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  • Study Type

    Full time & Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    Languages, Literature & Culture

  • Start Date


  • Course Duration

    1 year full-time. 2 years part-time.

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  • Course Fees

    For information on up-to-date course fees please visit the website website

  • Last Updated

    10 January 2019

Course content

The Course

MA Nineteenth Century Studies offers a study of the 'long 19th Century' and is built on the University of Lincoln’s academic and research expertise in the subjects of English, History and Art History.

There is a particular focus on literature, history, art history and material culture studies. Taught by experts in the field, students have the opportunity to consider elements of museum studies, religious studies, the history of science, architecture and print culture.

You will have the opportunity to make use of the historical resources available in the city of Lincoln, including the literary manuscripts and extensive archive materials held in the city's Tennyson Research Centre.

How You Study

Most teaching takes the form of two-hour seminars. All modules are taught by a team of academics according to their specialist interests. Tutorials will be given to guide you in your individual projects. There will be workshop-style sessions in the Tennyson Research Centre, and some field trips.

You undertake two core modules, two optional modules, and a dissertation. The first core module provides an introduction to interdisciplinary study through a focus on the life, work and reputation of the poet Alfred Tennyson.

The second core module gives you the chance to develop a broad sense of the nineteenth-century context, through a study of some of the key developments of the era (cultural, political, social etc).

Two options can then be chosen from modules built around staff research interests, such as the city, the natural world, transatlantic relations, the legacies of Romanticism, life writing, and the history of the book.

The dissertation gives you the opportunity to pursue your own research interests, choosing a focused topic and relevant disciplinary methodology with the guidance of a tutor.

Certificate, Diploma, and Master's level qualifications can be awarded at different exit points from the programme.


For more specific modules please take a look at the website https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/course/CENSTDMA/

How You Are Assessed

The majority of assessment is through written projects, which are essays on topics of the student's choice, guided by a tutor. These essays vary from 1,500-5,000 words. Some modules require presentations. The MA also entails a 15,000-word dissertation.

Visit the MA Nineteenth Century Studies page on the University of Lincoln website for more details!




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