Taught course

Victorian Literature, Art and Culture

Royal Holloway, University of London · Department of English

Entry requirements

UK Upper Second Class Honours degree (2:1) or equivalent. Professional qualifications and work experience in an associated area will be considered.

Months of entry


Course content

Taught at our Centre for Victorian Studies, this lively course offers you the opportunity to study 19th-century literature and art history in the midst of the outstanding Victorian architecture of our Egham campus.

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.

You will also complete three other courses covering specialist areas of this rich period of literature and art ,and towards the end of the course you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in a subject of your choice when completing the dissertation.

Information for international students

English Language requirements: IELTS 7 with 7 in writing, TOEFL (iBT) 100 with 26 in writing, or equivalent, for non-native English speaking applicants.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

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Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Sophie Gilmartin