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MA Nineteenth-Century Studies examines the literature, history, culture and digital humanities of the nineteenth century, with opportunities to participate in field trips to cultural heritage organisations and undertake work-based projects.

The programme explores different approaches to Romantic literature, such as new ways of close reading Romantic writing, and examines the role of feeling and emotion in the writing of this period. You will also engage with Victorian literature, building subject knowledge across a range of Victorian discourses and texts, from the sensation novel of the 1860s to the Gothic anxieties of the fin de siècle.

The literature of the nineteenth century is placed into the context of cultural development, with a particular focus on Victorian leisure and entertainment practices.

Specific aspects of English can also be explored in depth on our MRes Masters by Research or PhD Doctor of Philosophy, you can train to teach English on our PGCE Secondary English (Age Phase 11-16) with QTS, or gain practical skills in language learning and education on our MA TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages).

Roy Bayfield

I chose to pursue a postgraduate course to broaden my intellectual horizons and study my areas of interest in depth.

Roy Bayfield

MA Nineteenth Century Studies

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Nineteenth-Century Studies student, Grace Marks

My advice to anyone considering postgraduate study would be to chat to the lecturers who will be teaching you and make sure the course is right for you.

Grace Marks

Nineteenth-Century Studies

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English students are based in Creative Edge, a state-of-the-art £17million building offering highly contemporary facilities.

The £17 million Creative Edge building features a lecture theatre, seminar rooms, IT facilities and smaller tutorial spaces. It has everything you need to become a capable, versatile, creative writer and thinker. Creative Edge’s social learning spaces are ideal for passionate discussion with like-minded creatives.

You’ll develop the practical skills, analytical tools and confidence for wherever your creative flair and insight takes you.

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