2:1 in a relevant subject or overseas equivalent, or relevant professional qualifications and relevant experience in an associated area.
Months of entry
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 and course duration
MA by research
Course contact details
- Will Montgomery