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MA Applied English Programme - flexible online higher education that works for you.

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MA Applied English Programme - flexible online higher education that works for you

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MA Applied English

Fall back in love with English on a Masters course 
delivered through an immersive digital platform.
Learn at your own pace, in your own space.

MA Applied English

Fall back in love with English on a Masters course delivered through an immersive digital platform. 
Learn at your own pace, in your own space.

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Learn on the go

Seamless learning

Pay as you go

Learn at home, on the go, while
travelling or even on your daily
commute.

Course content is delivered on an
innovative digital platform that looks
and feels just as great on your phone
as it does on a desktop.

Our flexible model means you pay
nothing up front, then pay per pod as you progress.

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Learn on the go

Learn at home, on the go, while
travelling or even on your daily commute.

Electronic devices icon

Seamless learning

Course content is delivered on an
innovative digital platform that looks
and feels just as great on your phone
as it does on a desktop.

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Pay as you go

Our flexible model means you pay
nothing up front, then pay per pod
as you progress.

At a glance

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Entry requirements: 2:1 or good 2:2 in a related subject or international equivalent. 

Part time:
Up to 4 years

Total cost:£9,945

First intake: September 2020

Why University
of Nottingham?

The University of Nottingham is a world-renowned,
pioneering Russell Group university that is home
to exceptional research and an outstanding
student experience.

Our School of English has a first-rate international

reputation, home to leading researchers and tutors.

Why University 
of
Nottingham?

The University of Nottingham is a 
world-renowned, pioneering Russell Group university that is home to exceptional research and 
an outstanding student experience.

Our School of English has a first-rate international reputation, home to leading researchers and tutors.

This course will allow you to deepen your understanding
of English Literature, Linguistics, Drama, Viking Studies
and more. With support from a personal advisor, you'll go
beyond 'curriculum' to design a programme of study that
matches your interests and goals.

This course will allow you to deepen your understanding of English Literature, Linguistics, Drama, Viking Studies and beyond. With support from a personal advisor, you'll go beyond 'curriculum' to design a programme of study that matches your interests and goals.

A flexible, bespoke course
that perfectly matches your interests and ambitions

A flexible, bespoke course
that perfectly matches your interests and ambitions

This course will allow you to deepen
your understanding of English Literature,
Linguistics, Drama, Viking Studies and
more. With support from a personal
advisor, you'll go beyond 'curriculum'
to design a programme of study that
matches your interests and goals.

This unique distance learning course goes beyond
modules and essays - your study is broken down
into individual 'pods' created by subject matter experts.
Specialise in a passion area or go cross-disciplinary
for a truly unique path through Applied English.

Our range of pods cover disciplines including:

Applied Linguistics
Literature from the medieval era to contemporary global writing
Drama
Viking Studies
Name-Studies

Course summary

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Course summary

This unique distance learning course goes beyond modules and essays - your study is broken down into individual 'pods'
created by subject matter experts.
Specialise in a passion area or go
cross-disciplinary for a truly unique path
through Applied English.

Our range of pods cover disciplines
including:

Applied Linguistics
Literature from the medieval era to contemporary global writing
Drama
Viking Studies
Name-Studies

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Qualifications

If you complete the full course, you'll earn a Master's
degree. Depending on the pods you choose
(with your tutor's help), your final qualification could be:

MA Applied English
MA Applied Linguistics
MA Applied Linguistics and English Language Teaching
MA Literary Linguistics
MA Professional Communication
MA English Literature
MA Modern and Contemporary Literature
MA World Literature

MA Medieval Englishes
MA Name-Studies 


However we've also built flexibility into the award

system - if you leave at the end of the first phase
of the course you'll be awarded a PG Certificate, 
and if you leave at the end of the second phase
you'll receive a PG Diploma.

Qualifications

If you complete the full course,
you'll earn a Master's degree.
Depending on the pods you
choose (with your tutor's help),
your final qualification could be:

MA Applied English
MA Applied Linguistics
MA Applied Linguistics and English Language Teaching
MA Literary Linguistics
MA Professional Communication
MA English Literature
MA Modern and Contemporary Literature
MA World Literature 

MA Medieval Englishes
MA Name-Studies 

However we've also built flexibility
into the award system - if you leave
at the end of the first phase of the
course you'll be awarded a PG
Certificate, and if you leave at the
end of the second phase you'll
receive a PG Diploma.

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The MA offers a wide range of choices for the
student and they are presented in an original,
modern and highly interactive way.

Kathryn, PhD student and former MA English distance learner

The MA offers a wide range of choices for the student and they are presented in an original, modern and highly interactive way.


Kathryn, PhD student and former MA English distance learner


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Who is the course for?

This course is for busy people and for those who want to take it slower. For digital nomads, for workers from home, and for coffee-shop dreamers. You can access our engaging, 
expert-taught course content on your phone while you travel the world, or from your laptop over a latte down the road. 

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At a glance

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Entry requirements: 2:1 or good 2:2 in a related subject or international equivalent*

Part time: Up to 4 years

Total cost: £9,945

First intake: September 2020

Career opportunities include

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Teacher or Educator

You could learn how to take your teaching practice to the next level, turning in lesson plans for assessment.

Publishing and writing

You could take the next step in your publishing career by focusing on 
media, creative writing and particular audiences.

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Theatre production

You could thrive in the theatre 
with a focus on performance, 
drama and the stage.

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Marketing

Specialise in linguistic theory and how to be persuasive, submitting creative copywriting assignments.

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PR and communications

Learn about communication and practice writing for the media.

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History and heritage

Focus on medieval or Viking studies to expand your knowledge of history.

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Teacher or Educator

You could learn how to take your teaching practice to the next level, turning in lesson plans for assessment.

Career opportunities
include

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Publishing and writing

You could take the next step in your
publishing career by focusing on media, creative writing and particular audiences.

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Theatre production

You could thrive in the theatre with a
focus on performance,
drama and the stage.

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Marketing

Specialise in linguistic theory and how to
be persuasive, submitting creative
copywriting assignments.

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PR and communications

Learn about communication and practice writing for the media.

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History and heritage

Focus on medieval or Viking studies to
expand your knowledge of history.

The results speak for themselves

Postgraduate students from the School of English, 
six months after graduation*

*known destinations and salary data for full-time, home postgraduates extracted from the Destination of Leavers from Higher Education Survey 2016/17

£34,000

Highest salary

£21,875

Average salary

How is this course tailored to you?

Flexibility is key

Study broad and diverse, or highly specialised - with flexibility to change along the way

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A wide choice

Choose from a wide range of subjects so your programme meets your 
precise goals

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Choose your deadline dates

We know set deadlines can be challenging, so you have the freedom to choose from three submission points throughout the year

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We’re always here for you

Receive one-on-one support from expert academics and a dedicated personal advisor

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Global learner

Work anywhere, with our immersive, any-device digital learning environment

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Decision is yours

Submit your choice of assessment type, from presentations to blog posts, traditional essays to teaching plans

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Postgraduate students from the School
of English, six months after graduation*

*known destinations and salary data for full-time, home
postgraduates extracted from the Destination of Leavers from Higher Education Survey 2016/17

£34,000

Highest salary

£21,875

You’re in safe hands

How is this course
tailored to you?

Keys icon

Flexibility is key

Study broad and diverse, or highly
specialised - with flexibility
to change along the way

A wide choice

Choose from a wide range of subjects so your programme meets your precise goals

Directions icon

Choose your deadline dates

We know set deadlines can be
challenging, so you have the freedom
to choose from three submission points throughout the year

Calendar with tick box icon

Decision is yours

Submit your choice of assessment type, from presentations to blog posts,
traditional essays to teaching plans

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Global learner

Work anywhere, with our immersive,
any-device digital learning environment

World icon

We’re always here for you

Receive one-on-one support from expert academics and a dedicated
personal advisor

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learning journey.

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Disclaimer

University of Nottingham has made very effort to ensure that the information on this webpage is accurate at the the time of publishing.

Changes - for example to course content - are likely to occur given the interval between publishing and commencement of the course. It is therefore important that you refer to the full course details before applying.

Disclaimer

University of Nottingham has made very effort
to ensure that the information on this webpage
is accurate at the the time of publishing. 

Changes - for example to course content -
are likely to occur given the interval between
publishing and commencement of the course.
It is therefore important that you refer to the
full course details before applying.

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*Other qualifications or relevant work experience also considered.

* Other qualifications or relevant work experience also considered.