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English Literature MA or PGDip or PGCert

Oxford Brookes University

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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Headington Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    12 months

Course summary

Overview

Our MA in English Literature offers an exciting and challenging course of graduate study covering a range of periods and genres from the Renaissance to the Contemporary.

During the course you will:

  • take core compulsory modules that provide a secure grounding in the key methods of postgraduate study
  • choose elective modules from a wide range of periods and genres
  • take Independent study modules and complete a dissertation to pursue a personalised project matching your interests.

You will study with internationally-renowned scholars who regularly publish in their field. And you will have access to inspiring, on-campus literary resources such as:

  • Man/Booker Prize archive
  • Royal Literary Fund fellows
  • the Oxford Brookes Poetry Centre.

As well as full reader access to the Bodleian Library, one of the most important research collections in the world.

Career prospects

Our alumni go on to a wide range of careers in different sectors, including:

  • teaching
  • publishing
  • NGO/charity work
  • media production
  • the creative industries.

Employers value our postgraduate students’ advanced problem-solving, research, and communication skills.

Recently, Jenny Mayhew, English PhD student, had her first novel published, A Wolf in Hindelheim. A significant number of successful MA students continue into further research and academic careers, at Brookes and other institutions.

The MA course offers an excellent grounding in further study in English no matter what you decide to do afterwards, and provides the research experience and training you need to pursue a successful PhD project.

Students can also exit with Pgdip/PgCert awards.

Application deadline

30 June 2021

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 14,900per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

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Oxford Brookes University

  • University League Table

    48th

  • Campus address

    Oxford Brookes University, Gipsy Lane, Headington, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX3 0BP, England

Oxford is world-famous for its rich history of education and groundbreaking research. It's also only an hour from London by train.
Oxford Brookes courses give students the fundamental skills and experience needed to succeed in their chosen career and become internationally employable.
A dedicated International Student Advice team can help with everything from visas to work options. Trips are offered, so that students can explore the UK.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    41st out of 106 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 206
    116 56%

    53rd

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    71 71%

    35th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.10 82%

    52nd

    3

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