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MA Country House: Art, History and Literature


Course Description

Start Dates

Campus-Based: October each year.
Distance Learning: February each year.

Course Description

This MA will provide you with a unique and wide-ranging introduction to the complex and ever-changing role of the country house in its local, regional and national environment. The course is taught by distance learning, so you can learn around your existing commitments in a way that suits you.

This fascinating course investigates the architectural development of the English country house and its artistic contents, as well as its place within history and literature. The course also examines the economic and political importance of the house and its impact on the landscape, plus the technologies employed to design, build and run it.

[[Course aims ]]

To gain a detailed knowledge of the major issues related to the study of the country house and of the literature on the subject, and to develop an understanding of the complex and changing position of the country house in its local, regional and national environment.

Distance Learning

This course is also available for study by distance learning with a start date in February each year. Modules for the distance learning course may vary.

(Please note: The information included on this webpage is indicative of the course provision provided by the University of Leicester. Due to regular enhancement of the University's courses, please refer to Leicester's own website (http://www.le.ac.uk) for the most accurate and up-to-date course information. We recommend that you familiarise yourself with this information prior to submitting an application.)

Visit the MA Country House: Art, History and Literature page on the University of Leicester website for more details!

Entry Requirements

A 2.1 honours degree or equivalent (e.g. GPA of 3 or higher for North American students) in any Arts or Humanities subject – including but not limited to: History, Art History, English Literature, Archaeology, Modern Languages, Museum Studies or Cultural Studies.If you don't have a suitable degree but do have experience in a relevant field, you are also welcome to apply. You may be required to write a qualifying essay to demonstrate your ability to work with confidence at postgraduate level.If English is not your first language, you must satisfy the University's English Language Requirements.

Course Fees

FT: UK/EU - £7,500 International: £14,105 DL : UK/EU/International - £7,805


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