Leeds Trinity University
Victorian Studies MA
Leeds Trinity University

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Course Description

The MA Victorian Studies offers you the chance to explore Victorian life, culture and society, in all their variety and complexity, through studying literature, the arts, and social trends.

The Leeds Trinity MA Victorian Studies is a genuinely interdisciplinary programme, giving you the chance to explore the literature, history, society, thought, arts and culture of the Victorians from a variety of perspectives. Taught courses (offered as evening classes) give you the chance to gain skills and knowledge that you will then apply in completing a dissertation on a Victorian topic of your choice.

This programme will help you to develop the skills in research, analysis and synthesis that you will need to progress to a research degree, as well as detailed knowledge of a range of topics within Victorian Studies.

You will have the chance to explore the richness of Victorian literature, considering how it reflected the life of the time, including the opportunity to study selected writers (for example, The Brontës or Oscar Wilde) in depth. You will examine trends and developments in Victorian social and political history, and you will have the opportunity to explore a particular aspect of Victorian culture (for example, art, architecture, or music) in greater detail.

You also have the option of enhancing your employability skills – or developing in your profession – by applying your research in a workplace-based project.

The MA Victorian Studies could lead on to a PhD, or to a career in teaching or the heritage industry.

The emphasis on this course is on honing your skills as a researcher. For The Victorians, you will hone your skills in analysing written or visual texts by completing a short seen-source analysis; you will then develop skills in synthesis by writing a short research report. After this, the main emphasis is on writing sustained research essays on questions you have devised yourself, guided by expert supervision: Victorian Literature, Victorian Culture and Victorian Society each have an essay of 6,000 words; the Dissertation is 12,000-words. The exception to this is the Professional Development and Placement module, which is assessed by a practical project, such as the design and delivery of teaching materials, or the design of a museum exhibition, and a reflective report on the project.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 6.0
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    • 7.0
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Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Victorian Studies, MA, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.

Leeds Trinity University is committed to recruiting students with talent and potential and who we feel will benefit greatly from their academic and non-academic experiences here. We treat every application on its own merits; we value highly the experience you illustrate in your personal statement. For this course, we normally require a good honours degree with some content relevant to Victorian Studies, e.g. a BA (Hons) in English including modules on 19th-Century Literature or a BA (Hons) in History. However, we also welcome applications from graduates in other disciplines who can demonstrate interest in, and knowledge of, Victorian Studies. Successful applicants will normally be offered a place on the basis of an application form, supporting letter, referees’ reports and an interview.


Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

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About Leeds Trinity University

Founded in 1966, Leeds Trinity University is located in the suburban and rural outskirts of the city of Leeds, six miles from the City Centre. It’s a small coeducational higher education institution with an enrollment range of roughly 3,500 students. This university prides itself on offering a personalised learning experience in which teachers know by your name, made possible by their favourable faculty to student ratio. A particular point of focus is getting their students into employment post-graduation, this is reflected in statistics showing that more than 97% of their graduates find work within 6 months of finishing their studies here.

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