Postgraduate research

Postgraduate research

The University of Glasgow hosts the only academic unit in the world exclusively dedicated to the teaching and research of Scottish Literature.

We offer the following research study options: PhD, MLitt, MPhil and MRes.

The MPhil in Scottish Literature allows you to undertake an independent piece of research in one year, providing you with grounding for further doctoral study.

Topics in which we would welcome postgraduate research include:

  • Scottish literature of the 16th and 17th century Renaissance
  • 18th-century literary tradition
  • Robert Burns studies
  • Scottish romanticism
  • 20th-century Scottish modernism
  • Contemporary Scottish literature.

You may want to identify and contact a potential supervisor to discuss your research proposal before you apply.