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Victorian Literature MA

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  • Objectives
    To provide opportunities for the advanced study of the literature and culture of the period 1832 to 1901. The programme aims to provide a foundation for students wishing to proceed to a PhD in the area of Victorian studies and others to develop and extend their interests in this period.
  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements * English language requirements: IELTS 6.5 with no grade below 6.0 in any of the four skills tested, TOEFL (paper-based) requirement is 580, with 4.5 on the Test of Written English, TOEFL (computer-based) requirement is 240, with 4.5 on the essay rating included in the test. * Academic entry requirements: Good first degree (1st or 2:i) in English or closely related subject.
  • Academic Title
    Victorian Literature MA
  • Course description
    School of English
    The School of English has a thriving postgraduate community with approximately 70 research students, a mixture of full and part-time, split-site and collaborative with external organisations.

        * The School achieved the 5*A in the 2001 RAE exercise and intends to maintain the equivalent of this in the forthcoming 2008 exercise. Staff and graduate students actively research in all of the areas listed below.
        * The School has hosted several international conferences organised by staff as well as graduate conferences devised and administered by the School’s research students. It also features several research groups, including the Postcolonial Research Group and Renaissance Research Group, which organise regular seminar series.
        * The School also participates in Faculty research groups such as the American Research Seminar and Eighteenth-Century Seminar. In addition, graduate students organise their own fortnightly Postgraduate Research Seminar where they present and discuss their research. The School frequently enjoys success in both national and international funding competitions (e.g. AHRC, ORS).

    What you study
    The programme comprises a selection of taught options, a compulsory, team-taught core module, ‘Reading Victorian Literature: History, Text and Context’, a research methods module, and a supervised dissertation on a topic of the student’s own choice.

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