The Gothic Imagination

The Gothic Imagination

Master degree
12 months
Application deadlines: April 30
Processing time: 30 days
Intakes: September
International tuition: £16,950
Domestic tuition: £6,000

Program overview

Contemporary culture highlights a reawakened interest in the Gothic – from the current vogue for horror film and the extraordinary success of writers such as Stephen King and Stephenie Meyer, to manifestations of an alternative Gothic impulse in fashion, music and lifestyle. The University of Stirling’s MLitt The Gothic Imagination course gives you the unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the scholarly appreciation of the Gothic. The course will equip you with the necessary theoretical vocabulary to address, and critically reflect upon, the Gothic as a complex and multi-faceted cultural phenomenon. It also prepares you for further postgraduate research in the rich and vibrant field of Gothic Studies. Graduates will leave with many invaluable transferable skills, including critical thinking, theoretical conceptualisation, historical periodisation and independent research.

Study options

Study options
This program can be done
On campus



  • PTE
A minimum of a second class Honours degree (2:1 preferred) or equivalent. Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate work experience are encouraged to apply. Gothic studies academics come from a wide range of disciplines, and we are keen to encourage applicants from a variety of arts and humanities backgrounds, including literature, history, creative writing, media, film, editing or publishing; or those with experience in a related industry. English language requirements: IELTS 6.5 with 6.0 minimum in each sub-skill Pearson Test of English (Academic) 60 overall with 56 in each sub-skill IBT TOEFL 80 overall with 18 in reading, 23 in writing, 19 in listening and 21 in speaking

Career opportunities

The Masters equips you with many skills and abilities that are sought after by employers across the private and public sectors. These include the ability to: process and reflect critically upon cultural forms organise, present and express ideas clearly and logically understand complex theoretical ideas undertake extended independent research The 15,000-word dissertation that is submitted towards the end of the course allows you to devise, develop, support and defend your own academic ideas across an extended piece of written work. It provides an excellent point of entry into more advanced forms of postgraduate research, including the Doctoral degree. Many previous graduates of the course have gone on to study a PhD. Other graduates have pursued successful careers in such fields as teaching, publishing, research, academia, advertising, journalism and the film industry.

Campus location

Stirling , United Kingdom

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