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.

The course offers a unique curriculum – half theoretical and half practical. It offers a great opportunity for me to learn the way to incorporate theatre practice into research. The course has introduced a wide variety of contemporary performance that is totally new to me, which has broadened my interest.

Moe ShojI, Postgraduate Student in the School of English

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.

Postgraduate student in the School of EnglishCore module

  • Interdisciplinary approaches to literature and culture: 1700–1900

Examples of optional modules

May include:

  • 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
  • Confession.

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.

Course duration

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

Entry requirements

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.

Entry requirements for international students

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Fees and funding

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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.

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:

Dr Madeleine Callaghan
T: +44 (0)114 222 8461

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