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Liverpool Hope University

Liverpool , England ,United Kingdom

English Literature with Professional Writing (MA)

This MA in English Literature with Professional Writing will be of interest to both recent graduates and those wishing to return to higher education. It offers a varied programme which allows you to build upon existing interests whilst moving into new and more complex areas of study. The advanced skills that you develop during your MA are sought-after by a wide range of graduate employers, as well as being essential in the progression to doctoral study. 

Our programme is a wide ranging one. The English Literature curriculum includes authors and texts across different historical periods, and in different forms and genres. It offers a unique opportunity to develop expertise in archival research and book history, and also examines the relationship between texts and place, with a particular emphasis upon Merseyside, Lancashire and Yorkshire. The Professional Writing pathway offers students the opportunity to develop skills needed for using the written word in a variety of professional contexts, for example journalism, marketing and advertising. It focuses on the development of writing for publication in a range of formats, while also analysing broader personal, social and ethical questions around writing effectively and responsibly in a fast-moving, global professional environment.

Due to the range of expertise of our staff, our MA students are free to produce a dissertation on a wide variety of topics, which can include elements of professional writing.

Campus Information

Hope Park

Hope Park is our main teaching campus and is situated in Childwall, a leafy suburb of Liverpool. The campus is a mini educational village with places to live, work, study, eat and relax.

Intakes

  • Sep

Application Processing Time in Days: 14

Application Process

More Information Required
10 Days
Possible Interview call from Institution
10 Days
Provisional / Unconditional Offer
10 Days
Visa Process
30 Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

Careers advice isn't just for final years about to graduate, it's about the journey from where you are now to where you want to be in the future. The Careers and Employability service offers you the chance to develop your career prospects, and yourself, from day one.

Placement Years and the Placement and Internship Programme (PiP)

We’re proud to be able to offer all students the opportunity to add a Placement Year to their degree. We also work with a range of organizations to offer internship and placement opportunities. Getting hands-on experience gives you unique insights into a career and valuable experience when applying for jobs or further study.

Part-time work on campus

We have a variety of jobs on campus that are exclusively for Liverpool Hope students. Work up to 10 hours a week on campus to support yourself while you study, gain experience in the workplace and meet new people.

PSW Opportunity

  • The Graduate Route is a new UK post-study work visa to be introduced for international students graduating in summer 2021 or later. It will allow you to live and work in the UK for up to two years after your degree.
  • 2 years PSW

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

SRI LANKA

  • Usually a good undergraduate degree from a recognized university

INDIA

  • A good undergraduate degree 

NEPAL

  • Usually a good undergraduate degree from a recognized university

BANGLADESH

  • Masters degree from a university in Bangladesh (when following a 3 or 4 year Bachelor degree)

If you are applying for an MPhil, you should normally possess a Masters degree which matches the descriptor for a Level 7 qualification in the UK Framework of Higher Education Qualifications i.e.

  • Masters degree from a UK University; or
  • An equivalent qualification from outside of the UK

In addition, you must be able to demonstrate a high level of competence in written and spoken English. 

Postgraduate Taught (PG Dip, MA, MBA, MSc)
A good undergraduate degree 
 
IELTS* 6.5 - 6.0 in Reading and Writing mandatory, and
 
5.5 minimum in each sub-skill (UG)
 
minimum 6.0 in each sub-skill (PG)
 
TOEFL iBT 88 - Minimum Test scores:
 
Listening: 17
 
Reading 18
 
Speaking: 20
 
Writing: 17
 
Pearson 58 - 51 in each sub-skill
 
Cambridge English Examinations - 176 (upwards) overall - 160 minimum in Each sub-skill