The English Literature - Literature and Society - Enlightenment, Romantic and Victorian programme offered by The University of Edinburgh introduces you to the relationship between literary writing and political and social discourse in Britain and Ireland between the ‘Glorious Revolution’ of 1688 and the end of the 19th century. This is the period of the creation of the Britain in which we live today, and also the time in which ancient British, Scottish and Irish national cultures were conceptualised as a response to radical literary, social and political innovations.
In examining the role of literary writing in this period, you will evaluate the ways in which it changed in response to social and political developments. You will also explore how Romantic conceptions of history, society and the aesthetic are developed and questioned during the course of the 19th century.
This programme will help you to identify possible topics for advanced research in English literature, potentially leading to an academic career. The transferable skills you gain, such as communication, project management and analysis, will give you an edge in a competitive employment market.
Programme StructureCourses include:
- Enlightenment and Romanticism 1688–1815
- Romanticism and Victorian Society 1815–1900
- Research Skills and Methods
- Poet-Critics: the Style of Modern Poetry
- Fairy Tales
- Digital Humanities for Literary Studies
- Green Thoughts: Landscape, Environment and Literature
- The Long Summer: Edwardian Texts and Contexts 1900–1910
- Shakespeare Adapted
- Fairy Tales
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesLanguage Studies Liberal Arts Literature View 420 other Masters in Literature in United Kingdom
- A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in English literature or a relevant discipline.
International25300 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 25300 GBP per year during 12 months.
National9700 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9700 GBP per year during 12 months.
- Home: £6,250
- International/EU: £12,650
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