Masters | Postgraduate Course - English MPhil, Res Course Details within University of York

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English MPhil, Res

Study Details

MPhil 2 years Full-time, MPhil 4 years Part-time, PhD 3 years Full-time, PhD 6 years Part-time

We welcome application for research degrees at three levels: MA, MPhil and PhD. Our diversity of research interests means we will consider thesis proposals in any field of literature from the Middle Ages to the present day, including literatures in languages other than English.

Students embarking on a PhD programme are initially enrolled provisionally for that qualification. Confirmation of PhD registration is dependent upon the submission of a satisfactory proposal that meets the standards required for the degree, usually in your second year of study.

It is sometimes possible for MA by research students to transfer to a MPhil (and subsequently to a PhD) at the end of their MA year without having to make a new application. Such a transfer would be done without having the MA conferred, and your MA dissertation may be used as the basis for part of the thesis.

Entry Requirements

For doctoral research, we would generally expect you to have completed an MA in a relevant subject. Before writing your research proposals, we advise you to consult the list of staff research interests and try to identify potential supervisors in the department. When making an application, candidates are advised to make their research proposals as specific and clear as possible. Where possible, they should indicate the member(s) of staff that they would wish to work with.
If you are a non-native English speaking applicant you must provide evidence of your English language ability. You need to show enough fluency in all aspects of English (reading, writing, speaking and listening) to the required level of the course you're applying to. For more information, see: https://www.york.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/apply/international/english/