University of Stirling

University of Stirling

The Gothic Imagination

This course offers an intensive historical, critical and theoretical investigation of this curious cultural phenomenon, from the rise of Gothic in the aesthetic and political discourses of the eighteenth century through to a range of contemporary Gothic manifestations in both literature and film.

Entry requirements

A minimum of a 2nd Class Honours degree (2.1 preferred) or equivalent in a relevant subject. Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate/relevant work/life experience are encouraged to apply. 6.0 (5.5 in all bands).

Course modules

Modules will include: Early British gothic; victorian gothic; the female gothic; nineteenth-century American gothic; twentieth-century British and American gothic; twenty-first-century gothic; Scottish gothic; transmutations of the vampire; transnational cinema; dissertation.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on a 4,000-word essay for each core module, and a variety of skills-based assessments (such as presentations; portfolios; blog-entries) for optional modules. All students complete a 15,000-word dissertation on a topic of their choice once optional and core modules have been completed.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MLitt Full-time £ 4,500 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MLitt Full-time £ 11,900 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MLitt Part-time £ 4,000 per Academic year (home fees) 27 months
MLitt Part-time £ 11,400 per Academic year (overseas fees) 27 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Stirling Campus Stirling FK9 4LA Scotland

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