing. The English MA offers the best of both taught and research-focused postgraduate courses, enabling students to concentrate on their chosen assessments and individual interests while teaching them the practical skills involved in Humanities research, ranging from first-hand experience of conference management, presenting work and writing for publication. It is an ideal stepping-stone to either research at PhD level or a career in teaching, publishing, research or event management. The focus on individual choice, developing your own specialisms, enables you to produce your best possible work.

The programme is designed to provide for intense immersive learning for those who wish to complete in a year, as well as to suit those who need to fit their study around busy and demanding professional and personal lives. The programme introduces you to a range of approaches and subject areas within the Humanities, to be translated into your choice of assessment topic. You will commence the course with two taught programmes in English research methodologies and in Humanities research skills training. In the second term, you are trained in conference planning and presentation in which you will participate in the organisation and delivery of a Humanities conference in which you will may have the opportunity to present your work. Students can undertake careers in a range of areas, including events management, teaching and further research including PhD research.

Different course options

Full time | Leicester Campus | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



The final project will be a sustained piece of writing, amounting to 15,000 words (although Creative Writing projects will vary in word count). The piece will draw on research undertaken throughout the year but will provide a new and sustained argument.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students should have the equivalent of a 2.2 or above UK bachelor’s honours degree. If students have other professional qualifications and/or industry experience we will consider their application on an individual basis. As they will be working largely independently, they need to be self-motivated and have good time management skills.