The School offers opportunities for research in the literature and languages of the British Isles and America from the earliest written sources to the present day, and in Film and Visual Culture.
- Type: Research
- Start: September
- Language: English
- Duration: 12 months
- Fee national: $5,559
- Fee international: $19,303
The programmes in English are distinguished for research on canonical authors and on contextualising approaches to literature. We also have a strong tradition of textual scholarship. We have long standing links with other programmes, particularly History, Philosophy, Cultural History and Modern Languages, and with research centres, such as:
- The Research Institute of Irish and Scottish Studies
- The Centre for Linguistic Research
- The Centre for Early Modern Studies
- The Walter Scott Research Centre
- The Centre for Modern Thought
- The Elphinstone Institute
These provide an infrastructure for interdisciplinary study. All research students in English, Linguistics or Film and Visual Culture take an induction course in their first semester. In addition, they take a series of dedicated courses that train them in the specific skills required for research in literature or linguistics and in the effective presentation of their work. There is also a dedicated linguistics project room and a fully equipped phonetics laboratory with computer facilities for research students in language and linguistics.
Graduate studies in the School of Language, Literature, Music and Visual Cultue emphasise independent research and effective oral and written communication. As such, as well as being prepared for a career in academia, they are a useful asset for careers in the media, the civil service, and the newer, information-driven sectors of service industries.
Applicants to the MPhil or PhD must provide a detailed research proposal and two academic references from their most recent academic institution. A high level of English language proficiency is expected.
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