University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

English Literature (Literature and Society, Enlightenment, Romantic and Victorian)

This programme offers students an introduction to the study of the ways in which writing in English has shaped or mediated political identities in England, Scotland and Ireland. Study examines the role of literature in the formation of political identities during the emergence of 'modern' political, social and cultural institutions in the period between 1688 and 1900, within the context of the secularisation of knowledge, the rise to dominance of capitalist economic and legal systems, and an impersonal state apparatus.

Entry requirements

A good 1st degree in relevant discipline, normally English literature; applicants must supply a sample of written work of 3000-4000 words; applicants whose 1st language is not English require: IELTS 7.0 (with at least 6.0 in each module); TOEFL internet-based test 100 (with at least 20 in each module); PTE(A) 67 (with at least 56 in each of the communicative skills sections); or CPE grade B or CAE grade A.

Course modules

Compulsory courses: enlightenment and romanticism 1688-1815; romanticism and Victorian society 1815-1900; research skills and methods. Option courses include: Charles Dickens; critical theory: issues and debates; Victorian and Edwardian city; fairy tales; fiction and the gothic; gender, nation and the novel 1790-1830; the long summer: Edwardian texts and contexts 1900-1910; tragedy and modernity; working class representations.

Assessment methods

Dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,100 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 16,500 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,100 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,100 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,100 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 8,250 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,050 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,050 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,050 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,050 per Year 1 (England) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Edinburgh Edinburgh EH8 9JU Scotland

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