Victorian Studies MA

University Of Leicester, United Kingdom


Next enrollment cycle

September 2022

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Total Course Fee

USD 23,219

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  • 1 Years
  • On Campus
  • Postgraduate
  • Degree
Our MA in Victorian Studies provides an inter-disciplinary approach to the study of the Victorian period. Leicester is home to the internationally renowned Victorian Studies Centre and you’ll benefit from our expertise as the longest established Victorian Studies Centre in the UK.
  • Founded in 1966, our Centre has a 50 year tradition of innovation and excellence, with research strengths in Victorian science, Life-Writing, Dickens, and the Brontës, among others. Our students also benefit from a range of extracurricular activities from reading groups and public seminars, to our annual Victorian Studies Lecture. We were also proud to host the George Eliot Bicentenary Conference in July 2019, which brought together scholars from across the globe. Our welcoming, internationally-diverse postgraduate community will provide a supportive and stimulating environment for your studies.
  • 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 both to 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, while 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 are bound to uncover unique and fascinating aspects of Victorian life whilst doing this MA.
  • The Victorian Studies Centre draws on a number of research areas, including History of Art and Film, History, English Local History, Urban History and English. 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.

Enrollment Cycles

  • September 2022

Entry requirements

  • 2:1 honours degree in a related area (or equivalent).
  • You will be asked to provide a personal statement as part of your application, explaining why you have chosen this course.
  • Where appropriate, you may be asked to submit an essay as part of our admissions process. We will contact you if this is the case.

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.


  • Research Methods and Writing Skills
  • Approches to Victorian Literature and Culture
  • Victorian Society
  • Plus your Dissertation

Option modules

Choose three option modules from:

  • Evolution and Entropy: Changing Representations of the Sciences in Victorian Literature
  • Victorian Lives: Life-Writing in the Victorian Period
  • Women in Literature, Culture, and Society, 1850-1900
  • The Brontës
  • Dickens and the 1840s
  • Bodies 1850-1918
  • UK and EU Students 
  • This is the total course fee.
  • Starting in September 2021 
  • MA: £8,190
  • If you are resident outside the UK and the Republic of Ireland, you will need to pay a deposit of £2,000 to secure your place. 
  • This will be subtracted from your total tuition fee. 
  • Did you know you can apply for a Government Postgraduate Loan? Find out if you’re eligible.

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