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MA Victorian Literature and Culture

University of York

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    University of York

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

The MA in Victorian Literature and Culture explores the engagement of nineteenth-century literature with a wide range of political, social and aesthetic issues. You will encounter writing in a variety of styles and genres, and come to be familiar with both contemporary and modern critical perspectives.

This flexible programme gives you the choice to specialise within the Victorian period or to explore a range of research interests across the nineteenth century, including interdisciplinary options from departments including History and History of Art.

Taught and supervised by world-leading scholars, the course will develop your research skills and you'll be able to apply these to a substantial piece of independent research. This will provide you with a foundation for doctoral research, as well as transferable skills for related careers in teaching, publishing, arts management and journalism. ?

You’ll engage with the wider research culture of the Department of English, one of the UK's largest research centres in modern English, and there will be a diverse schedule of seminars, conferences and reading groups for you to attend. You’ll also be part of the Humanities Research Centre, a vibrant interdisciplinary hub which will enable you to form close social and intellectual bonds over the course of your study.

Course content

You'll have the opportunity to study the cultural meaning and associations of the variety of styles and genres in which Victorian literature was produced. You'll develop an understanding of the engagement of Victorian literature with a range of political, social and aesthetic issues in the period, and different critical perspectives on Victorian literature. Your option modules allow for more specialised study of particular issues relevant to the study of nineteenth-century literature and its historical, social and political contexts.

Careers and skills

Our postgraduates go into academia and teaching, arts administration, journalism, broadcasting, public relations, social work, politics, the civil service, and management consultancy. Many alumni have also gone on to become successful novelists, poets and playwrights.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 18,700per 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 York

  • University League Table

    18th

  • Campus address

    University of York, Heslington, York, York, YO10 5DD, England

Inspiring teaching delivered by leading academics, integrated with award-winning employability programmes, equips students for the international labour market.
A diverse campus community of students from over 150 countries that offers a lifelong global alumni network.
Specialist international student support includes orientation, immigration advice, Language Skills Centres, and International Pathway College programmes.

Subject rankings

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    21st out of 105 5

  • Entry standards

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    154 76%

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  • Graduate prospects

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    74 74%

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  • Student satisfaction

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    4.24 85%

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    151 78%

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    76 76%

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    3.88 78%

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    137 71%

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    70 70%

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  • Student satisfaction

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    3.83 77%

    78th

    13

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