- Entry requirements: 2:1 (or above)
- Year of entry: 2017
- Full-time: 1 year
- Location: Loughborough
- Part-time: 2 years
- School: Arts, English and Drama
Our programme takes account of 21st-century developments in the field, giving students a transhistorical and often multidisciplinary research approach to a set of broad, founding concepts, which ensures they are up-to-date with the evolving digital focus of recent research in English studies.
Our research specialisms include American studies and the literary periods Early Modern, Victorian, and Modern and Contemporary. Additional areas of expertise include linguistics, Irish studies, drama, and the history of the book.
Our flagship ‘Research Mentoring’ module – where students work under the mentorship of a range of literary experts, studying the research they are currently undertaking – allows students to follow a specific specialism through their MA.
In addition to the online application, initial assessment will be based on a sample of written work (2,000-4,000 words), CV, personal statement, and confidential reports from two named referees.
An honours degree (2:1 or above) or equivalent overseas qualification in English, Drama or a related subject. Overseas qualification equivalencies can be found here.
All applicants for admission to Loughborough University must have a qualification in English Language before they can be admitted to any course or programme, whether their first language is English or not. Find out more here.
You will be assessed by essays (from 2,000 to 5,000 words), by learning journals, presentations or the use of online resources. The final Dissertation module is 15,000 words.
This programme meets the needs of students seeking to qualify for entry to a research degree, teachers of literature and those wishing to update their knowledge or develop their own research skills.