MA in Nineteenth-Century Studies


You will choose modules totalling 180 credits over the full year of study (or two years for part-time students), this includes 120 credits of taught modules plus a Dissertation worth 60 credits.

PDF IconMA Degree Programme Structure (for both full-time and part-time students).

Modules generally run for one semester, the semester has a 12 week teaching period but you should check the timetable for exact teaching times.

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You will take a core module appropriate to your MA programme and a range of research skills and option modules. All MA students will take the Research Presentation module and you will leave the MA having researched, designed and delivered a high-quality presentation at our exciting MA Conference Day held in May each year. *

View the interesting and original topics our students have covered in the past (coming soon).

Modules credits (semester)

Core (take all 3).
HST6813: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Nineteenth-Century Studies 30 (1)
HST6560: Dissertation 60 (1 + 2)
HST6802: Research Presentation 15 (2)

(you must take a total of 75 credits from the two sections below)

(choose at least 15 credits).
HST6027: PhD Proposal 15 (1)
HST6801: Research Skills for Historians 15 (1)

Options (choose at least 45 credits).
HST681: Work Placement 15 (1 + 2)
HST6034: The Historical Novel 15 (2)
HST6037: A People's Conflict: The Union and the U.S. Civil War 15 (2)
HST6042: Presenting the Past: Making History Public 15 (2)
HST6049: The Politics of the Family in Fin-de-Siècle Britain 15 (2)
HST6897: Broadside Ballads and Cartoons: The Firth Collection in Sheffield 15 (1)
LIT6011: Fiction and Reality, 1790-1890  30 (2)
LIT6039: Poetry and History  30 (2)
total: 180 credits


* In line with our policy for continuous improvement, courses within the Department are continually being reviewed. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information above but the University can not accept any responsibility for any errors or omissions.

 English modules are subject to change.