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University of Glasgow: English Literature: Victorian Literature

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

Summary

This programme welcomes you to a lively intellectual and cultural scene, at a university ranked in the world’s top 50 for English Literature (QS World University Ranking by Subject 2019). You will study with world-class experts in Victorian literature whose interests range across many aspects of literature and culture. You will be able to draw on the extraordinary resources of Glasgow’s museums and libraries and have the opportunity to meet with visiting scholars from around the world.

At the height of the 19th century, during the two Great Exhibitions of 1881 and 1901 in Kelvingrove Park, Glasgow was often called the ‘second city of the empire’. This MLitt offers a chance to come and study Victorian literature in this impressive historical city with its fantastic heritage.

You will be taught by a team of highly qualified researchers and lecturers with an international reputation for research and teaching in Victorian literature.

At the height of the 19th century, during the two Great Exhibitions of 1881 and 1901 in Kelvingrove Park, Glasgow was often called the ‘second city of the empire’. This MLitt offers a chance to come and study Victorian literature in this impressive historical city with its fantastic heritage.

You will be taught by a team of highly qualified researchers and lecturers with an international reputation for research and teaching in Victorian literature.

  • You will benefit from direct access to our outstanding holdings of Victorian primary and critical sources within our special collections and the Hunterian Gallery and Museum.
  • We offer an exciting series of workshops tailored to research on Victorian topics, including tours of the university’s special collections, workshops on electronic resources, and field trips to sites of special interest such as the Murray Collection in the National Library of Scotland, Robert Owen’s New Lanark, and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons.

Semester 1: September to December

  • VICTORIAN 1: WRITING THE TIMES
  • RESEARCH TRAINING COURSE
  • One optional course

Semester 2: January to March

  • VICTORIAN 2: READERS, WRITERS, PUBLISHERS
  • Two optional courses

Summer: April to September

  • Dissertation

Teaching methods

Teaching will be by a combination of 90-minute seminars for the core and option courses and 45-minute supervisions for the dissertation. You will also be given the opportunity to attend relevant lectures in the undergraduate programme, particularly where your first degree has not given you a wide background in victorian literature. There may be occasional workshops on humanities computing in the STELLA laboratory. The teaching sessions will be designed throughout to maximise student involvement, and there will be a range of opportunities for informal contact among staff and students outside teaching hours.

You will develop a wide range of skills sought by many employers, including:

  • the ability to find, select and manage large quantities of information
  • confident and persuasive oral and written communication
  • problem solving through creative and critical thinking.

The programme also provides an excellent platform for PhD studies.

MLitt

University of Glasgow


The University of Glasgow is one of the UK’s most prestigious seats of learning, and the fourth oldest university in the English speaking world. Established in 1451 and recognised for its world-changing research and teaching, the University has inspired thinkers from eminent scientist Lord Kelvin and the father of economics Adam Smith, to Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. 

Rankings

The University:

  • is ranked 73rd in the world in the QS World University Rankings 2022
  • is in the top 100 in the world: Times Higher World University Rankings 2022
  • 95.9% of students in employment or further study 6 …
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