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

Our MA in Jane Austen is an interdisciplinary programme for the study of Jane Austen’s culture, her work, her reception, and the implications of her continuing and increasing popularity in the modern day. You will be taught by a team of specialists from the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Southampton 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. The programme combines academic and practical approaches, marrying the study of Jane Austen’s historical and cultural context and a range of modern scholarly approaches to Austen with insights into the heritage industry and literary tourism.

The MA Jane Austen programme may be studied over one year (full-time) or two years (part-time). It consists of two compulsory core modules Approaches to Jane Austen and Jane Austen and the Heritage Industry the 15,000-word dissertation, as well as a choice of up to four option modules.

As a student on the MA Jane Austen, you will also have the opportunity to audit a selection of relevant undergraduate modules to augment your own knowledge.

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

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