Research course

English by Research

Sheffield Hallam University · Faculty of Development and Society
MA by research

Entry requirements

Typically an English undergraduate degree of 2.1 or higher. Those with related undergraduate degrees of 2.1 or higher are considered on individual merit. A research proposal needs to be submitted. Please contact the course leader for guidance on writing research proposals in the first instance: Dr Ana Maria Sanchez-Arce If English is not your first language you typically need a minimum IELTS score of 7.0 and to submit a sample of written, critical work. International and European entry qualifications If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page.

Months of entry


Course content

Complete this student driven master’s course to prepare for PhD level study or to gain English studies research skills and knowledge for professional development. Supported by expert scholars and researchers, this course enables you to research an aspect of English literature and become a specialist in your area.

• Complete a major project of your choice in any aspect of English literature, language, linguistics or critical theory.
• Gain a detailed understanding and practical experience of research methods and approaches.
• Work closely with internationally-recognised scholars and researchers who are experts in their fields.
• Join a highly flexible course with individually tailored supervision sessions.

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to international students who study this course. Visit to find out more.

Qualification and course duration

MA by research

part time
24 months months
full time
12 months months

Course contact details

Faculty of Development and Society
+44 (0)114 225 5555