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English Literature: Fantasy MLitt

English Literature: Fantasy MLitt

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Full time | University of Glasgow | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MLitt - Master of Letters

Subject areas

English Literature

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

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.

Modules

The course will introduce students to the critical study of fantasy literature in English from 1950 to the present. The course will also consider the spread of fantasy through comics, films and the new media, and introduce students to the wide range of critical and theoretical approaches to fantasy and the fantastic that has emerged since the 1950s.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

9,500

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

20,400

Entry requirements

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.

University information

The University of Glasgow is one of four ancient universities in Scotland, founded back in 1451. Alumni include seven Nobel Prize winners, Scotland’s First Minister and a Prime Minister, while Albert Einstein gave a lecture on the theory of relativity there back in 1933. The university has over 7,000 postgraduate students from 140 countries around the world, taking up taught and research degrees. Study options vary from Financial Economics...more