Degree and experience
Applicants should normally have an undergraduate honours degree (usually at 2:1 level or above) or equivalent in a relevant subject area, for example English literature, English language, linguistics, philosophy, sociology or politics. Related areas such as history, cultural theory and TEFL are also acceptable.
Applicants without a good first degree may be required to provide written evidence (for example an assignment from a training course or an essay set by the admissions team) of their analytical and reflective skills in writing.
Applicants should also be able to demonstrate that they are capable of undertaking masters-level study and sustained academic work.
English language requirements
IELTS 6.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each element. Find out more about the other English qualifications that we accept.
International students whose language skills do not match the IELTS scores set out here should consider applying for this course through our Extended Masters programme.