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What will I learn?

Are you a fan of fantasy fiction? Or are you simply curious as to why the fantastic can be found all around us in the 21st century, from videogames and films to poetry, songs, television, novel series, and so-called 'mainstream' fiction? This programme allows you to engage with one of the most vibrant literary genres of the last two centuries - and a major cultural phenomenon of our time.

WHY THIS PROGRAMME

  • You will be supported by a friendly, internationally acclaimed team of scholars working in all areas of the arts, from literature and comics to film, TV, education, history of art and modern languages.
  • Fantasy-related events are organised each year, from conferences to field trips, from talks and conversations involving writers, editors and visiting scholars to reading parties, film showings and exhibitions.
  • You will have access to world class libraries, museums, galleries, theatres and teaching/research facilities.
  • You will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the vibrant cultural scene of Glasgow itself, which attracts major fantasy-related conventions and is famous throughout the world for its musical, artistic, technological and literary energy.

CAREER PROSPECTS

The critical and analytical skills you develop and the ability to conduct rigorous independent study make this programme an ideal step towards an academic career. Graduates from English Literature have also gone on to careers in:

  • writing
  • editing
  • publishing
  • teaching
  • media.

Which department am I in?

School of Critical Studies

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£19,350.00 (US$ 26,623) per year
Fee information is subject to change and is for guidance only. Additional fees applicable.

This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected July 2022

Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

University of Glasgow

The Fraser Building,

65 Hillhead Street,

Glasgow,

Glasgow, City Of,

G12 8QQ, Scotland

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must hold Bachelor’s degree (GPA: 3.0+) from an accredited university or college in a relevant subject. Normally a 2.1 or 2.2 Honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject will be accepted. Please refer the university website for details of the English Language requirements for entry to individual postgraduate degree programmes.

For international students

Entry requirements for postgraduate taught programmes are a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification (for example, GPA 3.0 or above) in a relevant subject unless otherwise specified. We also require: a sample of written work, about 3,000 words in length. This can be a previous piece of work from an undergraduate degree. The work should be written in English and the content does not have to cover a topic related to this specific programme; a short statement of around 500 words outlining your interest in the programme; at least one academic reference. For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level. International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training): 7.0 with no sub-test under 7.0. ibTOEFL: 100 with minimum R 24, L 24, S 23, W 27.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Kaplan International College (KIC) London
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About University of Glasgow

Glasgow is a place where people have been making world changing discoveries for over 500 years and students become innovative global pioneers.

  • Based in Glasgow, a UNESCO city of music
  • Ranked in the top 100 universities in the world
  • Fourth-oldest higher education provider in the UK
  • Over 600 different courses on offer