M.Litt. English Literary Studies

University of Aberdeen

Tuition fee:
  • € 3,696 / Year (EEA)
  • € 10,056 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: September  2014
Duration full-time: 12 months
  • English
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Part-time, Full-time

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The MLitt in English Literary Studies is primarily intended to provide a basis for undertaking research in English literature including the literature of Scotland and Ireland. Research 'training' involves the acquisition of practical skills and knowledge, and of specialised knowledge and understanding of literary periods and literary issues which will be directly relevant to each candidate's proposed field of research.
Students can take this degree as a stand-alone one-year or two-year part-time Masters degree (but immigration regulations prevent an overseas student from outside the European Union from studying part-time), or as a first step towards an MPhil or PhD (subject to admission to a further degree programme either at Aberdeen or elsewhere). Hence, it is likely to appeal to those who wish to create a solid foundation on which to build a PhD research proposal, those who wish to teach literature, and those who wish to study literature at a postgraduate level to further their interest in culture and life-long learning.

For further information, please contact:

Dr Alison Lumsden
School of Language & Literature

Tel: +44 (0)1224 273925

Email: a.lumsden@abdn.ac.uk



Each candidate's curriculum is personalised, so that the courses undertaken provide everyone with a programme that fits their interests and their needs. The courses centre on the four areas of the Department's research: Renaissance literature; Enlightenment, Romantic, and Victorian literature; Modern and Contemporary literature; Scottish and Irish literature. A wide range of courses is on offer from members of the Department. They include: training in theory and methods of research, plus a large variety of options covering both different periods and genres. However, please note that not all courses are available every year. A particular feature is the compulsory 'Dissertation Preparation' course, which is in part a one-to-one course in which the student explores his or her own research area with an expert in the field. The MLitt is designed to take advantage of the broad range of expertise and specialisms of the literature staff.

Assessment methods vary by individual course, and include essays, reports, presentations, written exercises and written and oral examinations. The MLitt also requires a 15,000 word dissertation, while the diploma consists of coursework alone.


Normally a good second-class Honours degree in English or its equivalent, or at a level deemed equivalent. Students whose first language is not English need to have a minimum of IELTS at 6.5 (with a writing score of at least 6), or TOEFL at 580/237.

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