Taught course

Victorian Literature and Culture

University of Kent · School of English

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Entry requirements

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

All applicants are considered on an individual basis and additional qualifications, professional qualifications and relevant experience may also be taken into account when considering applications.

Months of entry


Course content

This MA programme develops your understanding of Victorian Literature and Culture. Built on the research expertise of staff from the Centre for Victorian Literature, this programme offers an interdisciplinary approach to the study of Victorian literature and culture.

The nineteenth century was a time of unprecedented social and cultural change. This course gives you the opportunity to study innovations in journalism and print culture through the lens of Dickens and his journalism. You will also have the opportunity to study modules that examine how new ways of thinking about the body and sexuality; environmentalism and sustainability; and Britain's relationship with the transatlantic and colonial world informed the aesthetic and cultural debates articulated in nineteenth-century literature.

Information for international students

Please see our International website for entry requirements by country and other relevant information. Due to visa restrictions, international fee-paying students cannot study part-time unless undertaking a distance or blended-learning programme with no on-campus provision.

English language entry requirements

The University requires all non-native speakers of English to reach a minimum standard of proficiency in written and spoken English before beginning a postgraduate degree. Certain subjects require a higher level.

For detailed information see our English language requirements web pages.

Need help with English?

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

For further information about funding, including scholarships, please visit our funding web pages.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

School of English
+44 (0)1227 823054