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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Leicester Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary


Reasons to study English MA at DMU:

Specialist areas of study
provide an opportunity to develop advanced English skills through expert supervision in a topic of your own choosing which you develop across the programme, such as film adaptation, periodical culture or romanticism.
Specialist staff with international reputations
in areas ranging from medieval manuscripts to postmodernism will work with you in groups and in regular one-to-one sessions.
Research and transferable skills
are developed through practical training in writing for publication, teaching and research, presenting work and event management, providing you with up-to-date skills in presenting work, publishing, research and managing cultural events.
Preparation for further study
as the MA, with its focus on individual research, provides ideal preparation for progression to PhD as well as establishing an excellent grounding for careers in education, the arts and the media.
Participation in major research events
through the Centre for Adaptations and Centre for Textual Studies which will provide you with your own working spaces, opportunities to participate in international conferences and to meet researchers from all over the world.

Teaching and assessments

At the beginning of the year, you will be asked to complete learning contracts in collaboration with your personal tutor which will identify the main areas you wish to pursue across the programme, such as Romanticism, adaptations, periodical writing or early modern printing, which will form the basis for all your assessments. For example, a student wishing to pursue the English MA in the area of Shakespeare and film, may wish to conduct a literature search on work on Shakespeare adaptations, write a book review on Russell Jackson’s Shakespeare and the English-speaking Cinema (2014), design a poster outlining the various film adaptations of The Taming of the Shrew, present a conference paper on Laurence Olivier’s 1948 film of Hamlet and write a dissertation on the Shakespeare films of Laurence Olivier.

Graduate careers

Students can undertake careers in a range of areas, including events management, teaching and further research including PhD research.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 14,100per year

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

University information

De Montfort University

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  • Campus address

    De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 9BH, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    42nd out of 106 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 206
    103 50%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    77 77%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.21 84%



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