Undergraduate Study

Scott features on several undergraduate courses at the University of Aberdeen and undergraduates are welcome to participate in the Centre’s activities.

In particular Scott is taught on:

EL3507: Union, Enlightenment and Modernity: Scottish Literature 1750 – 1850

EL40QT: Historical Nation: Writing Scotland’s Past

For more details of these courses see https://www.abdn.ac.uk/registry/courses/study/english


Postgraduate Study

At postgraduate level Scott appears on several courses related to our Taught Master’s Programmes on Irish-Scottish Literature, The Novel and English Literary Studies. A dedicated course on Walter Scott and his World serves all of these programmes but may not run every year.  If you would like more information about these Programmes and courses please get in touch with us or see http://www.abdn.ac.uk/study/documents/ABDN_PG_Prospectus_2015.pdf



 Dr Sally Newsome receiving the Ross Roy Medal from Professor Douglas Gifford of the University of Glasgow.


Doctoral Study

There are currently several PhD students working on Scott in the School, several of whom have received prestigious funding.

Dr Ainsley McIntosh, who completed in 2009, and Dr Sally Newsome, who completed on 2010, were both recipients of the Ross Roy Medal, awarded each year for the best doctoral thesis on Scottish literature submitted to a Scottish university.

The Centre welcomes projects on any aspect of Walter Scott including the historical, critical, theoretical and social contexts in which he can be situated, his legacies and afterlives, and on book and publishing history.

For details of how to apply for postgraduate study at Aberdeen and funding opportunities visit http://www.abdn.ac.uk/cass/graduate/


Current Postgraduates and Their Projects

Lisa McKenna: Lisa is working on problems posed by closure and non-closure in a selection of Scott’s text.

Mary Nestor: Mary’s thesis is on adaptations of Scott and their relationship to his cultural legacy.

Chriselle McKinnon: Chriselle is working on images of the female body in Scott’s work and what these represent.

Anna Fancett: Anna has recently successfully defended her doctoral thesis on the role and function of the family in the novels of Scott and Austen.