Baudrillardist Posted October 25, 2010 Share Posted October 25, 2010 I'm switching into english from another discipline, and looking to do a masters before going on to a phd (I had about 3 english courses in undergrad, and recently took 2 english graduate courses to familiarize myself with the current academic enviroment and acquire a few basic tools) . I'm mostly interested in hearing from people who have actually completed the Mphil from Cambridge and whether or not you felt that it helped your research and ultimately your chances of continuing on to doctoral work. I'm interested in British Romanticism, have read a formidable amount of secondary literature for my writing topic, and yet I still feel like I am stumbling through my SOP; working backwards from my writing sample I can give a few bland sentences on "my interests" and how they intersect with current issues, but I can't say how my project might look going forward, and, most troubling, I feel unable to fully express my research interests other than trite generalities. What I think I am most looking for in a masters experience is more exposure to British Romantic authors like coleridge, keats, shelley, wordsworth, and hume, with the hopes of being able to ultimately more cogently articulate my research interests. Since the mphil is only one year, I'm not sure how much I will be able to benefit from it since I am still not fully coherent on what direction my research will take, or if, given ~9 months to myself, will come up with some wild and absurd thesis. I did a cursory look at Oxford, but they didnt really seem to have any professors working with what I was interested in, and no one using a methodology that I was interested in. I looked at MAPH also, but that's only a year, so again, not sure how much I will benefit from it given my current situation. oh yea, other stats are 3.3 gpa from an invisible smlac, 730 verbal and a cringing math score (still clear the 1200 mark however.) Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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