Entry requirements

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Months of entry

January, September

Course content


The MLitt in English Literary Studies provides the basis for research in:

  • English literature including the literature of Scotland and Ireland.
  • Research 'training' involves acquisition of practical skills and knowledge
  • Specialised knowledge and understanding of literaryperiods
  • Literary issues which will be directly relevant to each candidate's proposed field of research.

Industry Links and Careers

There are many areas which involve writers and it really depends upon your interests. You could become a Journalist, Publicity Officer, Research Associate, Researcher, Teacher, Writer and more. The department has links to current writers and festivals plus research within the classics.

Why Study at Aberdeen?

  • You are taught by experts in literature amongst published writers of contemporary literature, housed in facilities which include works by Sir Walter Scott, Renaissance, Englightenment, Romantic, Victorian literature, Walter Kennedy, William Dunbar, Allan Ramsay and others.
  • You study in a beautiful campus dating from the Middle Ages when in 1495 Bishop Elphinstone founded Kings College which later became University of Aberdeen


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Quick Facts

  • Start Date – September, January
  • Delivery – Campus
  • Study Options – Full Time, Part Time
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Fees and funding

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


part time
21 months
full time
9 months

Course contact details

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