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

On this MA you'll study texts and contexts across the entire breadth of the period.

You can take modules on the early eighteenth century and the Romantic and Victorian eras, as well as the beginnings of modernism.

The course prepares you for further study and a wide range of careers. We offer modules that are specifically designed to provide you with skills and experiences that can prepare you for your future career.

Postgraduate student in the School of EnglishCore module

  • Reimagining the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries.

Examples of optional modules

May include:

  • The Romantic Gothic
  • Foundlings, Fostering and Adoption in Literature of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries
  • Victorian Bodies
  • Love and Lyric
  • I Want a Hero: Romantic and Victorian Epic
  • Humans, Animals, Monsters and Machines: from Gulliver's Travels to King Kong
  • Murderers and Degenerates: Contextualising the fin de siècle Gothic
  • Confession
  • Rebels, Heroes, and Reactionaries: Poetry of the Enlightenment and Romantic Period
  • Work placement module
  • 15,000-word dissertation

Teaching and assessment

Teaching takes place through seminars. You will be assessed by essays and a dissertation.

Course duration

  • 1 year full-time
  • 2 years part-time

Entry requirements

At least a 2:1 honours degree, or equivalent, in a relevant discipline. We encourage applicants with relevant work experience and good academic potential to apply.

English language requirements

Overall IELTS grade of 7.5 with a minimum of 6.5 in each component, or equivalent.

Entry requirements for international students

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Fees and funding

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.

Faculty funding, University schemes and White Rose College of the Arts & Humanities Scholarships

Financial information for postgraduate taught courses

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You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It is a quick and easy process.

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Any questions?

If you'd like to know more about any aspect of our courses, contact us:

Jane Lowe
English Literature MA Admissions
E: j.lowe@sheffield.ac.uk
T: +44 (0)114 222 6296

The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.