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  • Qualification

    MRes - Master of Research

  • Location

    University of Glasgow

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary


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: 20,000-30,000 words (including references, bibliography and appendices).

Our Master of Research includes both taught and research elements. You will be required to undertake 60 to 80 credits worth of taught courses as well as independent study which represents some contribution to knowledge.

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 19,350per 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

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  • 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 100

  • Entry standards

    / Max 206
    182 89%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    68.0 68%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.08 82%



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