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This course aims to provide an inter-disciplinary approach to the study of the Victorian period. Members of the Department of History of Art and Film, the School of Historical Studies, and the Centres for English Local History and Urban History, together with members of the English Department, offer a range of perspectives on Victorian literature, art and society in the light of modern cultural and literary theory. The list of course tutors below illustrates the inter-disciplinary nature of the course.
* Approaches to Victorian Literature and Culture
* Victorian Society
* Bibliography, Research Methods and Writing Skills
Option modules (two from the following, which may vary from year to year):
* Victorian Cities
* Pre-Raphaelites in Context
* Charles Dickens
* Nineteenth-Century Women´s Writing
* Evolution and Entropy: Representations of the Sciences in Victorian Literature
* Modern Regional Cultures
* Modern Regional Societies
* English Drama in Transition, 1890-1914
* Editing and Textual Criticism
* The English Country House in Literature
* Victorian Lives: Life-writing in the Victorian Period
Teaching and 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. Each of the four taught modules is assessed by an essay of between 4,000 and 5,000 words.
Entry RequirementsNormally a good second class honours degree or its equivalent.
English Language Requirements
Applicants whose first language is not English, and who have not lived in a country where the first language is English for at least three years immediately before the start of their course, need to satisfy the University´s English language requirement.
* From students who take IELTS (the British Council´s International English Language Testing System), we look for an overall score of 6.0 or above for courses in Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering, Geography, Geology, Mathematics and Physics and Astronomy, and 6.5 or above for all other courses.
* From students who take TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language), we look for 575/233/90* or above for courses in Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering, Geography, Geology, Mathematics and Physics and Astronomy, and 600/250/100* for all other courses. (*Scores for paper-based/computer-based/internet-based versions of TOEFL)
As well as the internationally-known IELTS and TOEFL tests, the University also accepts many other English language qualifications.
The English Language Programme for International Students
If you do not yet meet our English requirements we can help you to improve your English to the necessary standard. The University´s English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help campus-based students with the English you need for your studies.
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