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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

English Language English Studies

Course type


Course Summary

This course combines the study of literatures, linguistics, critical theory and creative writing. You will develop your skills in analysis, reasoning and communication, creating an excellent foundation for either a communication-based career or further academic study. A Masters degree in English is a qualification that employers understand and respect. It is powerful testimony to your intellectual competence. Your highly developed skills in communication, research and analysis will make you a perfect fit for a wide range of organisations. Many of our graduates progress to careers in teaching, journalism, PR, business and publishing. With this qualification you also have the option to continue in academia, and study for a PhD.

Different course options

Full time | University of Sunderland | 1 year | OCT

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



Dissertation (60 Credits) - Core
Approaching Literature (30 Credits) - Core

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 2:1 classification or equivalent from 3 year / 4 year (in case of engineering) graduation degree from an AICTE / UGC recognised university. We also require three passes at GCSE grade C or above, which must include Mathematics and English Language, or an equivalent qualification, for example; a minimum of Level 2 Key Skills in Communication and Application of Number. If you have studied for a new GCSE for which you will be awarded a numerical grade then you will need to achieve a grade 4 or above.