Bath Spa University

Bath Spa University

Jane Austen's England

The course takes students from the last years of George III's active monarchy through to the Regency, and it also encourages students to engage with a complex society that was undergoing rapid growth, commercial/industrial development and growing demands for reform at home, while simultaneously restoring its imperial credentials and expanding to become Europe's leading international power. Additionally it examines the nature of contemporary debates and discussions about gender through Austen's life, work and the characters that she created reflecting the gendered expectations and tensions that operated in both women's and men's lives at the time. Students will also benefit from the university's close connections with the Jane Austen Centre, Jane Austen's House Museum, Chawton House Library, and the Holburne and other Bath Museums.

Course modules

Compulsory modules: Austen's England (c.1775-1820); research skills and methods; dissertation. Optional modules: gender and society in Austen's England (c.1775-1820); Jane Austen and Bath (life, letters and literature); Jane Austen (her novels, life and afterlife).

Assessment methods

Assignments/assessments will vary in type and form across modules. Assignments may include any of the following: formal historical research essays; research projects; pre´cis; gobbets; reviews; oral presentations; document or image analyses; portfolios; blogs; and reflective logs.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time October 2017 - 1 Years
MA Part-time October 2017 - 2 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time October 2017 - 9 Months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time October 2017 - 18 Months
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Full-time October 2017 - 6 Months
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time October 2017 - 9 Months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Newton Park Campus BA2 9BN South West

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