University of Leicester

University of Leicester

Victorian Studies

The course provides an inter-disciplinary approach to the study of the Victorian period. Members of the Department of History of Art and Film, the School of History, and the Centres for English Local History and Urban History, together with members of the School of English, offer a range of perspectives on Victorian literature, art and society in the light of modern cultural and literary theory.

Entry requirements

Normally a 2.1 Honours degree in a related area or its equivalent.

Course modules

Core modules: approaches to Victorian literature and culture; Victorian society; research methods for postgraduates in English; dissertation. Option modules (2 from the following, which may vary from year to year): vices and virtues: behaving and misbehaving in British society; Charles Dickens; evolution and entropy: representations of the sciences in Victorian literature; the English country house in literature; Victorian lives: life-writing in the Victorian period; women in literature, culture and society, 1850-1900; managing knowledge: dictionaries and ideology; literature and culture in 1859.

Assessment methods

The dissertation (maximum 20,000 words) is individually supervised and separately assessed. All other modules are taught by diverse methods in seminar or tutorial groups.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 14,105 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Part-time October 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Leicester Leicester LE1 7RH East Midlands

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