Taught course

Victorian Literature, Art and Culture

Institution
Royal Holloway, University of London · Department of English
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

UK Upper Second Class Honours degree (2:1) or equivalent.

Candidates with relevant professional qualifications and work experience in an associated area will also be considered.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Taught by experts from the Centre for Victorian Studies, this course offers you the opportunity to study nineteenth-century literature and art history in the midst of the outstanding Victorian architecture of our Egham campus. With the magnificent Victorian Founder’s Building and unique resources including the College’s own Victorian Picture Gallery and archives you couldn’t ask for a better location in which to study this fascinating period.

A central element of the course is the study of Victorian London; you will explore a variety of texts from a range of perspectives, from Dickens to the phenomenon of the department store; from the painters of fashionable life to the panic surrounding the Whitechapel murders. With London just a short train ride away from the main College campus, you will benefit from first-hand experience of the Victorian cityscape and access to archives.

You will also complete three other courses covering specialist areas of this rich period of literature and art and immerse yourself in a topic of your choice when completing the dissertation.

  • You will be supported by academic experts who work in the disciplines of art history, literature, or cultural history.
  • You will be offered the unique opportunity to undertake an optional internship of 4-6 weeks in the summer, in a leading library, museum, publisher or other setting.
  • You will be invited to participate in the regular research seminars and graduate reading groups organised under the auspices of the Centre for Victorian Studies as a route to preparing for PhD research.

Join a department that's joint 2nd in the UK for outstanding and world-leading research environments (REF 2014). You'll benefit from our incredible research: over two thirds of our research was judged ‘world leading and internationally excellent’ in REF 2014. All staff in the department are highly regarded scholars, writers and critics who are engaged in research, writing ground-breaking books, talking to or writing in the national media, and providing expert advice to organisations including the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Department for Education and other national and international bodies.

Designed to be flexible, this course can be studied full-time for one year or part-time over two years.

Information for international students

IELTS score of 7.0 with 7.0 in writing and no sub-score below 5.5 for non-native English speaking applicants.

See our International pages for more information.

Fees and funding

UK students
£7,000
International students
£14,500

See our Postgraduate fees and funding pages to find out more about funding options, including loans, grants, scholarships and bursaries.

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Sophie Gilmartin
Email
s.gilmartin@royalholloway.ac.uk