University of Aberdeen

University of Aberdeen

The Novel

This course provides students with the opportunity to study novels from a wide variety of languages and cultures (either in translation or in the original language), tracing the genre's historical development and the ways in which different national traditions have contributed to its evolution. Major areas which it will cover include the transition from Nineteenth Century realism to Twentieth Century modernism in English, French and German literatures, the novel in postcolonial literatures, and the novel in contemporary Irish, Scottish, French, and Spanish literatures, including Francophone African literature and Latin American literature; a wide range of individual novelists can be studied in detail, including Walter Scott, the Brontës, Gustave Flaubert, Marcel Proust, Henry James, Virginia Woolf and Thomas Mann. The M.Litt in the Novel is supported by the research activities of the Centre for the Novel.

Entry requirements

Good Upper 2nd Class Honours degree in English or a related discipline. Even if you have been educated in the medium of English you must meet our English Language requirements (certain countries may be exempted from this requirement). This programme requires that you meet the 'Postgraduate Standard' level of English proficiency. If you are in doubt about your proficiency in English, contact the British Council office or its equivalent in your country. If your first language is not English, it is important that your proficiency in English is good in order for you to study successfully at the University of Aberdeen. Without this ability you will find great difficulty in understanding lectures, producing written work and sitting examinations.

Course modules

Stage 1 core course: Novel ideas (reading prose fiction). Plus 30 credit points from a selection of optional novel-related courses offered across the School of Language and Literature. Stage 2: 60 credit points from a selection of optional novel-related courses offered across the School of Language and Literature. Candidates may substitute any of the above optional courses with a course or courses approved as appropriate by the Programme Co-ordinator or Head of School. Stage 3: dissertation in The novel (60 credit points).

Assessment methods

By a combination of coursework in formats appropriate for each course. The degree of MLitt shall not be awarded to a candidate who fails to achieve a CGS mark of D3 or above in the dissertation irrespective of their performance in other courses.

Sponsorship information

There are various sources of funding to support you during your period of study. We have a number of scholarships and bursaries available to our students, and external sources of funding available.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MLitt Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MLitt Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,800 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MLitt Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MLitt Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MLitt Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MLitt Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (EU) 12 months
MLitt Part-time September 2016 - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
King's Campus Aberdeen AB24 3FX Scotland

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