Research course

English with Creative Writing

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

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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.

For doctoral research, we would generally expect you to have completed an MA in a relevant subject.

Months of entry

January, April, October

Course content

Our new PhD in English with Creative Writing offers an innovative structure for students looking to combine their creative and critical interests. Encouraging distinctive approaches to practice-based literary research, this route allows you to develop a substantial work of creative writing (in prose, poetry, or other forms) in the context of a larger research project.

As part of a thriving community of postgraduate researchers and writers, you will be supported by world-leading experts with a wide range of global and historical specialisms, and given access to unique resources including the department's letterpress printing studio, writers-in-residence, and our prestigious Writers at York events series.

The PhD is also available as a distance learning course.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA by research
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MPhil
    part time
    48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PhD
    part time
    72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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