The English (by research) course from University of York is available on a full-time or part-time basis. 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.
Research Student Training
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. Students also have the opportunity to further their training by taking courses accredited by Advance HE: York Learning and Teaching Award (YLTA) and the York Professional and Academic Development scheme (YPAD).
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- 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.
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- 12 months
- 24 months
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Applicants for MA programmes in English and Related Literature will normally be expected to have obtained upper second-class honours, or equivalent, in an appropriate subject.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.