University of Leicester

Master in Victorian Studies - Máster en Estudios Victorianos

University of Leicester
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  • Imparte:
  • Modalidad:
    Presencial en Leicester
  • Precio:
    UK and EU Students: £7,500 / International Students: £14,105
  • Comienzo:
    Octubre 2017
  • Lugar:
    College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities
    4th & 11th Floor, Attenborough Tower, University R
    Leicester
    Reino Unido
  • Duración:
    1 Año
  • Idioma:
    El Curso se imparte en Inglés
  • Titulación:
    Master in Victorian Studies.

Presentación

The MA in Victorian Studies provides an inter-disciplinary approach to the study of the Victorian period. Members of the Department of History of Art and Film, the School of History, the Centres for English Local History and Urban History, and the School of English come together to form the Victorian Studies Centre. They are able to offer a broad and fascinating range of perspectives on Victorian literature, art and society in the light of modern cultural and literary theories. These perspectives, which may take into account feminist or postmodernist reading of texts, will offer a fresh outlook on familiar (or not so familiar) works.

This course offers you an ideal platform to delve into the areas of Victorian life that interest you the most, offering you greater depth and insight than previous studies. You will also be exposed to both the canonical works and hidden gems of the time, giving you an excellent grounding in this fascinating period of history.

Because you study the Victorian Society module in your first semester, you will be fully equipped with a knowledge of the Victorian era and its influence on the subsequent centuries, whilst becoming familiar with both the major developments and the nuances of the period. This knowledge will be invaluable throughout the rest of your MA in all core and option modules.

The option modules available to you reflect the huge range of our academics´ research interests - from 19th-century literature to social history and the history of science. You will be guaranteed to uncover a unique and fascinating aspect of Victorian life whilst doing this MA.

Particular research strengths are in life writing, microhistory (year studies), urban and rural history, and science and medicine in literature.


The information included on this webpage is indicative of the courses provided by the University of Leicester. Due to regular enhancement of the University’s courses, please refer to Leicester’s own website and Terms

Requisitos

2:1 honours degree in a related area (or equivalent).

English Language Requirements: IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help you to improve your English to the necessary standard.

Programa

Semester 1

Core modules:

Bibliography, Research Methods and Writing Skills 1

This module is compulsory for all new postgraduates in the School of English and in the Victorian Studies Centre. It meets on Wednesday mornings from 10.00 am to 12.00 noon in the first semester.

Victorian Society

We will study the Victorians by getting as close as we can to their own view of themselves. Our thinking, therefore, will engage with nineteenth-century ideas and feelings. In that sense ´Victorian Society´ will resemble a literature module. But we will also endeavour to see those ideas and feelings in their time and place. In that sense ´Victorian Society´ will resemble a history module. Throughout, the meaning of ‘Victorian’ will stretch beyond Queen Victoria’s reign. We will be concerned with what historians call ‘the long nineteenth century’ – 1790 to 1914.

Option modules, choose one option module from:

Evolution and Entropy: The Sciences in Victorian Literature
The English Country House in Literature
Women in Literature, Culture, and Society, 1850-1900
Narrative: Theories, Texts, and Practices
Literature and Culture in 1859
Understanding English and Welsh Communities and Cultures, 1800-2000
The Brontës
Modern Regional Cultures: Approaches and Skills
Modern Regional Societies
Victorian Lives: Life-Writing in the Victorian Period


Semester 2

Core modules:

Approaches to Victorian Literature and Culture

The module takes three different approaches to the study of Victorian literature and culture. The first is to look at the oeuvre of a particular author, considering the development of an author’s ideas and literary techniques across their career and examining their writing in different genres. The second is to consider a particular theme in Victorian literature and culture, tracking this concern in writing (and the visual arts) across the entire period, and examining how the theme is dealt with in radically different ways in a variety of genres. The third is to focus on a particular portion of the Victorian age, attempting to understand how literary texts produced in that historical ‘moment’ engaged both with contemporary events and with each other.

Dissertation

Students will submit a 15,000-word dissertation by 15 September of the year in which they submit their proposal.

Choose one option module from:

Evolution and Entropy: The Sciences in Victorian Literature
The English Country House in Literature
Women in Literature, Culture, and Society, 1850-1900
Narrative: Theories, Texts, and Practices
Literature and Culture in 1859
Understanding English and Welsh Communities and Cultures, 1800-2000
The Brontës
Modern Regional Cultures: Approaches and Skills
Modern Regional Societies
Victorian Lives: Life-Writing in the Victorian Period

Salidas profesionales

A Masters degree in Victorian Studies is an excellent preparation for a wide range of careers. As well as deepening your knowledge in your chosen areas, you will also develop transferable skills, such as research, analysis and presentation skills.

Completing an MA can be the first step in an academic career in Higher or Further Education, whilst also enhancing your career options outside the field of academia.

One popular career choice is teaching English, either in the UK, having completed a PGCE, or abroad, with a TEFL or TESOL qualification. Many of our students go on to careers as journalists on local, national and specialist newspapers and magazines. The fields of publishing, advertising, arts administration, PR, television, the film industry and other media-related jobs are also ideal destinations for English Studies graduates.

Previous graduates have gone on to careers as:

archivists
civil servants
librarians
parliamentary researchers
social workers

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