Victorian Literature (MA)

University of Liverpool the United Kingdom

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The award

How long you will study
1 year

Domestic course fees
GBP 5135 per year

How you will study

Course starts

International course fees
GBP 11862 per year

All study options

About Victorian Literature at University of Liverpool

This MA in Victorian Literature was one of the first to be established on the period in the UK and concentrates on close analysis of a broad range of literary texts from the period. 

The programme has a great deal to offer, whether you simply enjoy Victorian literature or want to prepare for further study. Teaching is usually in small groups, in informal surroundings.

Victorian Studies at Liverpool has a long history of combining a strong literary focus with a commitment to innovative critical techniques and interdisciplinary study. This is reflected in the courses offered on the MA, which offer a programme examining such varied issues such as the relationship of Victorian writers to their Romantic predecessors; the impact of different sub-cultures in the Victorian period (print culture, scientific culture, theatrical culture, decadent culture); the relationship between the individual and society; and how the Victorians have been received and re-shaped in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.     

Your studies will be greatly enhanced by the fact that we run the Gladstone Centre for Victorian Studies in Wales and the North West of England in partnership with other local universities and with Gladstone's Library. There is the opportunity for some MA students to attend weekend discussion colloquia at the Library and chat to academics and postgraduates in Victorian studies from across the North West in an informal and convivial setting, and as part of the MA course all students undertake a research project at the Library, developing their own archival skills in one of the country's most valuable and stimulating Victorian collections.

We welcome postgraduate applications from candidates of all backgrounds and experience.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMAHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study1 year
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 5135 per yearInternational course feesGBP 11862 per year
  • The awardMAHow you will studyPart-timeHow long you will study2 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 2568 per yearInternational course fees find out

Entry requirements

For entry to our Masters programmes a good 2:1 class Bachelors degree in English studies or a similar subject is required. We would also request a 2,000-3,000 word sample of your writing (usually an undergraduate essay) to be submitted alongside the documentation identified in the Applying tab as part of your application for this programme. International qualifications Applications from international students are welcome. International qualifications will be evaluated in line with the National Recognition Information Centre (NARIC) guidelines. English language qualifications All applicants must have reached a minimum required standard of English language, and are required to provide evidence of this. Qualifications accepted by the University include GCSE English; GCE O level English; AS Level English; A Level English Language; IELTS; TOEFL; Cambridge Proficiency etc. Please see for a full list. If you meet our other academic requirements but do not achieve the required level of English, it is possible to come and study at Liverpool on the University’s summer academic English programmes. The University's English Language Centre provides tuition and arranges IELTS tests. For more uinformation about this, and the specific entry requirements for this programmes/department please visit IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.0 in each component) TOEFL iBT 88 or above with minimum scores in components as follows: Listening and Writing 21, Reading 22, Speaking 23. TOEFL Paper 600 International Baccalaureate Higher Level (Grade 5) Hong Kong use of English AS level C INDIA Standard XII 70% or above from Central and Metro State Boards WAEC C4-6

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