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

Overseas students whose first language is not English willbe required to provide certified competence in English language in the form ofBritish Council IELTS test band 7 or above, with a score of at least 7 in allcomponents, or equivalent. If necessary, an offer of a place to read for aresearch degree may be made subject to successful completion of an appropriateperiod of pre-sessional English for Academic Purposes training to enhanceperformance on the research degree programme above the minimum levels ofcompetence outlined above. Applicants with a first degree taught wholly inEnglish will not generally be required to provide other evidence of EnglishLanguage proficiency.

If you do not have such academic qualifications we may consider your application individually, based on your personal, professional and work experience, and other formal qualifications. You may also be able to claim credit points which can reduce the amount of time it takes to complete your qualification at Sheffield Hallam. Find out more

Months of entry


Course content

This course enables you to research an aspect of English literature and become a specialist in your area. You will gain skills and knowledge to continue your professional development and prepare you for PhD level study.

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

UK students
Tuition fees will be aligned with Research Councils UK (RCUK) fees which have not yet been confirmed for 2018/19 (for indicative purposes only the fee for 2017/18 was £4,195)
International students

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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