English Literary Studies, M.A.

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    15680
    Tuition (Year)
    6650
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
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The MA in English Literary Studies is the most flexible of all our MAs and the only one that allows you to select modules from across the whole range offered by the Department.

About

There are no compulsory modules on this MA: you simply choose the four modules which interest you most. It thus provides exceptional opportunities if you want to work across different literary periods and genres.

Options range from modules on poetry or drama from the medieval to the modern, to modules on gender or space from the Renaissance through to the postmodern. You could choose some of our modules on film or postcolonial studies, or, in some cases, select an option module from another department - such as History, Politics or Philosophy - and enrich your options even further.

You will develop an understanding of:

  • the engagement of English literature with a range of political, social and aesthetic issues
  • the cultural meanings and associations of the variety of styles, genres and media in which English literature was produced
  • a range of different critical and theoretical perspectives on advanced literary study

Accreditation

Officially accredited/recognized by the Privy Council, The University of York is a large (enrollment range: 15,000-19,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. The University of York offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Poetry and the Visual Arts
  • Religion and the Book
  • South African Literatures

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date Application deadline and start date were not specified by the programme.
  • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Study intensity Part-time, Full-time
  • Credits
    60 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade A): 200

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score: 620

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score: 105

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

Candidates for admission to the MA degree should normally have a good honours degree or its equivalent in an appropriate subject. Applicants for whom English is a second language are normally expected to have achieved one of the following scores: IELTS: 7.0; TOEFL: 620 (paper-based test)/260 (computer-based test)/105 (internet-based test); or (preferably) Cambridge Proficiency: A or B.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 15680 International
  • GBP 6650 EU/EEA

Funding

If you've completed an undergraduate degree at York you could be eligible for a 10% Masters fee discount.YuFund and the York Graduate Research School are funding two Taught Master's scholarships, each worth £5000, in the Arts and Humanities Faculty. Candidates will be nominated by the department, and must hold an offer by March 31st, 2016. Candidates must be York graduates or current students at the time of application. Home and Overseas students are eligible for this award, so long as they are York graduates. Criteria are academic excellence, and suitability and commitment to the chosen MA/MSc programme. No separate application by the student is required--they will be judged on the application and personal statement.Overseas students: There are university scholarships available to applicants who pay tuition fees at the overseas rate. There is a separate application form that you will need to complete and submit for these scholarships. The deadline for applications to these scholarships is 30 April of the year in which you wish to start your degree. You must hold an offer from the department in order to apply for the overseas student scholarships, but you do not have to have accepted your place to be considered.

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