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English Literary Sudies (MLitt)

Course Description

Your programme of study

If you love reading and writers and the periods they wrote their works in, this programme gives you a deep understanding of literature in the UK across time. with the opportunity to create prose yourself. Not only do you gain an understanding of why writers decided to write about specific periods of time but their motivations and influences in society of that time. You study people like Sir Walter Scott, contemporary writers like A.L. Kennedy and others, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the image of 'Scotland' or 'England.' and others. From here you may decide to study for PhD or work in writing, journalism, publications, as an agent, author or critic. There are many references to known authors at University of Aberdeen within special collections, museums and its library. The 'Age of Enlightenment' was discovered at the university, a major period of transformation, collaboration and cultural growth.

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.

First Semester
Approaching Literature
Novel Ideas: Reading Prose Fiction
Crosscurrents in Irish and Scottish Literature
Critical Approaches to Literature, Science and Medicine
Special Study in Language and Literature

Second Semester
Contemporary Irish and Scottish Women's Fiction
Irish and Scottish Science Fiction
Special Study in Language and Literature
Locations and Dislocations: the Role of Place in Literature
Creative Writing: Narrative, Medicine, Psychology
The Making of Middle Scots
Scott in Context: Walter Scott and His World

English Literary Studies: Dissertation

Qualification: MLitt

Visit the English Literary Sudies (MLitt) page on the Aberdeen University website for more details!

Student Profiles

International Masters Scholarship - 20+ Awards

University of Aberdeen has a high academic standard and quality within all of its programmes. It wishes to promote talent and encourage students from:
African Countriesto study a postgraduate qualification at University of Aberdeen

Value of Scholarship(s)



Scholarships are available in January and September
You must have an unconditional offer for a masters taught programme
You must be a full time international student
You must be based at the Aberdeen City campus for your studies

Application Procedure

Once you have received your firm offer from the Vice Principle you will receive a scholarship offer.
Instructions will be sent to you about how to accept your scholarship.

Further Information


Entry Requirements

A good second-class Honours degree in English or its equivalent, or at a level deemed equivalent. IELTS of 6.5 with 6.0 in the writing and reading (or equivalent TOEFL iBT or PTE).

Last Updated

31 July 2017

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