Goldsmiths, University of London

Course Introduction

This pathway enhances students knowledge and understanding of the literature of 19th'century Britain and its relationship to a wide variety of cultural, intellectual, geographic and historical contexts. The core course which is at the centre of this pathway, 19th'century literature: Romanticisms engages students in the study of notions of Romanticism throughout the 19th'century, and consolidate their knowledge of Romantic and Victorian literature. In particular, students look at: some of the ways in which writers sought to understand Britain's place in European and global contexts, and in terms of the example of Classical civilisations; attempts to engage with radicalism and revolutionary change; the development of new forms and literary movements, and the adaptation of established genres to ensure the continuing importance of literature in a self'consciously modern age; notions of influence and intertextuality in the context of Romantic and Victorian writing. Core course and options will draw on a variety of medias (verbal, visual, filmic).

Course Modules

Modules include: 19th'century literature: Romanticisms; plus 3 options from the large provision of the department, choosing at least 1 of these in an area that is relevant to 19th'century literature.

Course Additional Entry

An undergraduate degree of at least upper 2nd Class standard in a relevant subject; applicants whose 1st language is not English need a minimum score of 7.0 in IELTS (including 7.0 in the written element) or equivalent; an essay (written in English).

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate)
2 years
Part Time
MA (Postgraduate)