English Literature/Scottish Literature University of Glasgow

ENGLISH LITERATURE: - You will explore all aspects of literature in English, benefiting from our expertise in a wide range of areas, including American, Irish and postcolonial literatures, critical theory, creative writing, and the relationship between literature and other arts, media and science. In choosing English Literature at Glasgow, you will be studying at one of the oldest, largest and most dynamic centres for the study of literature in the world. SCOTTISH LITERATURE: - Scottish literature is the study of the poetry, drama, fiction and prose of Scotland, in English and Scots, from its beginnings in the 14th century to the most contemporary work. The University hosts the only academic unit in the UK exclusively dedicated to the teaching of, and research into, Scottish literature. We are home to the Centre for Robert Burns Studies, which has been awarded over £2 million in funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council, and which is engaged in the production of a new, multi-volume, scholarly edition of the works of Scotland's national poet.

  • Qualification

    Master of Arts (with Honours) - MA (Hons)

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • Location

    Gilmorehill (Main) Campus

  • Start date

    September 2018

  • Duration

    4 years


How to apply

Application deadlines

To guarantee the university or college will consider you for this course, you must apply by:

15 January

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code QQ2H
Institution code G28
Campus name Gilmorehill (Main) Campus

Points of entry

This means the year in which you would like to start the course.

‘Year 1’ means you will start in the first year.

‘Year 0’ means you will enter onto a foundation year.

You may be able to start some courses in the second or third years, if you meet certain criteria. You will need to discuss this with the university or college directly.

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
A level AAB Must include at least one Arts/Humanities subject.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma DDD Acceptable in appropriate subject area.
Access to HE Diploma D: credits
M: 30 credits
P: credits
Acceptable in appropriate subject area.
Scottish Higher ABBB - AAAAAB Must include English plus one further Arts/Humanities subject.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 36 points 3 HL subjects at 6,6,5 including English AND a Humanities/Language subject. Whilst HL6 is preferred for English and Humanities/Language subjects, SL6 will be considered for ONE of the subjects.

SQA applicants entering from S5 are required to achieve AAAA/AAABB by the end of S5. Applicants who achieve less than AAAA/AAABB by the end of S5 but achieved at least ABBB MAY receive a conditional offer, but a decision will not be made on these applications until March once all applications have been reviewed. Conditional offers to these applicants will require them to achieve AAAAAB cumulatively by the end of S6.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £27,750 Whole course
EU £7,280 Whole course
International £66,600 Whole course
England £27,750 Whole course
Northern Ireland £27,750 Whole course
Scotland £7,280 Whole course
Wales £27,750 Whole course

Additional fee information

◾The University of Glasgow offer students from England, Northern Ireland and Wales one free year of tuition fees, meaning that these students only pay for 3 years of this 4 year degree programme◾Support for students from England Northern Ireland and Wales - We offer a range of bursaries, scholarships to well qualified students from England, Wales and Northern Ireland, please visit www.gla.ac.uk/scholarships/englandwalesandnorthernireland/ for more details ◾The Students Award Agency for Scotland (SAAS) pays tuition fees to the University for eligible Scottish domiciled and EU students (except those in England, Wales or Northern Ireland). Check your eligibility for SAAS funding at www.saas.gov.uk You must apply for payment of your fees to SAAS before the start of each year of your programme of study.If you do not apply for SAAS funding or SAAS determine that you are ineligible then you will become personally liable for your fees.◾Additional International fees -The following additional fees are applicable: Examinations-only students pay the registration fee of £110 The General Council fee is £50. For more information relating to International Fees please visit: www.gla.ac.uk/international/ ◾The University of Glasgow offers a range of scholarships to support our students, please visit www.gla.ac.uk/scholarships/ for more details.