University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

Nineteenth-Century Studies (English Literature)

This interdisciplinary course will give you a good grounding in nineteenth-century British and European culture. You�ll complete one core module that will introduce you to key concepts by examining literary, artistic or historical texts. You�ll also take optional modules and complete a dissertation. An English Literature masters from Sheffield is the mark of an independent thinker, a skilled researcher, someone who can bring complex projects to fruition. Our graduates go into teaching, management and consultancy, advertising, journalism, publishing, and all branches of the arts � especially theatre, film and creative writing. Our courses are also excellent preparation for a PhD.

Entry requirements

At least a 2.1 or the international equivalent in English, or a combined degree including a substantial element of English Literature. For the Literary-Linguistics pathway, you need a 2.1 in English literature, language or linguistics�or a related subject such as history, philosophy or modern languages. For the equivalent grades for your country. English language requirement. Overall IELTS grade of 7.5 with a minimum of 6.5 in each component, or equivalent.

Course modules

Core module: interdisciplinary approaches to nineteenth- century studies. Optional modules: the rise of the gothic; fiction and reality; poetry and history 1789�1916; language and literature in the workplace; study of texts; murderers and degenerates: contextualising the fin-de- si�cle gothic; humans, animals, monsters and machines: from Gulliver�s travels to King Kong.

Assessment methods

You�ll be assessed on your essays and a 15,000-word dissertation.

Sponsorship information

There are a number of studentships and fee bursaries available, funded by the University. Deadlines for funding applications are usually in winter/early spring.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 5,750 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MA Full-time £ 14,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MA Part-time - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site Sheffield S10 2TN Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

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