University of Aberdeen

University of Aberdeen

Irish and Scottish Literature

The programme explores the intimate and enduring relationship between Scotland and Ireland, its impact on cultural life and politics, and on the ways in which nation and national identity are experienced and imagined. Its primary aim is to provide a basis for undertaking research in the literature of Scotland and Ireland.

Entry requirements

Students are required to have a good 2.1 degree or above, or equivalent, in an appropriate discipline. They are also required to have a minimum of 6.5 in IELTS with at least a 6.0 in writing and reading.

Course modules

Core module: Crosscurrents in Scottish and Irish literature. Supplementary courses can be selected from a wide variety of specialist options on offer. They include training in theory and methods of research, plus a large variety of options covering both different periods and genres. Each candidate's curriculum is personalised, so that the courses undertaken provide everyone with a programme that fits their interests and their needs.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods vary by individual course, and include essays, reports, presentations, written exercises and written and oral examinations. The Master's also requires a 15,000 word dissertation


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MLitt Full-time - 12 months
MLitt Part-time - 24 months

Campus details

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

Key information

School of Language and Linguistics
Telephone number: 
01224 272730