Goldsmiths, University of London

Goldsmiths, University of London

Comparative Literary Studies: Pathway in Romantic and Victorian Literature and Culture

This pathway enhances students knowledge and understanding of the literature of 19th-century Britain and its relationship to a wide variety of cultural, intellectual, geographic and historical contexts. The core course which is at the centre of this pathway, 19th-century literature: Romanticisms engages students in the study of notions of Romanticism throughout the 19th-century, and consolidate their knowledge of Romantic and Victorian literature. In particular, students look at: some of the ways in which writers sought to understand Britain's place in European and global contexts, and in terms of the example of Classical civilisations; attempts to engage with radicalism and revolutionary change; the development of new forms and literary movements, and the adaptation of established genres to ensure the continuing importance of literature in a self-consciously modern age; notions of influence and intertextuality in the context of Romantic and Victorian writing. Core course and options will draw on a variety of medias (verbal, visual, filmic).

Entry requirements

You should have (or expect to be awarded) an undergraduate degree of at least upper second class standard in a relevant/related subject or equivalent. You might also be considered if you aren't a graduate or your degree is in an unrelated field, but have relevant experience and can show that you have the ability to work at postgraduate level. If English isn't your first language, you'll need to meet our English language requirements of IELTS 7.0 (including 7.0 in the written test).

Course modules

Modules include: 19th-century literature: Romanticisms; plus 3 options from the large provision of the department, choosing at least 1 of these in an area that is relevant to 19th-century literature.

Assessment methods

Assessment includes a dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 - 1 years
MA Part-time September 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Goldsmiths, University of London Lewisham SE14 6NW South East

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