This is an innovative and interdisciplinary MA programme, combining taught modules and a dissertation. Following a similar path to our Postcolonial Studies MA, the Paris option allows you to spend your first term at our Canterbury campus with full access to its excellent academic and recreational facilities,before relocating to our Paris centre for the spring term, studying in the heart of historic Montparnasse.
In Paris, you participate in the Paris-focused modules, taught in English. Then, in the the final term, you complete your MA by writing a 12-15,000-word dissertation on a research topic defined in collaboration with your academic supervisors.
School of English MA scholarships 2015/16Scholarships are still available for excellent candidates applying for our taught-MA programmes. •Part-time students and students applying for programmes with a term in Paris are also eligible •Applications will be accepted up until May 15, 2015. All students who make an application to study on one of our MA programmes will automatically be considered for a scholarship (no separate application is required) •Previous applicants for MA scholarships need not re-apply
Scholarship Fund The School of English highly values its postgraduate community. Over the last few years the School has continued to invest in its students with a range of scholarships and opportunities that have supported exceptional research from awarded students. To further support the postgraduate community the school will be increasing the MA scholarship fund for 2015/16. Successful applicants in 2015/16 will be eligible for the following scholarships, all of which aim to support one student on each of our specialist MA programmes. The scholarships will be in the form of a fee waiver, but with an additional maintenance bursary of £1500. Part-time students and students applying for programmes with a term in Paris are also eligible. These scholarships are: •The Woolf scholarship (for students on the MA in English and American Literature) •The Dickens scholarship (for students on the MA in Dickens and Victorian Culture) •The Burney scholarship (for a student on the MA in Eighteenth Century Studies) •The MA in Postcolonial Studies scholarship •The MA in Critical Theory scholarship •The MA in The Contemporary scholarship •The Creative Writer’s scholarship In addition to these new scholarships the school will continue to offer the following: •One fully funded School of English MA scholarship – a fee waiver plus an additional stipend at AHRC rate (currently set at £9,681 p/a for 2014/15) •One international scholarship (to cover fees at the international rate) •One fee-waiver scholarship for part-time students •Two departmental awards. The Ian Gregor Scholarship, which pays home fees and a £500 bursary for one year’s full-time study, and the Sasha Roberts Scholarship, which is an award of £2,000. PLEASE NOTE: The purpose of the scholarships is to award candidates with the strongest academic records. The School of English reserves the right to distribute the scholarships amongst candidates in a way that will honour that commitment.
Value of Scholarship(s)
A first or second class honours degree in a relevant subject (or equivalent). In certain circumstances, the School will consider candidates who have not followed a conventional education path.These cases are assessed individually by the Director of Graduate Studies. The purpose of the scholarships is to award candidates with the strongest academic records.
All students who make an application to study on one of our MA programmes will automatically be considered for a scholarship (no separate application is required).