English Literature

Taught masters

Strengthen your existing skills, develop new ones, and sharpen your focus on the aspects of literature that interest you most.

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MSc in Book History and Material Culture

Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP), and based in the Centre for the History of the Book, our taught Masters programme brings together theory and practice in this dynamic and rapidly growing area. Focusing on the production, circulation and reception of books and print, including rare books, manuscripts and special collections, you'll study two core courses and two option courses, receive training in research methods, and complete a 60-credit dissertation.

Full-time, one year (all students) ꟾ part-time, two years (UK/EU students)

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MSc in Creative Writing

Tailored towards your practice in either fiction or poetry, this taught Masters programme will help you develop your creative and critical skills in a supportive community of intelligent readers and acute listeners. As well as practical workshops, you’ll take creative practice seminars and option courses in literature, helping you move from theoretical considerations to practical applications. The programme culminates with the publication of ‘From Arthur’s Seat’, an anthology of student work.

Full-time, one year (all students)

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MSc in Literature and Modernity: 1900 to the present

This taught Masters programme considers the ways literature since 1900 has sought to change and ‘modernise’ itself in the context of wider developments of modernity: historical, intellectual, culture, political and philosophical. It comprises core courses on modernist aesthetics and late modernism and beyond, two option courses drawn from a broad and fascinating field, and training in research methods. You will also complete a 60-credit dissertation.

Full-time, one year (all students) ꟾ part-time, two years (UK/EU students)

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MSc in Literature and Society: Enlightenment, Romantic & Victorian

This taught Masters programme explores the relationship between literary writing and political and social discourse in Britain and Ireland between the ‘Glorious Revolution’ of 1688 and the end of the 19th century. It comprises core courses in Enlightenment and Romanticism (1688-1815) and Romanticism and Victorian Society (1815-1900), two option courses chosen from a wide range, and training in research methods. You will also complete a 60-credit dissertation.

Full-time, one year (all students) ꟾ part-time, two years (UK/EU students)

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Entrance requirements, fees, funding and more...

You can find out about entrance requirements, start dates, fees and scholarship opportunities for all these taught masters programmes on the University of Edinburgh’s Degree Finder. Degree Finder links straight through to EUCLID, the online system for applying to postgraduate programmes at the University. 

Applications to start a taught masters programme in September 2021 are now open.

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