The MA English by Research is your opportunity to conduct in-depth research on a topic of your choice from the field of modern literary studies, relative to an area of staff expertise.
While conducting your research under the close supervision of a member of staff, you will study Researching Literature. This core taught module will develop the skills, methodologies and theoretical concepts you need to study literature at postgraduate level.
Licenciado/Título de Ingeniero/Título de Arquitecto with an average of 6.0-6.9, Aprobado or above
English language qualifications:
GCSE pass in English at Grade C or above
IELTS with an average overall score 6.5 with at least a 5.5 in each component
TOEFL IBT minimum score 88
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): exams taken from January 2015 – overall score of 176 with at least 162 in each component; exams taken before January 2015 – Grade C and no less than borderline in each skill
Trinity College English Language qualifications: ISE III Pass for postgraduate taught courses and research applications
City and Guild’s IESOL/ISESOL tests at expert and mastery levels (C2 and C1) for the majority of postgraduate programmes
Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) with a minimum of 67 points in each elemen
Don’t worry if you do not meet these requirements, we run a number of courses to prepare you for academic studies.
Dissertation supervision for the MA English by Research is available in the following broad areas:
19th Century Literature
20th Century and Contemporary Literature
Women’s Writing of the 19th and 20th Centuries
Welsh Women’s Writing
Welsh Writing in English
Science and Literature
Literature of Travel
Learning and teaching methods
The Researching Literature module is assessed by three separate pieces of coursework totalling approximately 5,000 words. The dissertation should be 25,000-30,000 words in length, inclusive of footnotes and bibliography.
Graduates can progress to a range of professions, including teaching, public administration and publishing.
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