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  • Master Degree 1 to 1.5 years.
  • Specialize or diversify your curriculum with a postgraduate study in Arts & Humanities.
  • Tuition £6,000 to 8,500/year EU students for most courses (exception MBA).
  • Start dates September; some start dates January.


  • Master of Arts in History, Canterbury Christ Church University. It covers British History from 900-1250 until the 20th Century, the Northern Ireland Conflict, or the Anglo-American relations since the 1930s.
  • MA History, University of Essex. The programme aims to stimulate the historical imagination of students, provide them with an advanced understanding of the methods and techniques of the historical discipline, to develop a critical awareness of selected sub-fields of History with respect to relevant social, cultural, political and economic contexts, encourage students to develop critical, analytical and research skills, problem solving skills, and transferable skills.

Languages, Interpretation and Translation

Careers: Professional British Sign Language interpreter, Freelance conference interpreting, Interpreting for international organisations such as EU, NATO etc., In-house/free-lance translation, Language consultancy, International project management.

  • Master in British Sign Language / English Interpreting & Translation, University of Central Lancashire. Aimed to produce practitioners with high order interpreting skills who will be able to interpret between Deaf people whose first or preferred language is BSL and the many hearing people with whom they interact.
  • Master in Interpreting and Translation, University of Central Lancashire. A strong command of English is required, since each of the foreign languages is combined with English. Practical aspects are emphasised throughout, including technical business interpreting (both ways).
  • Master of Applied Linguistics (Research), Canterbury Christ Church University. Validated by the University of Kent, there is a major emphasis on critical qualitative research into social and cultural issues in language education; but there is also interest in grammar, discourse and pragmatics
  • MA in Translation, Interpreting and Subtitling, University of Essex. 1 year. The first course to offer written translation, oral interpreting and film and video subtitling in a single course. A strong command of English is required.
  • MA Translation and Literature, University of Essex. This course will introduce you to the techniques of professional literary translation and will develop your own personal translation skills allowing you to translate literary works accurately from one language to another.
  • Master of Applied Linguistics, University of Essex. 1 year. An outstanding teaching and learning environment, highly rated by students and professionals.
  • MA Pscholinguistics and Neurolinguistics, University of Essex. 1 year. This course provides you with a thorough grounding in research on human language processing, the representation of language in the brain, and language disorders.

Literature and Writing

Careers: Teaching or further studies, General management, Policy development, Communication professions, Law, Research, Publisher.

  • Master in English Language and Literature, University of Central Lancashire. You will explore the role of literature in the reflection on, and construction of, society and culture. You also study the importance of language for identity and interpersonal relations focusing predominantly on the workplace.
  • Master of English Literature, Canterbury Christ Church University. Offers opportunities to those who wish to pursue an eclectic generalist programme of modules and to those who seek specialisation in particular areas of literary study. Four pathways: MA in English Literature, MA in English (Children's Literature), MA in English (Literatures Victorian and Modern), MA in English (Literatures Medieval and Early Modern).
  • Master in Modern and Contemporary Literature, University of Central Lancashire. Introduction to key authors, texts, and critical and theoretical debates that shape our conception of literature from the early Twentieth Century to the present.
  • Master in Rhetoric, University of Central Lancashire. It provides you with the opportunity to study the rich history and theory of the practice of speaking, or more broadly, communicating and to master that practice yourself.
  • MA/PGDip/PGCert in Publishing, University of Central Lancashire. The content is highly vocational and is often taught in the commercial publishing house, UCLan Publishing. You will work on all aspects of book publishing projects from conception to production and from marketing to sales.
  • MA/PGDip/PGCert Writing for Children, University of Central Lancashire. Combines literature, theory, creative writing, scriptwriting, publishing and career development. You will study classic and contemporary children's literature and produce your own.
  • Master in Creative Writing: Prose Fiction (2 years, part time), Canterbury Christ Church University. Aimed to nurture the talents of creative writers through a combination of workshops, seminars and tutorial supervision, and to encourage new writing within a supportive but critical community.
  • MA Creative Writing, University of Essex. This course builds on a strong tradition of creative writing at Essex, offering a unique approach to the practice of writing, with an emphasis on innovation and experiment. A wide variety of courses concentrate on deepening students’ knowledge of literary tradition and different modes and genres in order to develop practical skills of expression and invention.

Performing Arts

Careers: Writer for theatre.

  • MSc (Hons.) Play Writing, University of Central Lancashire. Students submit their own play with a supportive portfolio of reflective writing and are encouraged to challenge themselves and their assumptions.
  • MA/PGDip/PGCert Performance, University of Central Lancashire. This course engages with performance as an interdisciplinary and connected practice embracing contemporary theatre, live art, and installation, and digital performance, site-specific and interventional artwork.
  • Master in Dance & Somatic Well-Being, University of Central Lancashire. Explores the creative skills required to use movement with sensitivity, imagination and individuality . study individual and group improvisation, kinaesthetic awareness and applied somatics philosophy to dance and movement studies.
  • MA/MFA in Acting (International), East 15 Acting School, University of Essex. Uniquely designed for international students this course offers the usual array of acting skills, including voice, movement and singing, and approaches to rehearsal and public performances.
  • MA/MFA in Theatre Directing, East 15 Acting School, University of Essex. Open to students from all over the world, it is one of the most established directing courses in the U.K, with a mixture of workshops, projects and dialogues with visiting directors.

Religion, Culture and Society

Careers: Academic and professional careers in the private or public sector


Careers: Media and management, Law, Teaching.

  • MA Continental Philosophy, University of Essex. This course provides students of various backgrounds with a rigorous grounding in Continental Philosophy from Kant and Hegel to the present.
  • MA Ethics, Politics and Public Policy, University of Essex. The programme imparts an understanding of the main normative ethical theories being developed in Anglo-American philosophy as they apply to public policy.
  • MA Philosophy and Psychoanalysis, University of Essex. The aims of this course are to provide students with a knowledge of some of the principal concerns, methods and conclusions of modern philosophy in the continental European tradition, provide a thorough grounding in psychoanalytic theory in the tradition of the 'British School' of psychoanalysis and of the leading themes in this tradition and to develop students' awareness of the ways in which psychoanalytical and philosophical perspectives can fruitfully interact.


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