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About the course

Overview

Study the cultural meanings and associations of the various styles, genres and mediums in which English literature is produced. Explore a range of different critical and theoretical perspectives on advanced literary study on this flexible Masters programme. 

Choose the modules that interest you the most, and develop an understanding of how English literature engages with a range of political, social and aesthetic issues. 

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Entry Requirements

2:1 or equivalent. We will consider applications from students with lower qualifications, particularly if you have high marks in relevant modules or appropriate professional experience.


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Maria

York had already enchanted me, and the University of York immediately welcomed me. It had done so as from the very first email I sent enquiring about the application process –back when I was miles away at home in Argentina, back when I was not even a student– and it welcomed me as I first set foot on campus last year.

My first week as an MA student in the Department of English and Related Literature was charged with expectation, anticipation, and –why deny it?– some sort of inhibition. I had not got there following undergraduate studies in English per se, but rather in English Language Teaching and Translation, and this lurked as a source of insecurity. That until I looked around and found myself sharing a seminar room with students all –not just me– coming from different countries, from various universities, and/or from diverse academic backgrounds. It is this meeting of worlds and of stories that has made this whole MA-year experience profoundly enriching and worthwhile.

As for the choice of ELS, I had considered the options in the light of my own academic history, and felt that I wanted to aim for breadth rather than thematic or period specificity. Not once did I regret my decision. Indeed, this MA programme allowed me to explore texts and writers across a variety of literary periods and movements, as well as to interact with students, tutors and researchers from multiple fields and MA paths.

All along we could count on the support of our tutors and supervisors, who were readily available to discuss our work, to encourage us and to share their passion. In this environment, this past year has been one of overcoming insecurities, of rising up to new challenges; in short, one of invaluable learning –at both academic and personal levels. As my time as an MA student in York draws to a close, I look back on this amazing and life-changing experience only to realise that it could not have been in any other way, with any other people, or in any other place. Only here, in York.

Scholarships

Please note that supplementary information is required.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£7,810

Eligibility

The funding is open to all MA applicants (Home/EU and Overseas) who have applied for one of the following English and Related Literature MA programmes by Friday 3 May 2019:

MA in English Literary Studies
MA in Film and Literature
MA in Global Literature and Culture
MA in Literature of the Romantic Period, 1775-1832
MA in Medieval Literatures and Languages
MA in Modern and Contemporary Literature and Culture
MA in Poetry and Poetics
MA in Renaissance Literature, 1500-1700
MA in Victorian Literature and Culture

Application Procedure


If you would like to be considered for one of these awards, you will need to complete a short supplementary application form and return it to english-enquiries@york.ac.uk by the same deadline, Friday 3 May 2019. Our academic assessors will consider both the original and supplementary application forms when making their decision on recipients of the bursaries. application form. This application form can be accessed on the Department of English and Related Literature's Fees and Funding page.

Subsequent award of a bursary will be dependent on the candidate having been accepted for a qualifying MA (see above) and having met any conditions set by the University of York.


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Please note that supplementary information is required.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£1,000

Eligibility

We are offering seven runner-up MA scholarships to the value of £1,000 each.

This funding is open to all MA applicants (Home/EU and Overseas) who have applied for one of the following English and Related Literature MA programmes by Friday 3 May 2019:

MA in English Literary Studies
MA in Film and Literature
MA in Global Literature and Culture
MA in Literature of the Romantic Period, 1775-1832
MA in Medieval Literatures and Languages
MA in Modern and Contemporary Literature and Culture
MA in Poetry and Poetics
MA in Renaissance Literature, 1500-1700
MA in Victorian Literature and Culture

Application Procedure

If you would like to be considered for one of these awards, you will need to complete a short supplementary application form and return it to english-enquiries@york.ac.uk by Friday 3 May 2019. Our academic assessors will consider both the original and supplementary application forms when making their decision on recipients of the bursaries. The supplementary application form can be found on our website.

Subsequent award of a bursary will be dependent on the candidate having been accepted for a qualifying MA (see above) and having met any conditions set by the University of York.


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