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 aut hority in your field.

CECS offers several £1000 scholarships towards fees for the MA in Eighteenth Century Studies. See Funding and Money for details.

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.


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 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

For informal enquiries about studying at the Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies, please contact us at