Taught course

Literature, Culture and Place

University of Strathclyde · School of Humanities

Entry requirements

First- or upper second-class Honours degree, or equivalent in English Literature or a related subject. Overseas students with equivalent qualifications are encouraged to apply. English language requirements You're required to have a suitable minimum level of competency in the English language if your first language is not English or if you have not been educated wholly or mainly in the medium of English. For postgraduate studies, the University of Strathclyde requires a minimum overall score of IELTS 6.5 (no individual test score below 5.5) or equivalent. Tests are valid for two years. Pre-sessional courses in English are available. If you’re a national of an English speaking country recognised by UK Visa and Immigrations (please check most up-to-date list on the Home Office website) or you have successfully completed an academic qualification (at least equivalent to a UK bachelor's degree) in any of these countries, then you do not need to present any additional evidence. If you are from a country not recognised as an English speaking country by the United Kingdom Vis and Immigration (UKVI), please check our English requirements before making your application.

Students take four classes from the following list of classes: The Discovery of Scotland: The Sublime and the Picturesque; Uncanny Places: The Victorian Occult; Visions of Suburbia: Interdisciplinary Representations, 1850-2000; British Places: Literature 1880-1950; Post-Colonial Canadian Literature; Contemporary Scottish Cultural Studies. Alternatively, students may choose to take one class from other MLitt degrees on offer in the Department, such as the new MLitt in Literary Journalism, or, potentially, from any other taught masters degree on offer in the University. Students also take a class in Research Skills in Literature, Culture and Communication and write a dissertation of 15,000-20,000 words on a subject of their own choice related to the themes of the course (the dissertation will normally consist of a piece of scholarly research, though it may also be possible to do a creative writing or journalism project).

Months of entry


Course content

This course allows graduates with first degrees in literature, cultural studies, or related areas to take their studies to a more specialised level or in an entirely new direction.

The course is unique in the UK. It combines a broad range of periods and places. Specialist expertise is provided by teaching staff, who are members of the Literature, Culture & Place research group. You’ll use rare local resources, such as:

You’ll study

You'll complete a number of compulsory and elective classes as well as a dissertation.


MLitt students will write a dissertation of 15,000 words on a relevant subject of their choice. You’ll be guided by an expert supervisor.

Information for international students

http://www.strath.ac.uk/admissions/postgraduatetaught/ http://www.strath.ac.uk/sees/infoint/

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

The Department is normally able to offer three fees only MLitt scholarships per year on a competitive basis. Please contact the Department for details.

other sources of funding




Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


full time
9 months
part time
21 months


full time
4 months
part time
9 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment55
Dissertation45 (15000 words)

Course contact details

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