MA Nineteenth-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
Course description 2017
This interdisciplinary course will give you a firm grounding in nineteenth-century British and European culture. You’ll complete one core module that will introduce you to key concepts by examining literary, artistic or historical texts. You’ll also take optional modules and complete a dissertation.
Interdisciplinary Approaches to Nineteenth- Century Studies.
Examples of optional modules – literature
- The Rise of The Gothic
- Fiction and Reality
- Poetry and History
- Language and Literature in the Workplace
- Study of Texts
- Murderers and Degenerates: contextualising the fin-de- siècle Gothic
- Humans, Animals, Monsters and Machines: from Gulliver’s Travels to King Kong.
- You can also take School of English research methodology seminars
Examples of optional modules – other departments
- The Fin-de-Siècle
- Nineteenth-Century German Literature
- The Scramble for Africa
- Jacksonian America 1828–1846
Teaching and assessment
Teaching takes place through seminars. You’ll be assessed on your essays and a 15,000-word dissertation.
Modern languages modules
In addition to your course modules you can take optional 15-credit modules in the Modern Languages Teaching Centre in Arabic, French, German, Italian and Spanish. Assessment of these modules ties your language learning to your research interests.
- 1 year full-time
- 2 years part-time
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.