Taught course

Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture

University of Chester · Department of English

Entry requirements

A minimum of a 2:2 honours degree (or equivalent) in English Literature or a related discipline (for example, English Language, Creative Writing, History, Theology and Religious Studies, Drama, Cultural Studies, Law, Politics, Psychology). Contact us if you are unsure if you meet the entry requirements. Applicants may be requested to provide an example of their previous academic work or may be invited for interview.

Months of entry


Course content

Our MA offers a rich interdisciplinary study of the key events, debates, discourses, genres, and preoccupations of the revolutionary 19th-century period and its afterlives. This is an opportunity to explore an era you may be familiar with in much greater depth, and with close attention to the fascinating contexts in which the texts were produced. Revisit authors you already love, and be introduced to new favourites, in a stimulating academic atmosphere.

The Department of English, housed in a Grade II listed building (The Vicarage) designed by John Douglas – in an institution 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 topics and genres, including Romantic poetry, sensation fiction, the Gothic, gender, material culture, science and technology, neo-Victorian fiction, children’s literature, crime, disability studies, travel literature, periodicals, regional and national identity, and many more. As part of the programme, and with the support of a supervisor, students will design, research and write a dissertation on a 19th-century author or theme chosen by them, developing specialisms of their own.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Department of English