Applicants for MA programmes in English and related literature will normally be expected to have obtained upper 2nd Class Honours, or equivalent, in an appropriate subject. It is sometimes possible for MA by research students to transfer to a MPhil (and subsequently to a PhD) at the end of their MA year without having to make a new application. Such a transfer would be done without having the MA conferred, and your MA dissertation may be used as the basis for part of the thesis. The MA year will be counted as the first year of the MPhil/PhD.
Months of entry
January, October, April
If you choose to study this course you will receive training in research methods and skills appropriate to the stage they have reached and the nature of their work. This includes:
- guidance on planning and writing your thesis
- using bibliographic and archival resources (both electronic and printed)
- handling research data
- making conference presentations
- preparting and submitting material for publication
- applying for jobs
Introductory classes in computing and word processing, various modern languages, palaeography, bibliography, and classical and medieval Latin are also available.
Qualification and course duration
MA by research
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Administrator
- +44 (0) 1904 323369