Taught course

Romantic/Victorian Studies

University of St Andrews · School of English

Entry requirements

A good 2.1 honours undergraduate degree or equivalent, in a subject-related area

Months of entry


Course content

Course information

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.
  • Focus on a range of Romantic and Victorian texts, including works by Jane Austen, Charlotte Brontë, John Keats, and Oscar Wilde.
  • Study Romantic and Victorian literature through a diverse range of ideologies, including discourses of revolution and reform, debates about gender, and aestheticism.

Teaching format

Taught modules consist of weekly and fortnightly seminars and group discussions with class sizes ranging from three to ten students. Modules are assessed through coursework essays.

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

Information for international students

International students are expected to achieve IELTS overall grade 8.0 with 8.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students


Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment67
Dissertation33 (15000 words)

Course contact details

Postgraduate Secretary
+44 (0) 1334 462 668