University of Glasgow: English Literature: Romantic Worlds MLitt

InstitutionUniversity of Glasgow View institution profile
Department School of Critical Studies
Web www.glasgow.ac.uk/
Study type Taught

Summary

The Romantic Worlds Masters focuses on the art and culture of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries: a period of radical change and rancorous turmoil during which writers and artists forged works and ideals that continue to exert profound influences over the ways in which we think about our environments, selves and societies. While the pathway provides ample opportunities to engage with the works of canonical Romantic poets and with the great novels written during the period, its approach is interdisciplinary. As well as providing groundings in advanced literary studies and in the traditional cornerstones of British Romanticism, the programme’s courses range across fields including art history, ecocriticism, sociology and urban studies, studying caricature, travel writing, drama, topography, periodicals, portraiture and music alongside novels and poetry. The pathway includes numerous opportunities to work with collections in and around Glasgow.

**Academic contact: Dr Matthew Sangster: matthew.sangster@glasgow.ac.uk
Admissions enquiries: www.gla.ac.uk/enquirenow
September start
MLitt: 12 months full-time; 24 months part-time**

**WHY THIS PROGRAMME**

Based in a longstanding centre of research excellence for Romantic Studies, the Romantic Worlds MLitt provides the chance to work closely with leading experts in the field, specialising in a wide range of different aspects, forms and techniques.

You'll have bespoke opportunities to work with Romantic-period books, original manuscripts, visual art and collection objects held by the University Library and Archives and the Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery.

The flexible programme allows you to study the Romantic period in combination with other literary periods or with complementary courses in other subject areas. Students might take courses in Victorian Studies to provide a thorough training in the long nineteenth century; study Romantic-period legacies by taking courses on the American Counterculture or Fantasy literature; or take options in Art History or Music to expand upon elements in the core provision, tailoring their course of study to fit their particular interests and requirements.

Glasgow has a thriving research culture, allowing you to expand your interests by providing access to a plethora of seminars, workshops and events in addition to the core provision of the programme.

**PROGRAMME STRUCTURE**

You'll take:
- three core courses

- three optional courses

You will also complete a 15,000-word research dissertation.

**Semester One: September to December**
- Romantic Worlds 1: Encountering Environments

- School of Critical Studies Research Training Course

- One optional course

**Semester Two: January to March**
- Romantic Worlds 2: Selves and Societies

- Two optional courses

**Summer: April to September**
- Dissertation

**Part-time Students**
Part-time students take all three core courses plus one second-semester optional course in their first year of study, and two optional courses and the dissertation in their second year.
**Find out more about core and optional courses**
www.gla.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/romanticworlds/?card=coreandoptionalcourses

**Programme alteration or discontinuation**
The University of Glasgow endeavours to run all programmes as advertised. In exceptional circumstances, however, the University may withdraw or alter a programme. For more information, please see: Student contract.
www.gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/senateoffice/studentcontract/

**CAREER PROSPECTS**
The collections-related elements of the Romantic Worlds Masters provide experiences of working with heritage materials that are directly applicable to careers in museums, galleries and libraries.

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