University of Leeds

University of Leeds

English Literature (Romantic pathway)

This programme focuses on one of the most exciting periods of British literary and political history: the years from the Declaration of American Independence in 1776 through the French Revolution to the passing of the Great Reform Act in 1832. In addition to political change, social forces such as industrialisation and urbanisation led to some remarkable literary responses that were often concerned with the relationship between the self and the natural world. This pathway will explore key texts from the period, and related themes such as imagination, sympathy, gender, national identities, ecology, and revolutionary politics.

Entry requirements

A 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent or its equivalent in English or in a closely related subject; if English is not the applicant's 1st language they require IELTS 6.5 with no grade below 6.0.

Course modules

Core module: Studying English (research methods); with optional modules.

Assessment methods

Assessment includes a research project / dissertation module is studied over both semesters, with students working towards the submission deadline at the end of the course in september. Chosen research projects / dissertation topics must lay within the field of romantic literature and culture.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 - 12 months
MA Part-time September 2016 - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Leeds Leeds LS2 9JT Yorkshire and the Humber

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School of English
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0113 343 4738