Royal Holloway, University of London

Royal Holloway, University of London

Victorian Literature, Art and Culture

The cross-disciplinary programme provides an advanced grounding in the theory and practise of cultural studies; students choose a set of courses that investigate specialised topics in such areas as literature and textual production, the visual arts, Victorian theatre, history, geography, urban studies, and architecture; programme culminates in a supervised written thesis.

Entry requirements

Minimum Upper 2nd class Honours degree or equivalent in an appropriate subject or 1 related to the topic of study; applicants will usually have degrees or majors in English, history, drama, history of art, or geography, other degrees may be considered; applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.0 (with 7 in writing), TOEFL 600, or equivalent.

Course modules

Victorian London; the nineteenth-century novel, contexts, theories, readers; aestheticism and decadence in nineteenth-century literature and culture; the pre-Raphaelite revolution; methods and materials of research; dissertation.

Assessment methods

Assessment is carried out by essays and the dissertation.

Sponsorship information

College and Department scholarships; AHRB funding for UK/EC students.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 3,480 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 11,555 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Royal Holloway Egham TW20 0EX South East

Key information

Postgraduate Enquiries
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