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Taught MA Programmes

Duration: one year (full time) two years (part time)

As an MA student at York, you'll combine your own specialised research with intensive seminar study under the guidance of a leading authority in your field.

The Centre administers the highly successful interdisciplinary MA in Eighteenth Century Studies. This MA has been running since 1994, and is widely recognised to be a valuable foundation for  postgraduate research. Many graduates have gone on to distinquished careers in universities, museums and galleries, publishing, and other related fields.

CECS offers four bursaries for this MA, each worth £1,000 towards fees. All Successful applications accepted by 30 June will be automatically considered, unless another major award has already been allocated.  All UK, EU and international applicants are eligible. Information on all other funding can be found on the Postgraduate Funding page

In addition, the English MA programme, MA in Literature of the Romantic Period, 1775-1832 is convened and taught by Centre staff. Students on this programme are closely involved with the Centre through attendance at CECS research seminars and conferences, and can choose their modules from those offered by the Centre.

Our programmes will be of particular interest to home and overseas candidates looking for:

  • a foundation for independent research at PhD level
  • a chance to develop your interests in the eighteenth century before embarking on another career
  • a period of advanced study leading to a further qualification which is relevant to your existing career