The Masters in Literature, Culture and Place is unique in the UK. The course combines a broad range of periods and places with specialist expertise. It exploits rare local resources, such as the university library's collections of eighteenth-century travel writing, the National Gallery of Scotland's landscape collection, and Canadian collections at the National Library of Scotland.
Students choose four options and also take a class in research skills. You also write a dissertation of 15 - 20 000 words on a relevant subject of your choice under expert supervision.
Students with a first degree in literary or cultural studies (or a cognate subject) will find the masters relevant to careers in teaching, the media, the arts, heritage, tourism and other fields. Those considering a PhD will also find it a valuable stepping stone. Visiting students come for all or part of the course. You can take credits your home institution.
Students choose four of these options:
* The discovery of Scotland: the sublime and the picturesque
* Uncanny places: the Victorian occult
* Visions of suburbia: interdisciplinary representations, 1850-2000
* British places: literature 1880-1950
* Post-colonial Canadian literature
* Contemporary Scottish cultural studies
You also have the chance to choose one of your four classes from other masters degrees in the department or potentially from one of the masters degrees in other university departments.