MA Literature, Culture and Society: 1700-1900
Join staff and students from around the world in the School of English. The variety of fresh perspectives you’ll find here will make your masters a unique experience.
In our taught course we include a mix of core and optional modules. In addition, you’ll research your own interests in an extended dissertation.
You’ll attend lectures, seminars and tutorials. During your dissertation you’ll be supervised by one of our academic staff, who’ll provide you with guidance on your topic and methodology. You will have access to a dedicated computer room for students.
Assessment is by coursework assignments and a dissertation.
You will take one thirty-credit module, Reimagining the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. This module will address the diverse thematic approaches which can be applied to the novel, poetry, and other media such as life-writing, published between 1700-1900. Students are then free to choose 90 credits worth of modules, divided more or less equally between the Autumn and Spring semesters. These modules are designed to give multiple perspectives on the literature and culture of the period and to equip students to undertake their own research projects, both for their Masters dissertation and at doctoral level. A 15,000-word dissertation, worth 60 credits, is completed over the summer.
Course content: Course content refers to academic year 2017/18. The content of our courses is reviewed annually to make sure it's up-to-date and relevant. Individual modules are occasionally updated or withdrawn. This is in response to discoveries through our world-leading research; funding changes; professional accreditation requirements; student or employer feedback; outcomes of reviews; and variations in staff or student numbers. In the event of any change we'll consult and inform students in good time and take reasonable steps to minimise disruption.
Our campus and how we use it: We timetable teaching across the whole of our campus, the details of which can be found on our campus map. Teaching may take place in a student’s home department, but may also be timetabled to take place within other departments or central teaching space.
A minimum of a 2:1 honours degree (GPA 3.0) in English literature, language, linguistics, or a related discipline (e.g. history, philosophy, modern languages) is usually required. Find out more about EU and international student entry requirements.
English language requirements:
For applicants whose first language is not English, IELTS is the preferred test of language. You need an overall IELTS score of 7.5, with at least 6.5 in all the component tests. Further information can be be found here.
English language support
The English Language Teaching Centre (ELTC) provides language support and development for students whose first language is not English. See their services here.
We welcome applications from disabled students and students with a specific learning difficulty such as dyslexia. Information for disabled applicants.
Fees and funding:
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How to apply:
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Core teaching staff:
Dr Anna Barton (Victorian poetry and liberalism)