M.A. Country House: Art, History and Literature

  • On Campus
  • 12 months
  • EUR14000 Year (Non-EEA)
  • English (IELTS accepted)
University of Leicester | Leicester, United Kingdom
This is for you if... you want an interesting and wide-ranging introduction to the complex and changing position of the country house in its local, regional and national environment.

Description of Country House: Art, History and Literature


On the MA in Country House: Art, History and Literature you will study the architectural development of the country house and its artistic contents, as well as its place within literature. We will also explore the economic and political importance of the house and its impact on the landscape, plus the technologies employed to design, build and run it.

As a postgraduate student in the Centre for the Study of the Country House you will have the opportunity to take part in activities run by the Centre including the annual guest lecture and individual study days at Lamport Hall, as well as visits to other country houses, museums and galleries.

You will be taught by a team of staff drawn from the University of Leicester's Department of History of Art and Film, School of English and School of History who are not only passionate about their teaching, but are also at the cutting edge of research in this area.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline as early as possible
Tuition fee
  • EUR 14000 Year (Non-EEA)
  • EUR 5470 Year (EEA)
Start date October  2015
Duration full-time 12 months
  • English
Take an IELTS test
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time
Intensity Flexible
Part-time variant Flexible

Course Content

Course modules

  • The Country House in History
  • Country House Research Skills

Plus two option modules from:

  • The Country House; Management, Preservation, Education
  • The Country House in Film and Television
  • The Country House in Literature

Plus your dissertation

English Language Requirements

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TOEFL iBT® test

IMPORTANT NOTE: Per 6 April 2015 only the English language tests from IELTS and Trinity College London are accepted for Tier 4 Visa applications to the United Kingdom. Other tests (including TOEFL, TOEIC, Pearson, City & Guilds) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. Since the Trinity College London language tests must be taken in one of their exam centres in the UK, IELTS is now the only language test accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK that can be taken worldwide.

The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

Requirements for Country House: Art, History and Literature

Normally at least a good second-class honours degree or its equivalent.

If you do not have a degree but do have experience in a related field - such as some aspect of the heritage industry - you are still welcome to apply. We may ask you to write a sample essay to demonstrate that you can confidently work at postgraduate level.

Work Experience for Country House: Art, History and Literature

No work experience is required.

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