Our MA offers a rich interdisciplinary study of the key events, debates, discourses, genres, and obsessions of the revolutionary 19th-century period and its afterlives. This is an opportunity to explore an era you may be familiar with in much greater depth, and with attention to the contexts in which the texts were produced. Why study this course with us? The Department of English, housed in a Grade II-listed Vicarage designed by John Douglas, in an institution founded in 1839 and officially opened by Gladstone in 1842, has longstanding teaching and research strengths in 19th-century literature. Our course is taught by a dedicated and experienced team of tutors with expertise in a wide range of areas, including Romantic poetry; the Sensation novel; detective fiction; the Gothic; and 19th-century Irish, American and South African literature. Our research publications include work on Shelley, Coleridge, the Brontës, Dickens, Collins, Eliot, travel literature, women and material culture, the Victorian periodical press, literature of the Great Famine, colonialism, Neo-Victorian literature, and representations of the body.
Modules are assessed by a variety of methods, including essays, research portfolios, conference-style presentations, and a Dissertation.
Applicants normally require a minimum of a 2:1 honours degree in English Literature or a cognate discipline; consideration will be given to those who hold a lower classification who can demonstrate they are capable of performing at the level required to complete the course successfully. Applicants are subject to written application, references, and evidence of written work, and may be invited for interview. International: Students from countries outside the UK are expected to have entry qualifications roughly equivalent to UK A Level for undergraduate study and British Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) for postgraduate study. To help you to interpret these equivalents, please click on your country of residence to see the corresponding entry qualifications, along with information about your local representatives, events, information and contacts. We accept a wide range of qualifications and consider all applications individually on merit. We may also take into account appropriate work experience.
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