Things have come a long way since I did my MLitt in 20*mumble mumble*. Even though I did a course that was considered quite different at the time, it was in a very established academic subject area. While my MLitt dissertation was on a fantasy text, I had to alter the focus of my research to fit in better with the overall area of the course. It’s also a similar situation with my PhD thesis, but working in an area outside of your supervisor’s/discipline’s specialist are is somewhat more expected with a thesis than a taught Masters.
What I mean to say is that I would have loved the change to do an MLitt in fantasy, and Glasgow is a wonderful place for the course. If you’re thinking about PG study I would urge you to apply.
Whether you are an ardent fan of fantasy fiction, or are you simply curious as to why the fantastic can be found all around us in the twenty-first century, from videogames and films to poetry, songs, television, novel series, and so-called ‘mainstream’ fiction, this programme allows you to engage with one of the most vibrant literary genres of the last two centuries – and one of the most significant cultural phenomena of our time.