Taught course

Romantic and Victorian Studies (MLitt)

University of St Andrews · School of English

Entry requirements

A good 2.1 Honours undergraduate degree in a subject-related area.

Months of entry


Course content

The MLitt in Romantic/Victorian Studies is an intensive one-year taught programme which considers texts and topics from across the 18th and 19th centuries.


  • Develop your skills as a researcher within a specific area of study by taking special topic modules.
  • Study Romantic and Victorian literature in relation to a diverse range of ideologies, including discourses of revolution and reform, debates about gender, and aestheticism.
  • Strengthen your knowledge of the historical, cultural, and critical contexts of nineteenth-century literature.
  • Acquire experience of independent research through work on a postgraduate dissertation.

Teaching format

Taught modules consist of weekly seminars and group discussions with class sizes ranging from three to ten students. Modules are assessed through coursework essays. The School of English prides itself on its support of student work through detailed feedback and commentary.

During the course of the year, but particularly during the last four months, students will research and write a 15,000-word dissertation on a topic of their choosing.


The modules in this programme have varying methods of delivery and assessment. For more details of each module, including weekly contact hours, teaching methods and assessment, please see the latest module catalogue which is for the 2017–2018 academic year; some elements may be subject to change for 2018 entry.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students
EU: £8,500  Overseas: £17,600

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


full time
24 months
part time
48 months


part time
21 months
full time
9 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Secretary
+44 (0)1334 46 2668