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Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

English Language English Literature

Course type


Course Summary

This course aims to provide a stimulating intellectual environment that will enable you to build upon the interests and skills you acquired at undergraduate level. It features core modules in both advanced critical theory and research methodologies that will enhance your abilities in academic research, writing, and presentation, enabling you to meet the standards demanded by employers throughout your professional life.

Career path

The MA English qualification is a source of continuing professional development for individuals already engaged in professions such as teaching, journalism and careers within local government and the public sector.

On a much broader scale, the programme will also enhance the individual qualities needed for employment in circumstances requiring sound critical judgement, good communication skills, personal responsibility and initiative within the professional environment.

The MA will also provide a sound intellectual and stylistic platform for students to progress onto doctorate level study and a career in higher education.

What skills will you gain?

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Provide evidence of a high level of independent thought and originality in the context of English Studies.
  • Demonstrate a capacity for high-order thinking with independent analysis, synthesis and scholarly engagement.
  • Demonstrate an ability to contextualise and synthesise various methodologies, theories and analytical tool relevant to English studies.
  • Employ a thorough and sophisticated use of academic conventions and expressive style to a level appropriate for publication.

Different course options

Full time | City Campus | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



This module will train students in accessing, evaluating and applying information from a range of research resources, including archives, databases, bibliographies, academic journals and other publications. It will ensure students adopt a systematic and detailed use of academic conventions in presenting their work to a standard appropriate for publication.

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 a good honours BA honours degree, normally with at least half of that Award in English.

University information

The University of Wolverhampton prides itself on being a career-focused university, with extensive business links across a wide range of industries. It has a 98% employability rating for its postgraduate students and offers over 150 postgraduate qualifications. Located in the heart of England, Wolverhampton is within easy reach of the rest of the UK, less than 20 minutes to Birmingham with London, Manchester and Liverpool in easy reach on the...more