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English Literary Studies (Nineteenth Century) (MA)

University of Southampton

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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Avenue Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    30-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

About this course

Explore 19th century English literature in-depth with a master’s degree at the University of Southampton.

Our course gives you the opportunity to specialise in the culture and history of the 19th century, covering topics such as:

  • key debates in 19th century studies
  • the literary marketplace and its cultures
  • changes to aesthetics and taste during the 19th century
  • issues of gender, race, class, science and capitalism
  • material culture and print culture

On completion of the course, you’ll be ready for a career in teaching, publishing, librarianship or cultural heritage.

You’ll get the chance to carry out advanced-level research and independent critical thinking, and to make effective use of archives, manuscripts, and research libraries.

This pathway is linked to the Southampton Centre for Nineteenth-Century Research, where an interdisciplinary group of over 70 staff, student and external researchers debate key issues in 19th century studies. The centre also hosts events including guest speakers, seminars and conferences.

We offer a flexible module structure which is designed to give you an advanced understanding of cultural analysis, textual interpretation and theoretical method.

You’ll explore the interrelations of text, theory and culture across the field of English literary and cultural studies. We’ll work with you to:

  • develop your knowledge of critical and research methods
  • raise your awareness of the historical and critical reception of literature in various periods
  • explore the role of literature in a contested cultural framework

Careers

A master's in nineteenth century literature is excellent preparation for a career in teaching, publishing and arts administration. Our graduates go on to careers in:

  • writing (from journalism to fiction)
  • education
  • international PhD programmes
  • teaching
  • broadcasting
  • creative industries

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 19,850per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Southampton

  • University League Table

    14th

  • Campus address

    University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton, Hampshire, SO17 1BJ, England

Southampton is proud of its inclusive global community and welcomes students from over 130 countries, including 6,800 EU and international students.
Southampton's Students' Union (SUSU) has over 40 cultural and international groups that help with social connections for international communities.
Specialist careers support and paid Year in Employment and internship opportunities prepare international students for their future.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    23rd out of 100 4

    16th out of 90 7

  • Entry standards

    / Max 206
    143 70%

    25th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70 70%

    28th

    12
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.17 83%

    33rd

    4
  • Entry standards

    / Max 213
    140 72%

    26th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70 70%

    16th

    13
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.98 80%

    63rd

    5

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