MA Literature, Culture and Society 1700–1900
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 2018
This course is subject to approval.
This exciting interdisciplinary programme examines the key literary and cultural events of the period. You will complete one compulsory core module which introduces you to the central critical debates involved in examining literature from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. You will also take optional modules and complete a dissertation.
- Interdisciplinary approaches to literature and culture: 1700–1900
Examples of optional modules
- The Rise of the Gothic
- British Poetry in the Long Eighteenth Century
- Fiction and Reality
- Poetry and History
- Murderers and Degenerates: contextualising the fin de siècle Gothic
- Humans, Animals, Monsters and Machines: from Gulliver’s Travels to King Kong
You may also apply for a work-based module in a relevant gallery or museum.
Teaching and assessment
Teaching takes place through seminars. You will be assessed by essays and a 15,000-word dissertation.
- 1 year full-time
- 2 years part-time
At least a 2:1 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
Check the fees calculator or contact the School of English.
There are a number of studentships and fee bursaries available, funded by either the University or the Arts and Humanities Research Council. Deadlines for funding applications are usually in winter/early spring.
You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It is a quick and easy process.
Find out more
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.