Taught course

English Literary Studies (Nineteenth Century)

University of Southampton · School of Humanities

Entry requirements

First- or upper second-class degree or an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University in English literature or a cognate discipline.

Months of entry


Course content

The programme comprises a wide range of topics and approaches, enabling students to practise textual, cultural and theoretical modes of analysis important to advanced research in English and the humanities in general. The dissertation allows you to focus on a single topic. This pathway allows you to specialise in the history and culture of the long nineteenth century through interdisciplinary study encompassing literature, history, publishing and print culture, and visual and material culture. You will be introduced to concepts and issues central to current research in the period, and will participate in study visits to national archives and resources.

Core modules: Adventures in Literary Research; Approaches to the Nineteenth Century.

Optional modules: Victorian Readers and the Politics of Print; The Victorian Monarchy; Imperialism and Decolonisation; Modernisms and Modernities; Literature and Law; Literature and Race; Unknown Jane Austen; Special Project: Text, Context, Intertext; Special Project: Text, Culture, Theory; Poetry and the City; other relevant MA English or History modules; another Humanities or Winchester School of Art MA module.

Plus dissertation

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

+44 (0) 23 8059 8062