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English Literary Studies MLitt

University of Aberdeen

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  • Qualification

    MLitt - Master of Letters

  • Location

    University of Aberdeen

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    JAN, SEP

  • Duration

    12 months

Course summary

Literature in English is written and read all around the world. The MLitt English Literary Studies is an advanced programme which explores the theory and criticism of a range of literary periods and national literatures. This flexible programme offers a choice of modules and training in research skills.

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 issues that will be directly relevant to each candidate's proposed field of research. You can take this degree as a stand-alone one-year or two-year part-time Masters degree, or as a first step towards an MPhil or PhD (subject to admission to a further degree programme either at Aberdeen or elsewhere). The programme is likely to appeal to you if you wish to create a solid foundation on which to build a PhD research proposal, or if you wish to teach literature, or to study literature at a postgraduate level to further an interest in culture and life-long learning.

The MLitt in English Literary Studies is taught by experts in English, Irish and Scottish literature. It can serve as preparation for more intensive and specialist research at doctoral level, but it is equally appropriate for graduates who simply want the challenge and enjoyment of a further year of literary study. We welcome mature students who wish to re-experience the stimulation of university after some years away. Students may take the degree part time over two years. Students who start in January should be aware that they will complete the dissertation in the middle of the programme, over the summer between their two semesters of coursework.

Tuition fees

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£ 19,000per year

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University information

University of Aberdeen

  • University League Table

    26th

  • Campus address

    University of Aberdeen, Directorate of External Relations, King's College, Aberdeen, Aberdeen, City Of, AB24 3FX, Scotland

One of the top 30 universities in the UK (Complete University Guide).
Student population includes over 130 nationalities, with strong international global networks.
An International Centre provides support to students from application to graduation.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    14th out of 106 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 206
    171 83%

    10th

    7
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    67 67%

    50th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.23 85%

    26th

    23

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