The literature of the Victorian era offers an extraordinary range of styles, themes and intellectual ideas. This diverse and dynamic literary field reflects a period which witnessed rapid change in almost every area of existence.
Writers such as Dickens, Eliot, the Brontë sisters, Stevenson, Tennyson, Browning, and Christina Rossetti used their work to explore new developments in topics that ranged from religion to sexuality, evolution to imperialism, and mass culture to aestheticism.
The MSc by Research in Victorian Literature offers students the opportunity to undertake a substantial piece of supervised independent research in their chosen field.
We can supervise research in any area of the field, and have particular strengths in social, historical and philosophical approaches to literature, in gender studies, and in the literary culture of the fin de siècle.
Please note that your choice of options depends on availability and will be decided in consultation with your supervisor.
To discuss possible topics and areas for the MSc by Research in Victorian Literature please contact Dr Jonathan Wild: