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The research programmes in English are distinguished for research on canonical authors and on contextualising approaches to literature. We also have a strong tradition of textual scholarship. We have long standing links with other programmes, particularly History, Philosophy, Cultural History and Modern Languages.Our research areas pages have links to individual staff pages where you can find out more about the range of research being done here.We are open to discussing all potential projects
The research programmes in English are distinguished for research on canonical authors and on contextualising approaches to literature. We also have a strong tradition of textual scholarship. We have long standing links with other programmes, particularly History, Philosophy, Cultural History and Modern Languages.
Our research areas pages have links to individual staff pages where you can find out more about the range of research being done here.
We are open to discussing all potential projects with applicants, including the possibility of undertaking these via Distance Learning.
We have expertise in every period of literature, from medieval to contemporary, and particularly in English, Scottish, Irish and American literature.
English research activity is integrated with the a group of research centres, including:
Research Institute of Irish and Scottish Studies
Centre for Linguistic Research
Walter Scott Research Centre
Centre for the Novel
Centre for Early Modern Studies
There are many opportunities at the University of Aberdeen to develop your knowledge, gain experience and build a competitive set of skills to enhance your employability. This is essential for your future career success. The Careers and Employability Service can help you to plan your career and support your choices throughout your time with us, from first to final year – and beyond.
The University of Aberdeen is the 5th oldest university in the UK and the 3rd oldest university in Scotland. Founded in 1495, the University celebrated its 525th anniversary in 2020. Since founding, the university has been ‘Open to all and dedicated to the pursuit of truth in the service of others’ and it still holds this purpose. Over 3,500 postgraduate students, from all over the world, study either on campus or online and the university attracts the best international academics, researchers, and specialists in their disciplines.
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