This module will examine the social and political history, together with the literature of the Victorian era, by studying a selection of key themes and texts. The module will introduce you to some fundamental concepts, methods, and vocabulary employed in Victorian Studies.
Approaches and Methods for Victorian Studies
This module will help you develop the research skills needed to study this subject at postgraduate level. It will also introduce you to a range of theoretical approaches to help you develop skills in argument and analysis
This module will engage you in gaining a deeper critical appreciation of Victorian literature by exploring the works of a particular author or group of authors. You will hone your skills in critical analysis and close textual reading, and you will learn to place selected works within the social, cultural and literary contexts of the Victorian age. Authors on offer include, for example, The Brontës, Oscar Wilde, and Robert Browning.
This module will enable you to gain a deeper understanding of Victorian culture by exploring a particular aspect of visual, material or sensory culture, such as art, architecture, theatre or music, honing your skills in reading artefacts, applying cultural theories, and using archives, collections and museums.
This module will enable you to explore trends and developments across the period, while developing knowledge of a particular trend, e.g. empire, religion, childhood, disability or gender identity.
Each of the above modules is taught in six fortnightly sessions. Each is offered in a 15-credit and 30-credit version.
Professional Development and Practice module
This module will give you the opportunity to undertake a specific agreed project in the workplace, in which you apply your research and reading on an aspect of Victorian Studies. Ideal for part-time students taking the MA for professional development purposes. This module is for 30 credits.
Apply the knowledge and skills you have gained by undertaking your own research and writing a 12,000-word dissertation on a specific aspect of the Victorian period, supervised by an expert in the area.