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Critical Studies at the University of Glasgow

Study for a Masters in English Language and Linguistics, or English Literature at a world top 100 for arts and humanities.

Since 1451 the University of Glasgow have specialised in the arts and humanities, developing wide-ranging expertise and world-leading research. We are ranked in the world’s top 40 universities for English Literature & Language, and 1st in Scotland (3rd in the UK) for English Literature & Language research strength (REF 2014).

Whether you are looking for a change of direction, to develop your current knowledge and skills, or to pursue an academic career, our one-year Masters degrees have been developed to meet the needs of your future employers. Our flexible degree structures can allow you to tailor your programme to your individual interests.

English Language & Linguistics

Our students benefit from research-led teaching and excellent facilities, including a world-class library, and phonetics laboratory with a recording studio and acoustic analysis software.

Critical Studies at the University of Glasgow

Funding Opportunities

We offer a range of scholarships and awards to support Masters students to study with us. Find out what might be available to you by searching our scholarships database.

Why choose Glasgow

Glasgow has been named as the top creative and cultural city in the UK by the European Commission, and is a popular student destination. If you choose to study at the University of Glasgow you will have access to world class libraries and museums, as well as the extraordinary diversity of cultural, literary and artistic events that makes Glasgow such a vibrant place to study.

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The University is home to Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery and the Library’s Special Collections. Special Collections is one of the foremost resources in Scotland for academic research and teaching. We are home to over 200,000 manuscript items and around 200,000 printed works (1,000 of which are incunabula, printed before 1501). Our holdings of medieval and renaissance manuscripts, and emblem literature, are of international importance. The collections span over 2000 years of human activity, from the first to the twenty-first centuries.


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