This is a one-year (two year part-time) programme. The degree can be stand-alone or may serve as preparation for a doctoral research programme. The MA consists of a training course in research methodology administered by the School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies and a course of directed study under the supervision of a member of staff, leading to a 30,000-word dissertation. All postgraduate students also undertake generic research training modules offered by the Graduate School. MA candidates are expected to be involved with the Department’s seminars and postgraduate work-in-progress series.