Postgraduate research opportunities
There are 3 types of Postgraduate Research Degrees offered in each of the areas the School of Modern Languages and Cultures (Comparative Literature, French, German, Hispanic Studies, Italian, Slavonic Studies) in addition to the ‘Taught’ Degrees of Diploma and MLitt.
The Research Degrees include:
- MPhil - 1 year full time, 2 years part time. Assessment by a Dissertation of 30,000-40,000 words
- MLitt (R) - 2 years full time, 3 years part time. Assessment by a Dissertation of 40,000-70,000 words
- PhD - 3 years full time, 5 years part time. Assessment by a Dissertation of 70,000-100,000 words
The spread of active research interests of the academic members of the School means that supervision is offered for a wide range of Masters and Doctoral topics for research degrees. Please see the Research web pages for each subject area within SMLC, and also follow links from the Staff pages to find out about the research specialisms of individual staff members.
The subject specialities are backed by a research environment within the School which offers the chance to join a wider community of scholars through a seminar programme in which postgraduates are expected to participate. Active links exist with the Graduate School of the College of Arts through which postgraduates regularly organise conferences and write, edit, and publish an electronic journal, E-sharp. Glasgow University Library is a major research library with extensive holdings in the humanities while the Hetherington Language Centre offers facilities for film and satellite television viewing for students working in those fields.