"a vibrant, international postgraduate community..."
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I was 32 years old and had been a fully qualified teacher for six years when I decided to apply for a master’s degree in English literature. I hadn’t studied at university level in six years and so I was a little nervous about it. The University of York’s website was encouraging. I remember thinking that the sense of a top-notch university (York’s English Department is rated as the best research department in the country) actively promoting itself as a friendly and welcoming place was very appealing. That the course convenor contacted me personally to offer me a place only confirmed this impression.
Now that I am nearing completion of my degree, I can say that it has been possibly the most rewarding year of my life. I have learnt a great deal in the Department, where leading experts care passionately about their teaching. It has been a joy working through the various modules I was able to choose (from a huge range of options). I now intend to come back here in a year’s time to pursue a PhD. Having the opportunity to spend time thinking, reading and writing at this fine institution has been a privilege.
I have met such a diversity of interesting people as well. York’s postgraduate community is very cosmopolitan. The relationships between students and staff are excellent too: this is a department where genuine concern for your satisfaction and development are readily apparent. I can’t imagine studying anywhere else would be better.