University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

Eighteenth-Century Studies (English Literature)

Study eighteenth-century literature to develop a broad range of advanced skills. The focus is on the interface between historical and literary approaches, and you'll be introduced to current academic debates and research methods in the field. Spanning eighteenth century prose and poetry, Romantic poetry, prose, and drama, and Gothic literature, there's an incredible range to choose between.

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, applicants need a 2.1 in English literature, language or linguistics or a related subject such as history, philosophy or modern languages. English language requirements: overall IELTS grade of 7.5 with a minimum of 6.5 in each component, or equivalent.

Course modules

Core module

The Eighteenth Century: Research Approaches.

Examples of optional modules - literature

May include: British Poetry in the Long Eighteenth-Century; The Rise of the Gothic; Poetry and History; Fiction and Reality; Humans, Animals, Monsters and Machines: from Gulliver's Travels to King Kong; Sex and Death in the Eighteenth Century.

Examples of optional modules - history

May include: The Historical Novel; Framing the Past: the eighteenth century on film; Arguments about Eighteenth-Century Crime; Eighteenth-Century British American Colonies; Material Life and Culture in the Early Modern World.

Assessment methods

Students will be assessed on their 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.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 15,250 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Part-time September 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

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

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