The prose, poetry and drama of the later medieval period (roughly 1350-1550) in England and Scotland offer a remarkably rich subject for advanced literary study.
Current scholarly research also emphasises their importance in the formation of Scottish and English national and cultural identities in this crucial period of social and cultural change.
This MSc allows students to pursue individual projects in Scottish and/or English literature within a wider interdisciplinary understanding of the period as a whole. Whether your interests lie in major figures such as Chaucer, Langland, The Gawain Poet, Malory, Skelton, Henryson, Dunbar, Douglas or Lyndsay, in less well-known or anonymous writers, the romance tradition, lyric poetry or drama, or in the relationships between literature, society and politics, the MSc by Research in Medieval Literature in Scotland and England offers you the opportunity to undertake a substantial piece of supervised independent research, supported by a flexible choice of taught options in related areas.
We can supervise research in any area of the field, and have particular strengths in verse and prose romance, religious and secular drama, and lyric poetry.
Please note that your choice of options depends on availability and will be decided in consultation with your supervisor.
To discuss possible topics and areas for the MSc by Research in Medieval Literature in Scotland and England, please contact Professor Greg Walker.