12 months
19000 GBP/year
8500 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Whether you simply enjoy Victorian literature or are looking to prepare for PhD research in the future, the English Literature - Victorian Literature programme from University of Liverpool provides rigorous and comprehensive training in nineteenth-century literature and culture. 

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Taught and studied in perhaps the best-preserved of all Victorian cities, Victorian studies at the University of Liverpool has a long history of combining a strong literary focus with a commitment to innovative critical techniques and interdisciplinary study. On this English Literature - Victorian Literature programme from University of Liverpool, you will look at topics as diverse as the Victorian supernatural, the way the Victorians imagined the end of the world, the reinvention of the medieval in the Victorian period (the same reinvention that is still embodied in so much of Liverpool’s nineteenth-century architecture), Victorian thinking about murder and serious crime, and what literature in the Victorian period meant to readers at the time, and the wide variety of meanings it might have for us now.

With superb Victorian collections and institutions in easy visiting distance (the Walker and Lady Lever art galleries, Sudley House, Gladstone’s Library, to name only a few), the Victorian MA pathway aims to provide a study of Victorian literature that is thoroughly rooted in writing and ideas, but also in the felt experience and physical reality of the Victorian period.

Career prospects

The independence of study, clarity of expression and skills in time-management demanded by all our taught programmes equip the successful graduate with the skills and knowledge base required for further academic study and research in English and other areas. In recent years, the Victorian MA pathway has an exceptionally strong record of producing successful PhD students, many of whom are now working in the academic field of Victorian studies.

Equipped as they are with high levels of empathy, concentration, and emotional intelligence, many graduates of this pathway also choose to enter careers such as teaching, publishing and journalism, or simply use their Victorian specialism as a distinctive and eye-catching part of their portfolio in applying for a whole range of graduate-level jobs, both on the national and the international stage.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Dissertation Preparation Project 
  • Dissertation 
  • Yore VIctorians
  • Reading VIctorians 
  • Victorian Gothic
  • Victorian Murder and Other Crimes 
  • Victorian Apocalypse

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

There are no strict application deadlines but applicants are encouraged to apply in good time, particularly if they require visas or have special requirements.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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 can be found on our International webpages. 
  • For entry to our master's programmes a good 2:1 class Bachelors degree in English studies or a similar subject is required. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19000 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    8500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8500 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Liverpool

556 - 1035 GBP /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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