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Victorian Studies

Birkbeck, University of London

12 months
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15200 GBP/year
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About

Drawing on the position of Birkbeck, University of London as a world-leading centre in the field of nineteenth-century studies, this Victorian Studies programme offers you the chance to take a genuinely interdisciplinary approach to studying the literature, culture and history of Victorian Britain.

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Overview

You will encounter a compelling range of Victorian texts, contexts, themes and ideas on a degree course that does justice to the energy and variety of the Victorian period.

Two core modules introduce some of the most significant debates, ideas and events of the long nineteenth century, and offer you the chance to develop new critical approaches to Victorian studies. These compulsory courses are supplemented by a wide range of option modules, which allow you to pursue your own interests in the field of Victorian studies and beyond. You will be supported with one-to-one supervision for your culminating dissertation.

Students in their final year of study have the chance to take an internship module. Successful interns spend a term working with one of London's Victorian cultural institutions, gaining first-hand experience of working in the cultural sector and using their host institution's archives to develop a unique research project. 

Previous interns have worked with the Bethlem Museum of the Mind, the Salvation Army Heritage Centre and Archive, and the Guildhall Art Gallery, and have developed their projects into funded doctoral research topics.

Careers and Employability

The  Victorian Studies  students at Birkbeck, University of London  develop the ability to think critically and creatively, and to articulate their ideas persuasively. Intellectual rigour, sensitivity in assessing a diverse range of materials, and informed debate are transferable skills relevant to a range of careers.

Many MA Victorian Studies students pursue academic careers, and Birkbeck is proud of the number of Victorian specialists working in the field today - in Britain, Europe and the United States - whose passion for the period was nurtured and developed on the MA.

The graduates also pursue careers in the wider education sector, in publishing and editing, the creative arts, in library and archive work, in arts administration, journalism and writing-based careers.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Modernising Victorians
  • Progress and Anxiety, 1789-1859
  • Colonialism and Modernity
  • Death in Victorian Culture
  • Modernising Victorians
  • The Book Unbound
  • The Victorian Fin De Siecle
  • The Victorian Supernatural
  • Victorian Emotions
  • Victorian Literature and Disability

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5
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Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Lower Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Normally a second-class honours degree in a relevant subject such as English, history, philosophy or history of art, but a degree in other subjects will be considered, as will other qualifications.
  • Prior to interview, you will need to submit a short piece of written work (up to 500 words) on any Victorian topic.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15200 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8350 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8350 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

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Funding

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