The University of Aberdeen offers a wide range of taught Master’s courses on some of the greatest writers in English, including Jane Austen, Walter Scott, Shakespeare, and James Joyce. Its team of internationally known experts includes Professor Janet Todd, general editor of the Cambridge Edition of the Works of Jane Austen, and Professor David Hewitt, general editor of The Edinburgh Edition of the Waverley Novels. The department naturally possesses particular strengths in Scottish and Irish literature, but also has distinguished expertise in many periods from the Renaissance and Restoration to the present day, one of its many strengths being in women’s writing. The degree may be taken full-time over one year or part‑time* over two. For some students, the MLitt will be a prelude to doctoral research and perhaps an academic career, but it is equally appropriate for those who simply desire another year of literary study—perhaps to refresh themselves some years after completing their undergraduate studies. The normal admission requirement is an upper second or first class degree in English.
During your work on the MLitt, you will take four short training courses and four taught optional courses (of 12 weeks each). In addition, you write an individually supervised dissertation, in which you can construct your own pattern of enquiry and research.
As well as the general MLitt in English Literary Studies, there are more specifically focussed MLitts, such as those in the Novel and in Early Modern Studies, which provide more specifically focussed pathways through our courses, and at times enable you to study English courses in conjunction with those offered by other departments.
The programmes are:
- MLitt in English Literary Studies
- MLitt in the Novel
- MLitt in Early Modern Studies
- MLitt in Irish-Scottish Studies
- MLitt in English Sociolinguistics
- MLitt in English Linguistics for Advanced Teachers of English
- MLitt Comparative Literature and Thought
- MLitt in Visual Culture
- MLitt in Creative Writing
Information concerning individual courses for the above programmes is available at www.abdn.ac.uk/english/postgraduate/mlitt/courseguides
You can also download a copy of the course guides from WebCT
You can download an application form from: www.abdn.ac.uk/sras/postgraduate/apply.shtml
For international students, all postgraduate taught programmes, beginning in September, have a deadline of the 1 st of July. Any application received after this date, will not be considered for September entry, but instead will be considered for the next available intake, either January or September the following year. For more information on the intakes for each programme please visit www.abdn.ac.uk/prospectus/pgrad/ Please note this deadline is to ensure students have sufficient time to complete the application process and apply for their visa, and arrive in Aberdeen in time of the start of their programme.
There is no programme deadline for those students classed as UK/EU for tuition fee purposes.
For further information and an application form, contact the relevant MLitt programme coordinator (listed within the links above) or email: firstname.lastname@example.org