A good first degree in a relevant discipline, normally English Literature. Applicants must submit a sample of their written work (3-4,000 words) in addition to a brief research proposal.
Months of entry
We are the oldest department of English Literature in the world, and at the last Research Assessment Exercise were awarded the highest research rating possible, of 5*A.
We have one of the largest graduate programmes in this area in the country and a rich research culture covering all aspects of literatures in English.
We offer supervision in all areas of English Literature, historical and/or theoretical. The research of staff has made valuable contributions to the areas of literature and philosophy, modernism/postmodernism, Medieval and Early Modern literature, history of the book, romanticism, transatlantic studies and performance studies.
English Literature houses the Centre for the History of the Book and is one of the UK's leading forces in this area.
It works closely with the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities and with the National Library of Scotland.
The latter's recently acquired Murray Archive is crucial for studies in Romanticism, Book History, Bibliography and Archive Studies.
Information for international students
Fees and funding
Qualification and course duration
MSc by research
Course contact details
- Graduate School Administrator
- +44 (0) 131 650 4114