Essay bank

On this page you will find links to pdf versions of essays, project reports and dissertations that have been donated by past and present English Language students.

Over the years the assessment requirements and questions for our MA programmes in English Language have changed, so do not be surprised if you find essays which are longer / shorter / on different topics to those you are required to submit.

Please note that the work has not been edited in any way, but has been saved exactly as submitted.  All work displayed on these pages passed at MA level. Work marked with an asterisk * received a distinction grade.

The University treats plagiarism as a serious offence which may result in academic failure. For this reason, please remember that if you quote from or cite any of the works published here, you should reference them as you would any other published work, giving the full URL of this web page and the date you accessed the work from it.

We need your work!

We need more contributions for these pages. If you are an English Language student or graduate and have work you are willing to submit please send it by email attachment. Make sure there is a title page (see essays below for examples), and that the references, appendices etc are all included in a single document file. If you got a distinction, tell us in the email so we can mark your contribution with a *. Thanks!

MA dissertations