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Course summary

On this Masters in English, you will develop an advanced and critical understanding of literary and cultural history, as well as some of the key issues that shape the contemporary world. It is a course for intellectually curious and ambitious individuals. -You will cover a varied range of theoretical approaches to literature: from the cutting-edge to the historically significant -The modules are grouped by theme rather than historical periods, so you will see connections between texts from different times and places, from early-modern Europe to contemporary Africa -We encourage original thinking and intellectual self-reflection and apply this to contemporary debates around issues like sustainability and decolonisation -We’ll make sure you have an exceptional student experience, with more contact hours than most universities and staff that go the extra mile.

Assessment method

For most modules, you can choose the topic of your assessments and propose your own essay questions. This enables you to pursue your own interests and take responsibility for your own learning. Our assessments ensure you are gradually building skills and expertise throughout the programme. Essays remain a key form of assessment because they are an excellent test of your ability to form a coherent and focused argument. However, there are a variety of other written assignments that will help you write to different lengths and for different purposes, such as a literature review, a case study, and an appraisal.


How to apply

International applicants

Applications from European and international students are welcomed. To begin the course with us, you will need to have qualifications and experience that are at the same level as we would expect from a UK student applying for the same course.

Entry requirements

You will need a good honours degree (1st or 2:1) in any subject, or its international equivalent. Applications may be considered if you have a 2:2 honours degree and/or significant relevant professional experience. It is important that we get to know you, your aspirations and your expectations. Therefore, before being accepted onto the programme all applicants will be invited to have an informal interview to discuss the course, the nature of the programme, and what will be expected of you during it. This may be a virtual interview or can be done over the telephone as well as face to face. Non-standard applicants are encouraged to apply. Applications in these circumstances will be considered on their own individual merits.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

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English at University of Derby - UCAS