This MScR degree programme enables students to develop more intensively their interests in critical theory and its intersection with the study of English literature.
Critical Theory is an exciting and dynamic field encompassing diverse intellectual approaches to literature, culture, society, and politics. It entails reflection on the premises, concepts and categories used in different disciplines. Edinburgh’s programme provides expert-led teaching on the wide range of theoretical approaches that constitute the contemporary critical vocabulary within the humanities.
Seminar-based teaching allows students to critically engage with theoretical approaches as diverse as poststructuralism, postcolonialism, and the Frankfurt School, and with the work of thinkers such as Heidegger, Derrida and Deleuze.
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 Critical Theory please contact Dr Alex Thomson: