University of Aberdeen

University of Aberdeen

Literature, Science and Medicine

This programme explores the ways in which science, technology and medicine have been represented and imagined in literature and how literary and scientific practices have interacted since the Enlightenment. In modern times, literature and the sciences are often assumed to be completely separate domains, but the links between them are intimate and varied. Science is an integral part of modern literary culture: literary works from poems to novels frequently revolve around existing scientific knowledge, for instance about the workings of the mind and body or the evolutionary history of life. They use and transform this knowledge to explore wider cultural and societal concerns, while science fiction and utopian writings make similar use of speculative versions of current science. Conversely, literary scholars and historians have shown literary form to be an integral part of scientific culture. Narrative is fundamental to the professional expression of scientific and medical knowledge, while works of 'popular science' present scientific ideas to wider audiences in forms designed to appeal to the imagination. The Masters in Literature, Science and Medicine explores these varied interactions from both literary and historical perspectives.

Assessment methods

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 January 2017 GBP 4,500 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MLitt Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,500 per Whole course (Scotland) 12 months
MLitt Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,500 per Whole course (Wales) 12 months
MLitt Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,500 per Whole course (Channel Islands) 12 months
MLitt Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,500 per Whole course (EU) 12 months
MLitt Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,500 per Whole course (England) 12 months
MLitt Full-time January 2017 GBP 13,800 per Whole course (International) 12 months
MLitt Part-time January 2017 GBP 4,500 per Whole course (Channel Islands) 24 months
MLitt Part-time January 2017 GBP 4,500 per Whole course (EU) 24 months
MLitt Part-time January 2017 GBP 4,500 per Whole course (England) 24 months
MLitt Part-time January 2017 GBP 4,500 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 24 months
MLitt Part-time January 2017 GBP 4,500 per Whole course (Scotland) 24 months
MLitt Part-time January 2017 GBP 4,500 per Whole course (Wales) 24 months
MLitt Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,000 per Whole course (England) 12 months
MLitt Full-time September 2017 GBP 14,300 per Whole course (International) 12 months
MLitt Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,000 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MLitt Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,000 per Whole course (Scotland) 12 months
MLitt Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,000 per Whole course (Wales) 12 months
MLitt Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,000 per Whole course (Channel Islands) 12 months
MLitt Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,000 per Whole course (EU) 12 months
MLitt Part-time September 2017 GBP 6,000 per Whole course (Channel Islands) 24 months
MLitt Part-time September 2017 GBP 6,000 per Whole course (EU) 24 months
MLitt Part-time September 2017 GBP 6,000 per Whole course (England) 24 months
MLitt Part-time September 2017 GBP 6,000 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 24 months
MLitt Part-time September 2017 GBP 6,000 per Whole course (Scotland) 24 months
MLitt Part-time September 2017 GBP 6,000 per Whole course (Wales) 24 months

Campus details

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

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