The main element of the MRes is a dissertation in the region of 30,000 words, which includes a critical reflection on the creative process of around 5,000 words. The ratio of critical reflection to the rest of the text will depend on your project and can be negotiated with your supervisor. You will work on this project with your supervisor throughout the degree and meet together around once a month. The precise timetable of meetings will depend on the nature of your project and can be negotiated.
The other part of the course is a research methods class taken by all postgraduate students in the English Studies department. This teaches skills useful for all advanced students, including creative writers, such as how to search for information, make presentations and apply for grants.
AHRC Block Grant Partnership Studentships
The University of Stirling and Strathclyde University have been awarded an AHRC Block Grant Partnership for 2011-13, for 19 studentships over 3 years. Studentships can be held at either the University of Stirling or the University of Strathclyde. There are opportunities for joint supervision of doctoral projects.Eligible Subject Areas:Applications for studentships are invited in the following eligible subject areas for 2011-12.Creative Writing: 1 Professional Preparation Masters award English Language & Literature: 1 Research Preparation Masters award History: 1 Research Preparation Masters award Journalism and Publishing Studies: 1 Professional Preparation Masters award Librarianship, Archives, Record Management and Information Science: 1 Doctoral and 1 Professional Preparation Masters award See here for details of Eligible Subject Areas and Programmes. Further details of the AHRC’s studentships are available in the AHRC’s Guide to Student Funding to which applicants are advised to read and refer while making their application: http://www.artsandhumanitiesconsortium.org.uk/Studentships.aspxDeadline Friday 10th June
Applicants are normally required to have a firstclass or upper second-class Honours degree (or its equivalent) in English Literature or a related subject from a UK university. We also welcome applications from overseas students with equivalent qualifications.