Applicants for MA programmes in English and related literature will normally be expected to have obtained upper 2nd Class honours, or equivalent, in an appropriate subject. If you are a non-native English speaking applicant you must provide evidence of your English language ability. You need to show enough fluency in all aspects of English (reading, writing, speaking and listening) to the required level of the course you're applying to.
Months of entry
By setting Romantic and Sentimental writings alongside each other, this MA offers students an opportunity to find their own paths through the literary and cultural history of the period. The Romantic movement has traditionally been seen to dominate the aesthetic and literary output of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, but recent critical and historical scholarship has emphasized the range and diversity of contemporary literary forms and styles of writing which cannot comfortably be treated as though they were part of that movement.
By examining the selected literary and aesthetic works in the light of the historical circumstances in which they were produced, the MA offers participants the chance to develop a broad view of the major changes in sensibility and ideology of the period, and to investigate such contemporary issues as:
- the representation of landscape or revolution;
- the place of women as writers;
- the role of the periodicals as a cultural medium and the importance of ideas of Empire and the Orient;
- Romantic aesthetic theory and poetic practice.
Programme includes: one core compulsory module; three optional modules; a research skills training programme; a research dissertation.
Information for international students
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Fees and funding
Department and University scholarships may be available, please check our website for details: Fees and funding
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Administrator
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