Entry requirements

If you are interested in applying, please visit our how to apply page where you can find general information on the application process.

Months of entry


Course content

We also offer a Master’s by Research, which can serve as an alternative to the traditional taught MA, whether as a pathway to PhD study or as an independent research qualification. In the course of this one-year (or two-year part-time) degree, you will work towards a dissertation of up to 40,000 words. This is an extended independent research project pursued with the support of a supervisor. You will receive training in research skills, and have access to the wide range of other training opportunities available in the college, including the Researcher Development Programme (RDP).

There is also a taught module which focuses on developing research skills, hosted by the School of Modern Languages, Literature and Culture. As this course is taught in Autumn term, it is generally expected that the MA by Research will begin in Autumn term, although we may consider Spring term starts where there are exceptional reasons to do so.

Fees and funding

See our Postgraduate fees and funding pages to find out more about funding options, including loans, grants, scholarships and bursaries.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA by research
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Deana Rankin
+44 (0)1784 276494