University of Aberdeen

University of Aberdeen

Literature, Science and Medicine

The programme is interdisciplinary, and it offers a considerable level of choice in what periods, topics and literary traditions to focus on. Its teaching staff have expertise in English literary studies, French and Francophone studies, Hispanic studies, Scandinavian studies, Irish and Scottish studies and history and philosophy of science, technology and medicine. The programme is particularly well suited to applicants with backgrounds in literary, linguistic, historical, philosophical or social studies, but applications are considered from students with other backgrounds as well. No special scientific or linguistic knowledge is required.

Entry requirements

The standard entrance requirement is a good 1st degree in an appropriate discipline at a 2.1 level or at a level deemed equivalent by the programme co-ordinator.

Course modules

Core module: Critical approaches to science, literature and medicine. Students will then take a choice of optional modules, these will include a range of modules specific to the programme, exploring diverse aspects of the subject.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgDip Full-time - 9 months
MLitt Full-time - 12 months
PgDip Part-time - 21 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 Literature
Telephone number: 
01224 272467