Research course

English (by research)

Institution
University of York · Department of English and Related Literature
Qualifications
MA by research

Entry requirements

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, April, October

Course content

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, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Administrator
Email
engl13@york.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 1904 323369