Leeds Trinity University

Leeds Trinity University

Victorian Studies

The MA in victorian studies offers postgraduate students a uniquely flexible, wide ranging and affordable opportunity to study the Victorian period; it is closely linked with the Leeds centre for Victorian studies which is based at Leeds trinity university college and involves other universities in the UK and beyond, in a programme of seminars, colloquia and conferences; the centre is also the base for the journal of Victorian culture, which is published in conjunction with Taylor and Francis.

Entry requirements

For this course you require a good Honours degree, either in a discipline relating to the broad area of Victorian Studies, or with some relevant content. Successful applicants will usually be offered a place on the basis of an application form, supporting letter, referees' reports and an interview.

Course modules

The Victorians provides an introduction to Victorian Studies as an interdisciplinary subject, focussing on selected literary texts and historical topics. Approaches and Methods for Victorian Studies introduces you to a range of theoretical approaches and helps you develop skills in research and analysis. Stage 2: Interdisciplinary exploration; you will develop research skills and interdisciplinary knowledge of the Victorian era by taking the following 3 Victorian Words: Texts and Contexts; You will develop skills in textual analysis and applying literary theory, alongside knowledge of a specific writer or group of writers, such as Oscar Wilde, George Eliot or the Bront�s. The topic for 2014-15 is Oscar Wilde. Victorian Senses: Visual, Material, and Sensory Culture; You will develop skills in reading artefacts, applying cultural theories, and using archives, collections and museums, alongside knowledge of a specific development in Victorian culture, such as art, architecture, theatre or music. The topic for 2014-15 is Victorian Music. Victorian Identities: Social Movements and Meanings; You will explore trends and developments across the period, while developing knowledge of a particular trend, e.g. religion, childhood, disability or gender identity. The topic for 2014-15 is Childhood. Each of these modules is taught in 6 fortnightly sessions. Each is offered in a 15-credit and 30-credit version: you must take one of these as a 30-credit module. Alternatively, you may replace 1 15-credit module with a workplace project for the 15-credit Professional Development and Practice module. Stage 3: Research; apply the knowledge and skills you have gained by undertaking your own research and writing a 12,000-word dissertation on a specific aspect of the Victorian period, supervised by an expert in the area.

Assessment methods

Assessments include: Take-away paper; portfolio of research skills exercises; oral presentation; essay/research essay; report; dissertation.

Sponsorship information

Small scholarships available.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgCert Part-time £ 3,500 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
PgDip Part-time £ 3,500 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MA Part-time £ 3,500 per Academic year (home fees) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Leeds Trinity University Leeds LS18 5HD Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

Telephone number: 
0113 283 7123