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MAEighteenth-Century Studies

Tuition fee £16,000 per year
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Study eighteenth-century literature to develop a broad range of advanced skills. The focus is on the interface between historical and literary approaches, and you’ll be introduced to current academic debates and research methods in the field.

Programme structure

Core module

The Eighteenth Century: Research Approaches

Optional modules – literature

May include:
British poetry in the Long Eighteenth Century
The Rise of the Gothic
Poetry and its contexts
Fiction and Reality
Humans, Animals, Monsters and Machines: from Gulliver’s Travels to King Kong
Sex and Death in the Eighteenth Century

Optional modules – history

May include:
The Historical Novel
Framing the Past: The Eighteenth Century on Film
Arguments about Eighteenth-Century Crime
Eighteenth Century British American Colonies
Material Life and Culture in the Early Modern World




15,000 word dissertation

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Studies commence
Sep 20, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States