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English Literature MPhil (Research)

University of Glasgow

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  • Qualification

    MPhil - Master of Philosophy

  • Location

    University of Glasgow

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Overview

By choosing to embark on postgraduate research study in English Literature at Glasgow, you will be joining a thriving, dynamic, and internationally-renowned research community. Glasgow was ranked third in the UK, and first in Scotland, for research strength in English Language and Literature in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014)

Our staff interests and expertise cover the entire chronological range of study in English Literature, from the Medieval period to the present day, as well as critical theory and creative writing.

Our research

Our research is interdisciplinary and crosses periods and themes, in fields such as:

  • spatial humanities
  • colonial and postcolonial studies
  • American studies
  • Irish studies
  • medical humanities
  • translation, textual scholarship and editing
  • digital humanities
  • avant-garde poetries and poetics

Our students

Beyond their individual projects, our students are fully engaged in the rich intellectual life of our subject area and the School of Critical Studies, organizing reading groups and conferences, participating in colloquia, and, from the second year of study, contributing to undergraduate teaching. A competitive research and travel grant scheme available through the College of Arts will allow you to access archives outside Glasgow and take your work to the world, presenting papers at national and international conferences. We also offer a rich and needs-based research training programme and support you in your own research, networking and training initiatives.

Thesis length: 30,000-40,000 words (including references and bibliography).

A Master of Philosophy (Research) requires you to undertake a postgraduate course of special study and research that represents a distinct contribution to knowledge.

Tuition fees

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£ 18,370per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

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University of Glasgow

  • University League Table

    19th

  • Campus address

    University of Glasgow, The Fraser Building, 65 Hillhead Street, Glasgow, Glasgow, City Of, G12 8QQ, Scotland

A wide range of international scholarships are available including International Excellence scholarships and postgraduate awards.
Meet students from across the university with over 250 clubs and societies available – ranging from international student societies to the Harry Potter society.
Pre-sessional English language provision available prior to starting university, and English language support options throughout the duration of study.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    8th out of 106 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 206
    181 88%

    7th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    73 73%

    26th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.00 80%

    79th

    8

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