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Centre for Research into Reading, Literature and Society


Masters in Reading for Life and Bursaries

We are now taking applications for MSc Reading for Life, two years part-time, in both Liverpool and London, commencing September 2017. More details

Fees and Funding

Liverpool: £2425 for year 1, rising in line with inflation in year 2.

London: £2600 for year 1, rising in line with inflation year 2.

We have a small number of partial bursaries from the Patricia Routledge Charitable Trust to off-set against fees.
For more information contact p.m.davis@liverpool.ac.uk 


About the centre

The Primary aim of CRILS is to take literature from English departments out into other disciplines and the wider human world. 

We are seeking to set the world agenda in reading, health and well-being, and the role of literature in modelling creative thinking about human existence.  Our members discuss these issues, as well as the state of literary education inside schools and universities, in our series The Literary Agenda

Our Aims

We aim to be at the forefront of the medical humanities agenda through the development of:

  • Its existing track record in multi-disciplinary arts, psychology and health research
  • Strategic partnerships with The Reader Organisation 
  • International collaborations and partnerships
  • Innovative and interdisciplinary undergraduate and postgraduate programmes

For more information please read our Manifesto, which answers some key questions on our aims.

Work With Us

If you are interested working with us, wherever you work or whatever you do, please contact us.