Professional Doctorate in MLitt, MPhil English

    Course Description

    If you would like a more flexible research postgraduate degree, the MPhil or MLitt will allow you to choose your research interests and either study towards an PhD or apply your learning within a variety of industries. The postgraduate research programme allows you to contextualise approaches to literature. Research centres include:

    • Research Institute of Irish and Scottish Studies
    • Centre for Linguistic Research
    • Walter Scott Research Centre
    • Elphinstone Institute
    • Centre for Early Modern Studies

    You are supervised by internationally recognised research and academic staff from the School of Language, Literature, Music and Visual Culture. The English Department was founded in 1894. There are around 20 staff and every period of literature is taught from medieval to contemporary literature. There are specialists in English, Scottish, Irish and American literature and many students take joint degrees with Film and Visual Culture. The Department has worked on major projects such as Cambridge Edition works of Jane Austin and Edinburgh Edition of the Waverley Novels of Sir Walter Scott.

    Literature includes the work of Shakespeare, Spenser, Milton, James, Eliot and the Bronte’s. The School is home to the Walter Scott Research Centre, The WORD Centre for Creative Writing and a Centre for the Novel. There is also an interdisciplinary centre for Early Modern Studies.

    Why study at Aberdeen? 

    • You study at an ancient Scottish University dating back to 1495 with a wide range of international students and international academics with impressive research and consultancy portfolios. The beautiful surroundings give depth to your studies
    • You can enjoy events and seminars across The School of Language, Literature, Music and Visual Culture and the wider university
    • The School provides deeper connections and networks to interdisciplinary research within its research centres.

    Where you study

    • University of Aberdeen
    • Full time or part time
    • Start month is flexible

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