University of York

University of York

Romantic and Sentimental Literature 1770-1830

This course is centrally but not exclusively concerned with Romanticism; by setting Romantic and Sentimental writings alongside each other the course offers students an opportunity to find their own paths through the literary and cultural history of the period; by examining the literary and aesthetic works at the centre of the course in the light of the historical circumstances in which they were produced, the course offers participants the chance to develop a broad view of the major changes in sensibility and ideology of the period, and to investigate such contemporary issues as the representation of landscape or revolution, the place of women as writers, the role of the periodicals as a cultural medium and the importance of ideas of Empire and the Orient, as well as studying Romantic aesthetic theory and poetic practice; while concentrating on British writers, the course may also include selected German and French texts, which will normally be read in translation.

Entry requirements

Good Honours degree in appropriate discipline required.

Course modules

Romantic texts and contexts and 3 optional modules.

Sponsorship information

Arts and Humanities Research Board studentships (competitive basis); University offers range of studentships and scholarships for full-time graduate students, bursaries (40% of fee) for part-time students, scholarships (on competitive basis) for overseas candidates of high academic ability, limited number of bursaries (contribution towards tuition fees) for self-financing students who meet unexpected financial problems.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 6,450 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 15,150 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Part-time £ 3,225 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MA Part-time £ 7,575 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Alcuin College York YO10 5DD Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

Postgraduate Administrator
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01904 434980