Postgraduate Taught Study
The College of Arts offers more than 70 postgraduate taught programmes, developed and delivered by experts in their field. Our taught degrees usually last for one year (full-time). Our programmes provide an opportunity to extend your existing knowledge of a subject, to engage with a new subject area, or to work across subject areas in an interdisciplinary programme.
The majority of taught degrees in the College of Arts are titled Master of Letters (MLitt) – this is to distinguish them from the Scottish undergraduate degree, the Master of Arts (MA). Some of our postgraduate degrees are titled MSc. Irrespective of their designation, all are delivered through a range of structured classroom and seminar activities, led by academic members of staff, many world-leaders in their field. These activities run alongside more independent but supervised (typically one-to-one) learning experiences. All postgraduate students in the College of Arts are also allocated an Adviser of Studies whose remit is pastoral.
Our Masters programmes introduce you to a range of professional skills, equipping you for the challenges of the job market as well as for PhD study. Our Careers Service offers tailored and individual support for our postgraduate students, while our close connection to and partnerships with many organisations in the city – including Glasgow Life – provide a range of internship and work placement opportunities.
In addition to our taught degrees, we offer a Masters of Research (MRes) in some subject areas. This combines taught courses with a larger independent research component.
For further information on the individual programmes offered, please see our Degree A-Z.