Taught course

English Literature: Romantic Worlds

Institution
University of Glasgow · School of Critical Studies
Qualifications
MLitt

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for postgraduate taught programmes are a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification (for example, GPA 3.0 or above) in a relevant subject unless otherwise specified.

We also require:

  • A sample of written work, about 3,000 words in length. This can be a previous piece of work from an undergraduate degree. The work should be written in English and the content does not have to cover a topic related to this specific programme
  • A short statement of around 500 words outlining your interest in this programme
  • Two academic references

Months of entry

September

Course content

The Romantic Worlds Masters focuses on the art and culture of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries: a period of radical change and rancorous turmoil during which writers and artists forged works and ideals that continue to exert profound influences over the ways in which we think about our environments, selves and societies. While the pathway provides ample opportunities to engage with the works of canonical Romantic poets and with the great novels written during the period, its approach is interdisciplinary. As well as providing groundings in advanced literary studies and in the traditional cornerstones of British Romanticism, the programme’s courses range across fields including art history, ecocriticism, sociology and urban studies, studying caricature, travel writing, drama, topography, periodicals, portraiture and music alongside novels and poetry. The pathway includes numerous opportunities to work with collections in and around Glasgow.

  • Based in a longstanding centre of research excellence for Romantic Studies, the Romantic Worlds MLitt provides the chance to work closely with leading experts in the field, specialising in a wide range of different aspects, forms and techniques.
  • You'll have bespoke opportunities to work with Romantic-period books, original manuscripts, visual art and collection objects held by the University Library and Archives and the Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery.

  • The flexible programme allows you to study the Romantic period in combination with other literary periods or with complementary courses in other subject areas. Students might take courses in Victorian Studies to provide a thorough training in the long nineteenth century; study Romantic-period legacies by taking courses on the American Counterculture or Fantasy literature; or take options in Art History or Music to expand upon elements in the core provision, tailoring their course of study to fit their particular interests and requirements.
  • Glasgow has a thriving research culture, allowing you to expand your interests by providing access to a plethora of seminars, workshops and events in addition to the core provision of the programme.

Find out more about core and optional courses

Information for international students

Please see the English language Requirements.

This one-year masters programme is eligible for a new, streamlined visa application process: find out more

www.gla.ac.uk/international/visapilot/

www.gla.ac.uk/international/support/

Fees and funding

UK students
Full-time fee: £8000 Part-time fee: £889 per 20 credits
International students
Full-time fee: £17620

For funding opportunities search the scholarships database

www.gla.ac.uk/postgraduate/feesandfunding/feetable/2018-19/

Qualification and course duration

MLitt

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions
Email
matthew.sangster@glasgow.ac.uk