MA English: Directed Research

University of Liverpool

Program Description

MA English: Directed Research

University of Liverpool

MA English: Directed Research

This pathway will be especially attractive to those who wish to pursue their own research in an area of either Language or Literature not covered by our other MA pathways. Students choose their own subject (depending on the availability of supervision), and a course of study is designed in discussion with them. Among the possibilities are topics in medieval studies, particular authors, cross-period topics, historical linguistics and pragmatics. Work is undertaken mainly under individual supervision but within a structured modular framework which provides support and manageable targets as you progress. The course culminates in the preparation of a 25,000-word dissertation. This is a uniquely flexible pathway tailored to individual research interests. It is ideal preparation for students aiming to progress to PhD study, but it will also appeal to any student wishing to pursue a particular topic at Masters level.

Key Facts

English in the world

We play a major role in the cultural life of the city and our students get to work with local organisations and communities through reading groups and placements, partly via our links with The Reader Organisation.

In 2010-11 the School of English launched a collaborative project with the Everyman and Playhouse Theatres. This gives our students valuable opportunities to gain practical experience, whilst providing the theatres with academic expertise.


Fees cover the cost of your tuition, registration, examinations (but not re-sits) and graduation.

Tuition fees (Home/EU)

The University's tuition fees are normally fixed at yearly intervals and follow Government guidelines on minimum levels. As a guide only, the normal tuition fees for full-time Home/EU postgraduate students will be as follows:

Fee for this course: £5,300

International students

International students are required to pay the full costs of their tuition in the UK with each university setting its own international fees. The University of Liverpool's fees represent excellent value for money for a Russell Group University.

International fee for this course: £12,200

Career prospects

You'll benefit from strong research-led teaching covering a wide and continuous range of writing. This equips you with the communication skills and the capacity for critical and creative thinking which are in demand in all areas of modern life.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Aug. 2017
1 year
Full time
5,300 GBP
Start date Aug. 2017
United Kingdom Liverpool, England
Application deadline Request Info
End date Request Info
Duration 1 year
Price 5,300 GBP
Home/EU; International fee for this course: £12,200