MA Eighteenth-Century Studies
School of English, Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Our MA courses give you the chance to explore the subjects you love with the guidance of leading researchers. The range of options available means you can design the masters you want.
About the course
|September 2016 start||
Course description 2016
Study eighteenth-century literature to develop a broad range of advanced skills. The focus is on the interface between historical and literary approaches, and you'll be introduced to current academic debates and research methods in the field.
Optional modules – literature
Optional modules – history
|September 2017 start||
Course description 2017
Study eighteenth-century literature to develop a broad range of advanced skills. The focus is on the interface between historical and literary approaches, and you’ll be introduced to current academic debates and research methods in the field. Spanning eighteenth century prose and poetry, Romantic poetry, prose, and drama, and Gothic literature, there’s an incredible range to choose between.
Examples of optional modules – literature
Examples of optional modules – history
Teaching and assessment
Teaching takes place through seminars.
You’ll be assessed on your essays and a 15,000-word dissertation.
At least a 2:1 or the international equivalent in English, or a combined degree including a substantial element of English Literature.
English language requirements
Overall IELTS grade of 7.5 with a minimum of 6.5 in each component, or equivalent.
Fees and funding
There are a number of studentships and fee bursaries available, funded by the University. Deadlines for funding applications are usually in winter/early spring. For details, see our website.
You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It is a quick and easy process.
If you'd like to know more about any aspect of our courses, contact us:
Dr Madeleine Callaghan
The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.