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Romantic and Victorian Studies (MLitt)

Romantic and Victorian Studies (MLitt)

Key information

Qualification type

MLitt - Master of Letters

Subject areas

Modern History (17th To 20th Century) English Literature Of Specific Periods

Course type


Course Summary

The MLitt in Romantic and Victorian Studies enhances students' knowledge and thinking about Romanticism and Victorian literature through the study of literary culture from the 1790s to 1900. By exploring a range of literary genres, students will gain knowledge of the phases of literary production and reception, and of relevant cultural and historical contexts.


  • Develop your skills as a researcher within a specific area of study by taking special topic modules.
  • Study Romantic and Victorian literature in relation to a diverse range of ideologies, including discourses of revolution and reform, debates about gender, and aestheticism.
  • Strengthen your knowledge of the historical, cultural, and critical contexts of 19th-century literature.
  • Acquire experience of independent research through work on a postgraduate dissertation.

Research degrees

Many of our graduates continue their education by enrolling in PhD programmes at St Andrews.

In addition to the MLitt, the School offers a two-year Master of Philosophy (MPhil) degree option in Romantic and Victorian Studies.


Graduates of the course go on to pursue careers in a range of sectors including journalism, marketing, publishing and teaching. If students choose not to complete the dissertation requirement for the MLitt, there is an exit award available that allows suitably qualified candidates to receive a Postgraduate Diploma. By choosing an exit award, you will finish your degree at the end of the second semester of study and receive a PGDip instead of an MLitt.

Different course options

Full time | University of St Andrews | 1 year | 07-SEP-20

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



This module explores the phases of literary and cultural production and reception, from the lives of authors and cultural figures, through the conditions of publication of their writing and the challenges of presenting modern editions of their works, through to their reception in later works of literature.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have a good 2.1 honours undergraduate degree in a subject-related area.