At Leeds Trinity, we aim to provide an excellent student experience and a personal approach to helping students achieve their academic and professional potential. We have a strong tradition of supporting student employability, with relevant skills embedded in the curriculum.
The key themes of our strategy are student confidence, professionalism and social responsibility. To help students achieve their potential we emphasise learning as a collaborative process, with a range of student-led and directed activities. This approach ensures that students fully engage in shaping their own learning, developing their critical thinking and reflective skills so that they can identify their own strengths and weaknesses, and use the extensive learning support system we offer to shape their own development. Our full Learning, Teaching and Assessment Strategy can be accessed here.
Most of the assessments you will take on the MA are in the form of assessed essays.
However, VIC 7003 The Victorians is assessed by a take-away paper that will help you develop skills in applying your knowledge and understanding of concepts, by responding to questions and textual extracts in a time-limited exercise. VIC 7013 Approaches and Methods for Victorian Studies includes a portfolio of skills-based exercises.
The general use of 3,000-word essays for 15-credit modules and 6,000-word essays for 30-credit modules your development of high-level essay-writing skills. The 30-credit module additionally requires you to present a piece extended piece drawing on a wider range of examples or sources, and thus provides a useful bridge to the demands of the dissertation.
The Professional Development and Practice module (VIC 7093) allows you to exercise independence by undertaking a work-based project in which you can apply knowledge and understanding developed on the MA. The project, the blog-post and the reflective report are geared towards developing your ability to transfer their knowledge and skills into workplace-based practice.
The Dissertation (VIC 7076), requires the production of a substantial thesis of 12,000 words. Completion of the dissertation will enable you to demonstrate your ability to present a substantial piece of sustained scholarly writing which makes an independent contribution to its chosen field. It gives you transferable skills that could be used in any workplace environment that requires investigation and presenting information, as well as the obvious route of progression into a PhD.
A good honours degree in a related discipline
For this course you require a good honours degree in a discipline relating to the broad area of Victorian Studies, or with some relevant content.
Successful applicants will usually be offered a place on the basis of an application form, supporting letter, referees' reports and an interview. If English is not your first language IELTS 6.0 (with
no less than 5.5 in any component) or equivalent is the minimum requirement.
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We advise students to budget for the following in addition to annual tuition fees:
Recommended and required reading lists will be provided at the start of your course. All the books and e-books are available from our Library to borrow but you may choose to purchase your own. We recommend £390* as an average annual budget for learning resources if you decide this is for you. *This figure is based on the Department of Work and Pensions course costs allowance 2015
Field trips may occur during this course and either fully or partly subsidised by the University.