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This provides a satisfying culmination to your studies enabling you to demonstrate your command of scholarly techniques and your skill in devising, planning and writing an extended research project in literature. Highly rewarding in its own right, the MA dissertation is also an ideal preparation for doctoral level research and for a wide range of careers.

Vocational relevance

In combination with the wide-ranging issues and concepts explored in MA English part 1, this module will provide you with an extensive theoretical and practical training in major issues in the study of literature, as well as in research methods, project planning and writing. The MA is the ideal preparation for higher-level doctoral study, and indeed an MA qualification is usually required for admission to a programme of research leading to a PhD.

The training in research and writing that you acquire in the course of your MA studies will also be invaluable for any job for which a high level of research and writing skills are required, and is of specific relevance for careers such as teaching, journalism and other media work, and librarianship. The MA in English Part 2 from The Open University can open up a wide range of careers, from the city to the civil service, from the classroom to the newsroom.

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