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  • Objectives
    To provide an inter-disciplinary approach to the study of the Victorian period. Members of the Department of History of Art and Film, the School of Historical Studies, and the Centres for English Local History and Urban History, together with members of the English Department, offer a range of perspectives on Victorian literature, art and society in the light of modern cultural and literary theory.
  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements Normally a good second class honours degree or its equivalent.
  • Academic Title
    MA in Victorian Studies
  • Course description
    The list of course tutors below illustrates the inter-disciplinary nature of the course.

    -Professor R Colls: Historical Studies
    -Rev Dr J Crossley: History of Art and Film
    -Dr G Dawson: English
    -Dr H Furneaux: English
    -Professor R Foulkes: English
    -Dr J North: English
    -Professor R Rodger: Urban History Centre
    -Professor J Shattock: English
    -Professor K Snell: Centre for English Local History

    Course modules
    Core modules:

    -Approaches to Victorian Literature and Culture
    -Victorian Society
    -Bibliography, Research Methods and Writing Skills
    -Dissertation

    Option modules (two from the following, which may vary from year to year):

    -Victorian Cities
    -Pre-Raphaelites in Context
    -Charles Dickens
    -Nineteenth-Century Women’s Writing
    -Evolution and Entropy: Representations of the Sciences in Victorian Literature
    -Modern Regional Cultures
    -Modern Regional Societies
    -English Drama in Transition, 1890-1914
    -Editing and Textual Criticism
    -The English Country House in Literature
    -Victorian Lives: Life-writing in the Victorian Period

    Teaching and assessment methods

    The dissertation (maximum 20,000 words) is individually supervised and separately assessed. All other modules are taught by diverse methods in seminar or tutorial groups. Each of the four taught modules is assessed by an essay of between 4,000 and 5,000 words

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