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Victorian Literature, Art and Culture

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Victorian Literature, Art and Culture

  • Option 1 year full time or 2 years part time
  • Year of entry 2020
  • Campus Egham

The course

Taught by experts from the Centre for Victorian Studies, this course offers you the opportunity to study nineteenth-century literature and art history in the midst of the outstanding Victorian architecture of our Egham campus.  With the magnificent Victorian Founder’s Building and unique resources including the College’s own Victorian Picture Gallery and archives you couldn’t ask for a better location in which to study this fascinating period.

A central element of the course is the study of Victorian London; you 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.  With London just a short train ride away from the main College campus, you will benefit from first-hand experience of the Victorian cityscape and access to archives.

You will also complete three other courses covering specialist areas of this rich period of literature and art and immerse yourself in a topic of your choice when completing the dissertation.

For some of you, the shift to online learning will be unfamiliar, but the department of English has been providing resources and learning support online for some time through TeacherHub>English. Primarily aimed at teachers of English Literature at KS5, TeacherHub>English also provides an insight into our MAs by introducing you to our staff and to a range of materials which can support your studies. On our teaching resources page, you will find colleagues introducing ways of studying key Victorian texts. We have also rounded up a range of the best freely available resources to support your studies through the Covid-19 crisis.

English Postgraduate Admissions

Dr Sophie Gilmartin

Postgraduate Taught Director

+44 (0)1784 443215

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