Taught course

Dickens and Victorian Culture

Institution
University of Kent · School of English
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

A first or second class honours degree in a relevant subject (or equivalent).

Months of entry

September

Course content




As the only named Master’s programme within the UK devoted to Charles Dickens, this programme studies the author in a place that perhaps offers more Dickensian associations than anywhere else in the world.

It combines a focus on both the local and the global author through compulsory modules contextualising the variety of ways in which Dickens engaged with the social, cultural and political issues of his age. Interdisciplinary approaches are employed, using Dickens as a focus, to consider the relationships between19th-century fiction and journalism, the Victorians’ engagement with material culture, and their fascination with the body and its metaphors.

Course structure

Modules
The following modules are indicative of the types of modules available, which may vary from year to year in response to new curriculum developments and innovation. Most programmes will require you to study a combination of compulsory and optional modules. You may also have the option to take modules from other programmes so that you may customise your programme and explore other subject areas that interest you.

You take at least two of the following:

  • EN835 - Dickens, the Victorians and the Body
  • EN876 - Dickens and the Condition of England
  • EN836 - Dickens and the Material Culture of the Victorian Novel

You then write a dissertation on a subject related to Dickens and/or Victorian culture between the start of the Summer Term and the end of August.

Information for international students

For detailed information see our English language requirements web pages. Please note that if you are required to meet an English language condition, we offer a number of pre-sessional courses in English for Academic Purposes through Kent International Pathways.

Fees and funding

Please visit our funding web pages

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
School of English
Email
englishpg@kent.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1227 823054