Durham University

Durham University

Romantic and Victorian Literary Studies

This course offers choice, flexibility and the opportunity to specialise within this field. The programme offers up-to-date training in research methods and skills. Students choose 3 modules, at least 2 of which are from within the pathway, and

Entry requirements

Applicants require an English or English-related Honours degree (at least a 2:1 or equivalent) from a recognised university.

Course modules

Core modules; research methods and resources; dissertation. Optional modules: Reflections on revolution, 1789-1922; second-generation romantic poetry; romantic forms of grief; women in Victorian poetry and painting; thinking with things in Victorian literature; literary masculinity at the fin-de-si�cle; women and the novel in the eighteenth century; literature of the supernatural.; modules are subject to staff availability and normally no more than 5 of the above will run in any 1 year.

Assessment methods

Assessment for core modules includes 1 research proposal exercise and 1 critical essay of 1500 words. There is also a dissertation of 12,000 words. Each optional module is normally assessed by 2 essays of 3,000 words each.

Sponsorship information

Funding is available through the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Awards (one scholarship available) and also through the faculty MA Scholarships award scheme.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 6,100 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 14,900 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 6,100 per Academic year (EU fees) 1 years
MA Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Durham University Durham DH1 3LG North East

Key information

Department of English Studies
Telephone number: 
0191 334 2500