University of Lincoln

University of Lincoln

English or Creative Writing

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. Members of staff in the School of English and Journalism are established or emerging as internationally recognised research leaders in their respective fields. They will enable you 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 seminars and the Nineteenth Century Research Group seminars. Specialists from the School organise a high-profile, biennial, international conference series on 21st Century literature, as well as research events with a focus on the 19th Century.

Entry requirements

A good honours Degree.

Course modules

Research areas in the School include 21st-century literature and drama; 19th-century literature; life writing; testimony; memory studies; women's writing 18-21st centuries; American literature 19-21st centuries; Renaissance literature; Utopian studies; ecocriticism; Gothic literature 19-21st centuries; postcolonial literature; trauma studies.

Assessment methods

The assessment at this level of study takes the form of an 25,000 word thesis.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time - 1 years
MA Part-time - 2 years
MPhil Full-time - 18 months
MPhil Part-time - 27 months

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