Taught course

Jane Austen

University of Southampton · School of Humanities

Entry requirements

First- or upper second class honours degree in an Arts related subject.

Months of entry


Course content

The MA in Jane Austen is an exciting and innovative programme that will enable you to study Jane Austen's work, her culture, and her reception. In workshops, seminars, guest lectures, and individual meetings with your tutors, you will learn about the historical and literary contexts that made Jane Austen, and chart the way that her popularity has increased in the modern day, impacting the tourist and heritage industries.

The programme combines academic and practical approaches, marrying the study of eighteenth-century culture and a range of modern scholarly approaches to Austen with insights into the heritage industry and literary tourism, and providing you with a broad set of skills. You will be taught by a team of specialists from the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Southampton who have published broadly on Austen, and who have experience of working in heritage positions. In addition, you will enjoy a lively programme of relevant events put on by the Southampton Centre for Eighteenth-Century Studies, and have unique access to the archives at Chawton House, former home of Austen’s brother, and now an internationally-recognised research centre for the study of early women’s writing.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
+44 (0) 23 8059 6809