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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Next start date:
September 2019, September 2020
Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus
4 years (with a 4-week placement) or 5 years (including a 30-week placement), full-time
All subjects considered
For September 2019 and September 2020 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 2019 entry: If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent. For more information check out our international entry requirements.
For September 2020 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.