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A Masters by Research (MScR) programme is ideal if you have a clear idea of the independent research you wish to undertake at masters level. This programme enables you to focus entirely on a research project of your own devising, for which you’ll receive training in research skills and methods and write a 30,000 word dissertation under expert supervision.
Our interdisciplinary environment brings together specialists in all periods and genres of literature and literary analysis. Given the breadth and depth of our expertise, we are able to support students wishing to develop research projects in any field of Anglophone literary studies.
We have particular strengths in each of the main periods of English and Scottish Literature – medieval, renaissance/early modern,
Entry requirements for individual programmes vary, so please check the details for the specific programme you wish to apply for on our website. You will also need to meet the University’s language requirements.
Tuition fees vary between degree programmes. Find the specific fees for your chosen programme on our website.
University of Edinburgh is one of the world's top universities, consistently ranked in the world top 50 and placed 20th in the QS World University Rankings 2020. We provide a stimulating working, learning and teaching environment with access to excellent facilities and attract the world's best, from Nobel Prize winning laureates to future explorers, pioneers and inventors.