12 months
14700 GBP/year
4596 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The MA by Research in English at the University of Lincoln is designed for students who have a passion to pursue a research project defined by themselves, but with the support of an academic environment and supervisors.

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Students have the opportunity to conduct in-depth research into an area of their choice. With the help of dedicated skills sessions and under the guidance of an academic supervisor, students will be expected to write a dissertation of around 25,000 words.

The School offers a vibrant research culture with two research groups (21C Research Group and Nineteenth-Century Research Group) and regular research seminars. Research strengths include 18th, 19th, 20th, and 21st Century literature, Gothic literature, women's writing, American fiction, and medieval and early modern literature.

Career and Personal Development

The MA by Research in English at the University of Lincoln  aims to provide training for a career across the creative industries. Students may choose to move on to doctoral study programmes and pursue careers in academia.

Programme Structure

Research areas covered within the School include:

  • 21st Century literature
  • 18th to 19th Century literature
  • Life writing/testimony/memory studies
  • Women’s writing 18th to 21st Centuries
  • American literature 19th to 21st Centuries
  • Early modern literature
  • Gothic literature
  • Postcolonial literature

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

We would advise you to apply as soon as possible.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • First or upper second class honours degree in a relevant subject.
  • You will need to submit a research proposal along with your application form. The research proposal will allow us to judge the quality of the application and to decide whether we are able to supervise your project.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14700 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    4596 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4596 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • Part-time Home: £2,298 per year 
  • Part-time International: £7,350 per year  

Living costs for Lincoln

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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