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What will I learn?

Why choose this course?

The Masters by Research in Humanities offers an exciting new opportunity for students to study at Masters level, following an area of their own academic interests and under the supervision of published experts in their fields. You will be able pursue topics from - and across – the subject disciplines of Creative and Professional Writing, English Literature, English Language, Linguistics, Cultural Heritage, Philosophy and Religious Studies.

On completion you will have written an extended research dissertation or portfolio of work, each amounting to 30,000 words that will be the outcome of sustained engagement with your topic. You will be supported and advised throughout by your supervising tutor who will guide you through an agreed schedule of activities, building towards the final assessed piece of work.

What happens on the course?

Your programme of study will be based upon a Learning Contract negotiated between you and your supervising team. You will need to complete an expression of interest form indicating your topic and admission will be based upon the successful agreement of a topic and the identification of appropriate supervision. Under guidance of your principal supervisor, you will write at least three extended non-assessed assignments, leading to a final, assessed portfolio which may include a viva voce examination.

Career Paths

This MA will provide an excellent preparatory pathway into doctoral research. However, for individuals seeking to enhance their C.V. or undertake some professional enhancement, this mode of study will enable you to tailor your study towards your career pathway and combine it with your work schedule and other commitments. The wide range of subjects offered will provide relevant opportunities for individuals either within, or planning to enter, diverse professions to develop and evidence the acquisition of higher level skills.

Which department am I in?

School of Humanities

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£14,450.00 (US$ 16,096) per year
The fee for Non-lab based: £14,450 per academic year and the fee for Lab-based FSE only: £14,950 per academic year.

This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected September 2023

Venue

City Campus

Wulfruna Street,

Wolverhampton,

WV1 1SB, England

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£14,450.00 (US$ 16,096) per year
The fee for Non-lab based: £14,450 per academic year and the fee for Lab-based FSE only: £14,950 per academic year.

This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected September 2023

Venue

University of Wolverhampton in Stafford

1 Staffordshire Place,

Stafford,

ST16 2LP, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Bachelor degrees from NARIC or government recognised institutions can normally be accepted for Master�s studies. A GPA of 3.0 is considered comparable to a UK 2:1. A GPA of 2.6 is considered comparable to a UK 2:2. A GPA of less than 2.6 is considered comparable to a UK 3 and would require the completion of a pre-Master�s course. English language requirements vary by course and department but the standard University requirement is 6.0 with 5.5 in every component in IELTS or the same scores in the University's own entry test, the Wolverhampton English Proficiency Examination (WEPE).

For international students

Students will have a good degree in a relevant subject field. All applicants must submit an initial research proposal upon which the learning contract can be agreed as a condition of admission. Students whose first language is not English must have IELTS 6.5 (or TOEFL 650-700) or a Cambridge ESOL Proficiency Pass at Grade C or above.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About University of Wolverhampton

Scholarships are available to eligible international students, including awards for Indian nationals and those from Commonwealth countries.

  • Based in Wolverhampton, near Birmingham
  • 96% graduate employability rate (DLHE)
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