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Sheffield Hallam University: English by Research

Institution Sheffield Hallam University
Department Sheffield Hallam University
Web http://www.shu.ac.uk
Telephone (+44) 0114 225 5533
Study type Research

Summary

Course summary - Prepare to study for a PhD or gain research skills and knowledge of a specific area of English.

  • Become skilled in managing a project, planning and meeting of deadlines.

  • Demonstrate independence, communication skills and resilience.

Research an aspect of English literature (Renaissance to the present), language, critical theory or a combination of these. You work towards a 30,000 word dissertation on a topic agreed between you and your supervisors. The course is ideal for those who want to pursue a specific topic or research area in detail.

How you learn You're supported by a dedicated supervisory team who have knowledge and experience in your area of study. Supervisory sessions will be on a one-to-one basis with individually-arranged meetings. In dialogue with supervisors, you establish the exact nature of their project and gain advice on how best to conduct the research. Later on, they will provide detailed feedback on drafts of your thesis as well as help structure and prepare to defend the work in the viva examination.

You learn through

  • workshops

  • research seminars

  • postgraduate reading group

  • supervision meetings

  • online training

  • engaging with scholars

  • networking

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