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MA in English (by Research)

University of York

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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    University of York

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    OCT-21, JAN-22, APR-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

The MA by Research is available on a full-time or part-time basis. The aim of the course is to provide training in research methods and an opportunity for supervised study leading to the presentation of a dissertation which offers a sustained argument in relation to any period of English literature. Students will write a supervised dissertation of between 25,000 and an absolute maximum of 30,000 words. This word limit includes quotations and footnotes, but excludes the bibliography and plate/figure captions. Full-time students will register for a single year, part-time students for two. The course may be taken by students who intend to go on to doctoral study as well as those who do not.

Our research students receive training in research methods and skills appropriate to the stage they have reached and the nature of their work. In addition to regular supervisory meetings to discuss planning, researching and writing the thesis, we offer sessions on bibliographic and archival resources (digital, print and manuscript). Our students receive guidance in applying to and presenting at professional conferences, preparing and submitting material for publication and applying for jobs. We meet other training needs in handling research data, various modern languages, palaeography, bibliography. Classical and medieval Latin are also available.

We also offer training in teaching skills for students who wish to pursue teaching posts following their degree. This includes sessions on the delivery and content of seminars and workshops to undergraduates, a structured shadowing programme, teaching inductions and comprehensive guidance and resources for our graduate teaching assistants. Our teacher training is directed by our dedicated Graduate Teaching Assistant Coordinator.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 11,125per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of York

  • University League Table

    22nd

  • Campus address

    University of York, Heslington, York, York, YO10 5DD, England

Inspiring teaching delivered by leading academics, integrated with award-winning employability programmes, equips students for the international labour market.
A diverse campus community of students from over 150 countries that offers a lifelong global alumni network.
Specialist international student support includes orientation, immigration advice, Language Skills Centres, and International Pathway College programmes.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    6th out of 106 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 206
    155 76%

    20th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    83 83%

    3rd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.28 86%

    18th

    12

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