Taught course

Nineteenth Century Literature and Culture

Institution
University of Chester · Department of English
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

Applicants require a minimum of a good second class honours degree, or the equivalent, in an appropriate discipline. Admission is subject to written application, references, and evidence of written work. Applicants may be invited for interview.

Months of entry

October

Course content

The MA in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture explores the dynamic relationship between literary texts of the long 19th century (1789-1914) and the fascinating culture from which they emerged.

The Department of English, housed in a Grade II-listed Vicarage designed by John Douglas, in a University founded in 1839 and officially opened by Gladstone in 1842, has longstanding teaching and research strengths in 19th-century literature.

Our course is taught by a dedicated and experienced team of tutors with expertise in a wide range of areas, including Romantic poetry; the Sensation novel; detective fiction; the Gothic; and 19th-century Irish, American and South African literature. Our research publications include work on Shelley, Coleridge, the Brontës, Dickens, Collins, Eliot, travel literature, women and material culture, the Victorian periodical press, literature of the Great Famine, colonialism, Neo-Victorian literature, and representations of the body.

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions
Email
postgrad@chester.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 1244 511000