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Shape our world with words
Build on your undergraduate interests in English and develop your critical research skills.
Follow your interests further
A Master of Arts (English) at Massey gives you the chance to study important literary genres and periods in depth. You’ll also explore the complexities of literary language and rhetoric.
Study great texts from the past and present
Massey’s Master of Arts (English) offers you thorough coverage of great literature in English, from Shakespeare to the present day. Our courses are taught by active researchers who share your love of literature: they will introduce you to amazing writing and the reasons why it matters.
Get an applied edge
Choose from a range of courses that will extend your English skills in creative and applied ways. Expand the horizons of your degree by taking an elective course in creative writing, theatre studies or media studies.
Think deeply about the power of language
A Massey Master of Arts (English) helps you understand how language shapes the world we live in. You’ll explore the ethical and social power of imaginative writing and rhetoric, and think deeply about the world and your place in it.
Your love of literature and writing can take you into a range of professions where literacy, critical thinking and communication skills are highly valued. Employers appreciate the ability of Master of Arts (English) graduates to research effectively, analyse rigorously and communicate with style.
Through studying English you’ll develop a set of flexible interpersonal and professional skills that ensure you remain agile and able to take on future opportunities.
Our graduates have pursued careers in:
The Master of Arts (English) is a parts-based qualification. That means you must complete the first part, before moving to the second.
If you study full-time, you’ll take 120 credits per year or 60 credits per semester.
Not all courses are available in each semester.
Grades achieved in the first 60 credits will determine eligibility for progression to Part Two.
Master of Arts 120 credits
If you enrol in a thesis, you commence with Part One, followed by Part Two in the next enrolment period. Both parts combine to meet the thesis requirements with a single grade assigned to each part.
If the thesis cannot be submitted at the end of the initial Part Two enrolment, you must re-enrol in Part Two (and pay fees) each semester until submission is made.
To enter the Master of Arts 180 credits you will:
To enter the Master of Arts 120 credits you will have been awarded or qualified for:
Research pathway - for entry to the research pathway you need a B+ grade average endorsed in the intended subject area.
Coursework pathway - for entry to the coursework pathway you need a B grade average.
You will need to provide verified copies of all academic transcripts for studies taken at all universities other than Massey University.
Students from a country where English is not the first language, must obtain a minimum English Language competency level.
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