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MA English Literature: Literature and Culture 1700-1900

Queen Mary University of London School of English and Drama

Full time & Part time See Course MA 1 year Full-time / 2 years Part-time

About the course

This new MA pathway examines the transformation of English literature across a two-hundred-year period which saw the emergence of a modern public culture in the eighteenth century, the rise of Romanticism at a time of revolution and war, and the social and cultural changes of the Victorian era. The pathway combines the close reading of a wide range of male and female authors with interdisciplinary study of the broader culture, examining literary innovation and experiment alongside developments in philosophy, politics, science and commerce. Topics studied may include the popular culture of the coffee house and tavern, the history of the senses, periodical culture, Gothic, the impact of Continental aesthetics, genre theory, the culture of religious dissent, representations of gender and

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Entry Requirements

Degree requirements: A 2:1 or above at undergraduate level in English or a related subject such as History, Cultural Studies and Media Studies.

Other routes: Promising applicants who do not meet the formal academic criteria but who possess relevant credentials and who can demonstrate their potential to produce written work at Masters level will also be considered. As part of the admissions process, we may call for examples of written and artistic work and/or interview candidates.


Full-time study

September 2020 | 1 year

Home and EU: £9,950
International: £18,000

Part-time study

September 2020 | 2 years

Home and EU: £5,000
International: £9,000

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Student Profile(s)

Scarlett Hirst, 2017 MA English Studies: Victorian Literature student (previous version of this course)

My highlights of the programme have been reading and writing on obscure texts that I never would have discovered had I not been on the MA course at QMUL.

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