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The award

How long you will study
1 - 2 Year

Domestic course fees
GBP 4500 per year

How you will study
full-time, part-time

Course starts

International course fees
GBP 13300 per year

All study options

About English at University of Lincoln

The MA by Research in English or Creative Writing is designed for students who have a passion to pursue a research project defined by themselves, but with the support of an academic environment and supervisors.

You have the opportunity to conduct in-depth research into an area of your choice. With the help of dedicated skills sessions and under the guidance of an academic supervisor, you will be expected to write a dissertation, or produce a piece of creative writing of around 25,000 words.

You will join a vibrant research culture with regular research seminars, such as the English and Journalism Research seminar series, 21st Century Research Group and the Nineteenth Century Research Group.

Specialists from the School organise a biennial, international conference series on 21st Century literature, as well as research events with a focus on the 19th Century.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMA(Res)How you will studyFull-time, Part-timeHow long you will study1 - 2 Year
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 4500 per yearInternational course feesGBP 13300 per year

Entry requirements

A minimum 2:2 honours degree in a related discipline.

You will need to submit a research proposal along with your application form. The research proposal will allow us to judge the quality of the application and to decide whether we are able to supervise your project.

Please take note of the following guidance:

A research proposal will only be considered if there are academics in the subject with an interest in your field. Please study the staff profiles closely to make sure there is at least one member of staff whose interests intersect broadly with your own. For more information on the School's research, please following the following link:

The research proposal should be around 1000 words in length.

Clearly define the topic you are interested in and demonstrate understanding of your research area.

Include two or three research questions that you will explore in your research.

Outline the range of research methodologies you will use to undertake the research.

Include a provisional bibliography of primary and secondary sources.

You might include a brief literature review of the key works that relate to your topic, particularly if this helps to exemplify the point below.

Explain clearly how your research contributes to existing scholarship in the area; what gaps will it fill? How will it further knowledge of the area?

Sketch out a provisional plan of work that includes research/archival visits and a timetable for the writing of chapters.

Make sure the proposal is well presented with sections and subheadings and is free of errors.

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