English Literature

Literature and Society

This taught Masters degree introduces students to the relation between literary writing in English and political and social discourse in Britain and Ireland between the ‘Glorious Revolution’ of 1688 and the end of the 19th century.

About

This taught Masters degree introduces students to the relation between literary writing in English and political and social discourse in Britain and Ireland between the ‘Glorious Revolution’ of 1688 and the end of the 19th century.

Aims and outcomes

The primary aim of this programme is to train students in the critical reading of 18th and 19th century literary texts in terms of the political and social ideas that they assume, explore or contest; ideas that continue to shape British politics and society today.

Programme structure

You will take the core course, the Research Methods course plus an option in each semester. The dissertation will be researched and written over the summer.

Fees and Funding

Tuition fees and funding opportunities for Literature and Society: Enlightenment, Romantic and Victorian

Teaching and assessment

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Resources

Edinburgh is uniquely suited as a place in which to study the relation of literature to society.

Contact details

If you have any queries regarding this programme please contact the programme director.

Entry requirements and apply online

You can apply online for this MSc programme.

Entry requirements and apply online

Programme handbooks

View the current student handbook for this programme.

Programme handbook 2014-15

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