English, Theatre and Arts (Part-Time)

Birkbeck, University of London

M.Res. On Campus
24 months
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English, Theatre and Arts (Part-Time) at Birkbeck, University of London offers students who have completed an MA the unique opportunity to research a project of their own by writing a fully developed, high-quality piece of research. 

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During English, Theatre and Arts (Part-Time) at Birkbeck, University of London  you will work with a supervisor on your project, shaping it by taking modules in research skills and development of methods and skills specifically related to your field.

If you have achieved an MA and you want to develop an idea over greater length, with support but also independence, then this is the course for you.

In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF), English Language and Literature at Birkbeck achieved 100% for a research environment conducive to producing research of the highest quality, while 91% of eligible staff submitted research, of which 75% was recognised as world-leading or internationally excellent.

You will be working with world-class lecturers in the Department of English, Theatre and Creative Writing, and alongside both MA and MPhil students to become an independent researcher.


Graduates go into careers in teaching or use their research skills for posts in the Civil Service, theatre and culture industries.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Academic Research (MRes English, Theatre and Arts)
  • Research Skills (MRes English, Theatre and Arts)
  • Dissertation (MRes English, Theatre and Arts)

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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You are strongly advised to apply now, to ensure there are still places on your chosen course and to give you enough time to complete the admissions process




180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Lower Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A second-class honours degree (2.2 or above) and an MA, with at least one of these degrees being in a closely relevant disciplinary area.
  • Students who do not achieve these criteria may still be considered for entry if they demonstrate the required level of intellectual commitment and potential.
  • Applications are reviewed on their individual merits and your professional qualifications and/or relevant work experience will be taken into consideration positively. We actively support and encourage applications from mature learners.


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English, Theatre and Arts (Part-Time)
Birkbeck, University of London


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