Mlitt In Victorian Literature: Dissertation ENGLIT5017P

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • School: School of Critical Studies
  • Credits: 60
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Summer
  • Available to Visiting Students: No

Short Description

This 15,000 word dissertation gives you the opportunity to design, pursue and complete an independent research project on a topic of your choice in Victorian literature.


 3 x supervisor tutorial hours

Requirements of Entry

Standard entry to Masters at College level.

A candidate will be permitted to progress to preparation of the dissertation, or other substantial independent work required by the degree, only if he or she has obtained a grade point average of 12 (equivalent to C3) or above in the taught courses associated with the MLitt in Victorian Literature, with at least 75% of the credits at grade D3 or better and all credits at grade F or above.

Excluded Courses





15,000 word dissertation (100%).

Course Aims

Students will develop a sustained critical argument analysing primary sources in the Victorian period. In doing so, they will develop a comprehensive bibliography for which they will choose and evaluate both Victorian and recent critical sources.

To promote an engagement with other scholarly, critical, or theoretical arguments relevant to that area.

To encourage the application of acquired research skills to a supervised project.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course, students will be able to:
show competence in research, including skills in the use of databases and data retrieval, electronic and library resources, Special Collections and/or archival study where appropriate;
gather and organise source material;
select and use secondary and critical materials, with appropriate referencing, sourcing and bibliographical detail;
identify a subject or topic appropriate to graduate-level study and worthy of critical or scholar
ly investigation;
undertake an original piece of research in relation to the work of other critics and scholars;

formulate and pursue structured and coherent ar
gument over an extended period.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.