Victorian Studies, M.A.

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University of Leicester ,
The MA in Victorian Studies is an interdisciplinary course of study on the Victorian period. A wide range of elective modules reflects the Centre staff's research interests in nineteenth-century literature, social history, history of art, the history of Pre-Raphaelites classscience, life-writing and much more.
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For the bibliography module, students submit a working bibliography of between 25-50 items and give an oral presentation of no more than five minutes in the last seminar of the module.

Each core module is assessed by an essay of 5,000 words, each option module by an essay of 4,000 words.

In addition, students must submit a dissertation of not more than 15,000 words by 15 September of the year in which the taught course is completed.

The timetable

The course may be taken in one year (12 months) full-time or two years (24 months) part-time. Part-time students take the core modules in their first year and the optional modules in their second year. The core modules are taught on Wednesdays in the first and second semesters. The options are taught on other days of the week.

Programme Structure

  • Evolution and Entropy: Representations of the Sciences in Victorian Literature
  • Charles Dickens
  • The English Country House in Literature
  • Vices and Virtues: Behaving and Misbehaving in British Society (Historical Studies)
  • Women in Literature, Culture and Society, 1850-1900
  • Narrative: Theories, Texts and Practices
  • Literature and Culture in 1859
  • Understanding English and Welsh Communities and Cultures, 1800-2000 (Historical Studies)
  • The Brontes
  • Anglo-Jewish Literature and Culture
  • Modern Regional Cultures: Approaches and Skills
  • Modern Regional Societies
  • Managing Knowledge: Dictionaries and Ideology
  • Victorian Lives: Life-writing in the Victorian Period
  • Bibliography, Research Methods and Writing Skills (Core)

                          Detailed Programme Facts

                          • Full-time duration 12 months
                          • Study intensity Part-time, Full-time
                            • Intensity Flexible
                            • Duration part-time 24 months
                          • Credits
                            60 ECTS
                          • Languages
                            • English
                          • Delivery mode
                            On Campus
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                          Entry Requirements

                          • 2:1 honours degree in a related area (or equivalent).
                          • You will be asked to provide a personal statement (up to 500 words) as part of your application, explaining why you have chosen this course.
                          • You may also be asked to submit a short essay, for which questions will be provided.

                          English Language Requirements

                          • IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help you to improve your English to the necessary standard.

                          Tuition Fee Per Year

                          • GBP 14740 International
                          • GBP 7500 EU/EEA


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