University of St Andrews

University of St Andrews

Women, Writing and Gender

The MLitt in Women, Writing and Gender offers a unique opportunity to explore the rich and varied output of women writers across history and to consider critical issues surrounding gender and writing from 1500 to the present day. During the course, students study 2 contrasting areas of concern for 20th-century women writers: Constructions of and writing by The New Woman between 1800 and the First World War, and the impact of conflict on gender and creativity during the First and Second World Wars. The accompanying core module considers broader historical and contemporary debates in feminism and gender studies; students are also be able to pursue individual interests via the 20 credits left free for options: Either a special topic in English Studies, a core module from a different English MLitt, or a module outwith English altogether.

Entry requirements

A good UK Honours degree or equivalent. All applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 8 or above or equivalent.

Course modules

Core Modules: Theories and contexts; women's writing 1 (renaissance to romanticism); women's writing 2 (Victorian to contemporary). Optional modules: Either a special topic in English studies, a core module from a different English MLitt, or a module outwith English altogether.

Assessment methods

MLitt: 9 months of coursework and a supervised 15,000-word dissertation. MPhil: 9 months of coursework and a supervised 40,000-word thesis.

Sponsorship information

Carnegie-Cameron bursaries; entrant accommodation bursary; recent graduate discount; Thomas and Margaret Roddan Trust bursary; The Urquhart scholarship. Applicants should also read the Fees and Funding webpages: https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/study/pg/fees-and-funding/

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MLitt Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,800 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MLitt Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,800 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MLitt Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,800 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MLitt Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,800 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MLitt Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,800 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MLitt Full-time September 2017 GBP 16,250 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MLitt Part-time September 2017 GBP 3,400 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MLitt Part-time September 2017 GBP 3,400 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MLitt Part-time September 2017 GBP 3,400 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MLitt Part-time September 2017 GBP 3,400 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MLitt Part-time September 2017 GBP 3,400 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MPhil Part-time September 2017 GBP 2,061 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 4 years
MPhil Part-time September 2017 GBP 2,061 per Year 1 (Scotland) 4 years
MPhil Part-time September 2017 GBP 2,061 per Year 1 (Wales) 4 years
MPhil Part-time September 2017 GBP 2,061 per Year 1 (EU) 4 years
MPhil Part-time September 2017 GBP 2,061 per Year 1 (England) 4 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of St Andrews St Andrews KY16 9AX Scotland

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Key information

Contact: 
Postgraduate Secretary for English
Telephone number: 
01334 462668