Queen Mary, University of London

Course Introduction

This course aims to prepare students to formulate a research topic, identify research materials, and present an argument in written and oral form that is formed by alternative interpretations. Students who complete the pathway will be aware of the interdisciplinary debates concerning the literature and history of this period, and will have engaged with a variety of materials: theoretical, visual, historical, and literary. You will also be able to deploy a range of appropriate skills in research, bibliography, and IT.

Course Modules

Modules include: Ideas and metaphors: 1700'1820; london panoramas; resources for research. Optional modules may include: autobiographical literature and religious dissent; metro'intellectuals: women writing and the city, 1780'1824; primitivism and progress; the propaganda war in london, 1793'1796; polite and popular culture in the eighteenth'century; romantic manifestos; romantic worldview: the orient and others; selfhood and enlightenment in the long eighteenth century; sociability: literature and the city, 1660'1780; cultures of friendship.

Course Additional Entry

An upper 2nd class Honours degree in English or such related fields as history, cultural studies and media studies. Where a North American marking scheme is used, applicants should have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.2. Applicants without formal qualifications can be considered on an individual basis.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £14,400  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £7,950  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time
MA (Postgraduate) £7,200  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 years
Part Time
MA (Postgraduate) £3,975  Academic year. First year home fees