MA by Research (Arts & Social Sciences subjects)
by Research, new for 2015, is a flexible programme that allows you to undertake in-depth study
(both full- and part-time) on key areas of specialism within a department. We offer a tailor-made research-focused taught module, which will equip
you with an array of theoretical and historical approaches to the study of
literature, art and culture. This will enable you to articulate, refine and
persistently test your own approach to your chosen topic within this broader
theoretical and methodological framework.
The core of
the MA by Research is a dissertation to maximum of 40,000 words, giving you the scope to
explore your area of interest in real depth, to develop sophisticated critical
and analytical research and writing skills. It often gives you the chance to
test or try out an area of study in preparation for doctoral study.
As well as
specialist one-to-one tuition for the duration of the MA by Research you’ll have
access to skills training and enjoy the additional support of a dedicated
Research Advisor. You’ll also have access to all of our facilities and
more, Royal Holloway is ideally situated for the libraries, talks and facilities
that London has to offer, including the British Library and Senate House plus other specialist facilities relating to each deartment.
applications from students in any areas of Classics, Drama, English, History, Media Arts, Music, Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures or Politics and International Relations.
For more information about the research interests of
staff in the relevant department, and details of how to get in touch, click on the links above.