Taught course

English: Victorian Literature

University of Liverpool · School of English

Entry requirements

You will need a good 2:1 class Bachelors degree in English studies or a similar subject.

Months of entry


Course content

Whether you simply enjoy Victorian literature or are looking to prepare for further research, the Victorian Literature pathway provides a comprehensive training in nineteenth-century literature and culture. Victorian studies at Liverpool has a long history of combining a strong literary focus with a commitment to innovative critical techniques and interdisciplinary study, and the modules examine such varied issues as the relationship of Victorian writers to their Romantic predecessors; the impact of different sub-cultures in the Victorian period (print culture, theatrical culture, scientific culture); the rich variety of poetry and fantasy in the period; and how the Victorians have been received and re-shaped in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

The Victorian Literature pathway also offers the opportunity for students to go on organized visits to local Victorian heritage sites including the nineteenth-century art collections at the Walker Art Gallery and the Lady Lever Art Gallery.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

PG Recruitment
+44 (0)151 794 5927