Royal Holloway, University of London

Course Introduction

A central element of the course is the study of Victorian London; students will explore a variety of texts from a range of perspectives, from Dickens to the phenomenon of the department store; from the painters of fashionable life to the panic surrounding the Whitechapel murders. Students will also complete 3 other courses covering specialist areas of this rich period of literature and art, and towards the end of the course will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in a subject of their choice when completing the dissertation.

Course Modules

Modules include: Victorian London; the 19th'century novel: contexts, theories, readers; aestheticism and decadence in 19th'century literature and culture; the pre'raphaelite revolution; methods and materials of research; dissertation.

Course Additional Entry

UK upper 2nd Class Honours degree (2.1) or equivalent. Professional qualifications and work experience in an associated area will be considered. Applicants are invited to submit a sample of recent written work, such as 2 short essays or an extract from a dissertation, in support of their application. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 7 with 7 in writing, TOEFL (iBT) 100 with 26 in writing, or equivalent.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £13,500  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £5,700  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time
MA (Postgraduate)