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English and creative writing

Are you curious about the ins and outs of the english language and how it has changed over time?

Are you interested in how it makes up a pivotal part of culture, and how best to teach it to non-native speakers? Are you looking to develop your understanding of the subject and research skills in order to advance your career? Our dynamic MA Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), delivered by expert academics, will equip you with the necessary tools to progress as an industry professional or academic.

Build your analytical skills and develop your understanding of the history and future of the discipline through our practical and immersive programmes. Whatever direction you opt to focus your learning, you will graduate with an advanced skill set that will prepare you to thrive in the next steps of your career.

As part of our English Language and English Literature programme, we also offer an MA in Literature and Culture. This is a flexible course, taught online. It delves into how texts engage with contemporary cultural issues, reflecting and shaping social values. Immerse yourself in intriguing modules like "Reading the Vampire: Science, Sexuality and Alterity in Modern Culture," examining vampires in their cultural contexts. Explore "Historical Fiction: Memory, Nostalgia and the Past in Contemporary Culture," and engage with "Earth Words: Literature Place and Environment" to reflect on your relationship with your immediate environment.

Why choose Herts?

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13th in the UK

for English (Guardian University Guide, 2023)

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Hands-on experience

One of few providers of an MA TESOL programme with a practical teaching component