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MLit English

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

Our innovative English Integrated Master’s (MLit) enables you to gain a Masters level qualification as part of your degree - helping you to stand out in the competitive graduate job market. The Integrated Master’s takes you on a journey through undergraduate to masters level learning, advancing your research skills and specialist knowledge. At undergraduate level you will explore language and literature in both traditional forms and in the context of the media, including film, television, magazines and the internet. As you progress into the master’s level, you will be encouraged to work around your own research interests whilst taking a contemporary, thematic and media-aware approach.

  • Tailor your degree in areas of English that interest you, including options to study both creative or traditional units
  • Put theory into practice and expand your knowledge during a 4 week or 30-week placement to experience literary study in a real-world setting
  • Showcase your writing to industry professionals through BU’s annual Fresher Writing Prize and New Media Writing Prize competitions
  • Study abroad for a semester at one of our partner universities in Canada, Denmark or Germany
  • Develop a range of subject-specific and transferable skills which can open the door to an exciting range of career possibilities or further study
  • Benefit from specialist guest lecturers who talk about their work writing for the media industries. Previous guests have included Julian Fellows, Creator of Downton Abbey and Stella Wisdom from the British Library.

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Interested in studying this course part-time? Enquire now.

For September 2022 entry: in order to take advantage of new approaches to learning and teaching, as well as developments in industry to benefit our students we regularly review all of our courses.

This course is currently going through this process and we will update this page in August 2021 to give you full information about what we will be offering once the review process has concluded.

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 2021, September 2022

Location:

Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus

Duration:

4 years full-time with a 4-week placement, or 5 years full-time with a minimum 30-week placement

Required subjects:

All subjects considered

Entry requirements:

For September 2021 entry: 104-120 UCAS tariff points including a minimum of two A-levels or equivalent. BTEC Extended Diploma: DMM. For more information check out our full entry requirements.

International entry requirements:

For September 2021 entry: If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in writing or reading and 5.5 in all other components, or 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 471kb)

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.

Careers advice, resources, events and job opportunities

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

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.