Taught course

The Gothic Imagination

Institution
University of Stirling · Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Qualifications
MLitt

Entry requirements

A minimum of a second class Honours degree (2:1 preferred) or equivalent. Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate work experience are encouraged to apply.

Gothic studies academics come from a wide range of disciplines, and we are keen to encourage applicants from a variety of arts and humanities backgrounds, including literature, history, creative writing, media, film, editing or publishing; or those with experience in a related industry.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Contemporary culture highlights a reawakened interest in the Gothic – from the current vogue for horror film and the extraordinary success of writers such as Stephen King and Stephenie Meyer, to manifestations of an alternative Gothic impulse in fashion, music and lifestyle.

The University of Stirling’s MLitt The Gothic Imagination course gives you the unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the scholarly appreciation of the Gothic. Ours is one of the few Masters courses worldwide that is devoted exclusively to the academic study of the dynamic and ever-expanding field of Gothic studies.

We provide a rigorous and intensive historical survey of the Gothic’s literary origins and developments, and chart its dispersal across a broad range of media and national contexts.

The course will equip you with the necessary theoretical vocabulary to address, and critically reflect upon, the Gothic as a complex and multi-faceted cultural phenomenon. It also prepares you for further postgraduate research in the rich and vibrant field of Gothic Studies. Graduates will leave with many invaluable transferable skills, including critical thinking, theoretical conceptualisation, historical periodisation and independent research.

Qualification and course duration

MLitt

part time
27 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Dr Timothy Jones
Email
timothy.jones@stir.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 1786 467508