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MLit English

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  • UCAS Code:
    K284
  • Institution:
    B50
  • Delivery:
    Full time according to Funding Council definitions

This integrated Master’s degree has a strong contemporary feel while combining literary study with the professional and vocational skills needed to equip you for future employment no matter what career you choose to enter.

Most English degrees divide literary study into different historical periods, such as Medieval, Shakespearean and Romantic, and work chronologically through them. We however divide our units not by historical period, but by subject theme.

What’s more, there is a strong emphasis on writing and communication, and this includes business writing, journalism and writing for the media. There is also the opportunity to pursue a creative pathway all the way through the degree.

As well as learning on campus, you’ll get to the opportunity to experience literary study in a real-world setting. If you pursue a four-year course you’ll complete a four-week placement, alternatively for a five-year course you’ll do 30-weeks in industry. The placement is a key feature in developing your abilities and understanding of the workplace. It also offers you a platform for entering a wide variety of professions after graduation.

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All statistics shown throughout this page are taken from Unistats, Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE), BU institutional data and Ipsos MORI (National Student Survey) unless otherwise stated.

Key information

Next start date:

September 2019, September 2020

Location:

Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus

Duration:

4 years (with a 4-week placement) or 5 years (including a 30-week placement), full-time

Entry requirements:

For 2019 entry: 104-120 tariff points including a minimum of two A-levels or equivalent. BTEC Extended Diploma: DMM. For more information check out our 2019 entry requirements.

International entry requirements:

If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) 6.5 with minimum 6.0 in each component or equivalent. For more information check out our international entry requirements.

Course details

On this course you will be taught by a range of staff with relevant expertise and knowledge appropriate to the content of the unit. This will include senior academic staff, qualified professional practitioners, demonstrators, technicians and research students. You will also benefit from regular guest lectures from industry.

How you will be assessed

You will be assessed by coursework culminating in your final year research project, and you will also undertake group work and written exams. The assessment methods for each unit can be found in the programme specification for your course. 

Download the programme specification (pdf 479kb)

Placements

At BU, we recognise that placements are extremely valuable and can give you a head start when it comes to your future career. That’s why we now offer every new student the opportunity to undertake a work placement as part of their course.

You can also choose to undertake your placement abroad, giving you the opportunity to develop yourself personally, academically, and professionally and gain skills to help you stand out in the job market.

A placement should be a highly rewarding experience for you and the employing company and we do our best to ensure that everyone involved feels that they have got the most that they can from the experience.

Find out about BU students’ experiences on placementsAll you need to know about placements

Your application

For English we are looking for applicants who can:

  • Demonstrate both intellectual and creative abilities
  • Work well within a team as well as individually
  • Demonstrate good presentation skills
  • Demonstrate good written and oral communication skills.

Students must demonstrate a love of English and creative writing as well as understanding on the Media. A clear, well written personal statement outlining why they wish to study this subject is a must. Students must have basic computer literacy, including knowledge of word, excel and power point.

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Entry requirements

Careers

This course is a solid preparation for any career where clear communication is essential. The emphasis of the final year will be on work-based learning and the acquisition of advanced research skills, making you even more employable once you've graduated from this course.

You will acquire enhanced career prospects and Master’s-level skills that will give you a head start when looking for a job.

90% of our students who study English courses are working or studying 6 months after graduating.

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Costs and fees

All fees are quoted in pounds sterling and are per year. Your tuition fees will be the same for each year of your course. You can find full information about funding your studies and paying your fees in our undergraduate fees and funding section. That’s also where you’ll find information about the scholarships and bursaries on offer – including unlimited Academic Excellence Scholarships for UK, EU and International students.

Fees quoted are for tuition only unless stated otherwise, and we’re committed to ensuring there are no hidden extra costs while you’re at university – that’s why we’re clear about what you can expect us to cover, and what your cost of living will be. 

Find out more about budgeting and living expenses

Our staff

On this course you will be taught by staff with relevant expertise and knowledge appropriate to the content of the unit. This could include senior academic staff, qualified professional practitioners and research students, many of whom are actively engaged in research and/or professional practice which is integrated into the teaching of this course. Please note that teaching staff can change. 

Course changes