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Victorian Literature, Art & Culture

Royal Holloway University of London

12 months
17200 GBP/year
8100 GBP/year
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Taught by experts from the Centre for Victorian Studies, this Victorian Literature, Art & Culture course at Royal Holloway University of London  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 Victorian Literature, Art & Culture course.

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.

Career opportunities

The Victorian Literature, Art & Culture course at Royal Holloway University of London has an impressive record for placing graduates in academic jobs and in prominent position outside academia. 

In the field of Shakespeare and Renaissance studies alone, our postgraduatesc have recently secured positions at the Universities of Edinburgh, Sussex and Leeds, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre and the National University of Ireland. 

Recent postgraduates in America literature, modern and contemporary literature and theory have secured prestigious appointments in London.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Aestheticism and Decadence in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture
  • Methods and Materials of Research
  • Victorian London
  • The Nineteenth-Century Novel - Contexts, Theories and Readers
  • The Pre-Raphaelite Revolution - Poetry and Painting
  • Dissertation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

There are no deadlines for postgraduate applications, but popular degrees become full quickly.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 2:1 UK Honours degree or equivalent

  • Normally we require a UK 2:1 (Honours) or equivalent in relevant subjects but we will consider a high 2:2 or relevant work experience. Candidates with professional qualifications in an associated area may be considered. Where a ‘high 2:2’ is considered, we would normally define this as reflecting a profile of 57% or above.
  • Applicants will be required to submit a sample of recent written work, such as two short essays or an extract from a dissertation.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17200 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    8100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8100 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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