What is nineteenth century studies? It’s exploring key aspects of Romantic and Victorian society and the lasting legacies of the period. Take the next step in your teaching, academic or heritage career on our MA Nineteenth-Century Studies course taught by our cross-discipline team of specialists. You’ll choose from a range of modules to suit your literary or cultural interests. From Romantic creativity to Victorian entertainments and criminality, you’ll study with experts in nineteenth-century literature, history, cultural heritage and digital humanities. Throughout the course, you’ll develop advanced academic writing and research skills and gain insights from classic and lesser-known texts. We’ll encourage you to uncover how the debates and developments of the period shape popular culture today. Become a research-active scholar. You’ll contribute to current research on field trips and work with cultural heritage organisations. You’ll gain in-demand skills for the education and heritage industries. What you'll study You’ll explore different periods, theories and approaches to nineteenth-century literature, history and culture, as well as analysing texts. We offer the chance to explore the evolution of attitudes towards criminality. Work with physical and digital archives and develop active research skills. You’ll learn valuable digital techniques to preserve late-Victorian media fragments. Research professionally. Gain postgraduate referencing, writing and editing skills as you discover how to present your findings. Use your skills in a significant independent research project. Make yourself more employable. Develop a work-based project. Undertake a work placement with one of our partner organisations. We encourage you to think about how to apply your research knowledge to careers in academia and beyond.
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You will be assessed through a combination of critical essays, presentations, primary source analysis, close readings, referencing exercises, critical reflections and a dissertation. There are no formal written examinations as part of the current assessment methods on this programme.
How to apply
International students should visit our website for further information: www.edgehill.ac.uk/international
You should have a degree equivalent to UK first-class or second-class honours (2:2 or above) in a relevant subject. Alternative professional qualifications and experience will also be considered, together with full and well-argued responses in your online application.
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