University of Leicester
Victorian Studies MA
University of Leicester

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Key Course Facts

Course Description

Our MA in Victorian Studies provides an inter-disciplinary approach to the study of the Victorian period. Leicester is home to the internationally renowned Victorian Studies Centre and you’ll benefit from our expertise as the longest established Victorian Studies Centre in the UK.

Founded in 1966, our Centre has a 50 year tradition of innovation and excellence, with research strengths in Victorian science, Life-Writing, Dickens, and the Brontës, among others. Our students also benefit from a range of extracurricular activities from reading groups and public seminars, to our annual Victorian Studies Lecture. We were also proud to host the George Eliot Bicentenary Conference in July 2019, which brought together scholars from across the globe. Our welcoming, internationally-diverse postgraduate community will provide a supportive and stimulating environment for your studies.

This course offers you an ideal platform to delve into the areas of Victorian life that interest you the most, offering you greater depth and insight than previous studies. You will also be exposed both to canonical works and hidden gems of the time, giving you an excellent grounding in this fascinating period of history.

Because you study the Victorian Society module in your first semester, you will be fully equipped with a knowledge of the Victorian era, while becoming familiar with both the major developments and the nuances of the period. This knowledge will be invaluable throughout the rest of your MA in all core and option modules.

The option modules available to you reflect the huge range of our academics' research interests - from 19th century literature to social history and the history of science. You are bound to uncover unique and fascinating aspects of Victorian life whilst doing this MA.

The Victorian Studies Centre draws on a number of research areas, including History of Art and Film, History, English Local History, Urban History and English. They are able to offer a broad and fascinating range of perspectives on Victorian literature, art and society in the light of modern cultural and literary theories. These perspectives, which may take into account feminist or postmodernist reading of texts, will offer a fresh outlook on familiar (or not so familiar) works.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Requirements for international students / English requirements

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

    • 6.5
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2:1 honours degree in a related area (or equivalent). You will be asked to provide a personal statement as part of your application, explaining why you have chosen this course. Where appropriate, you may be asked to submit an essay as part of our admissions process. We will contact you if this is the case. IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help you to improve your English to the necessary standard.

Visa Requirements for International Students

Visa requirement

All international students (including citizens from EU countries) intending to study this or any other academic programme for more than 6 months in the UK require a Student Visa.

International students younger than 18 years require a special Child Student Visa. Exceptions from this general rule may apply to holders of other UK work visas, British National Overseas visa, family member visa and recognised refugees or asylum seekers.

Permission to work while studying

University of Leicester is listed by the UK government as an institution licensed to sponsor migrant students.

Student visa holders from licensed institutions are entitled to work during their full-time bachelor's, master's or Phd studies for
- 20h/week during the term
- Full-time outside term time (e.g. vacations, work placements, once course ended)

After completion of a bachelor's or master's programme of at least 12 months Student Visa holders of licensed institutions can convert their visa into a Graduate Visa which entitles graduates to work for 2 years in the UK.

Costs

Tuition Fees Victorian Studies MA

England UK £9500
Northern Ireland £9500
Scotland £9500
Wales £9500
International £17500

Average student cost of living in 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 University of Leicester

The University of Leicester is a research university that receives its funding from public sources, located in Leicester, England. Its main campus is approximately one mile south of the city centre, close to Victoria Park and Wyggeston and Queen Elizabeth I College. As for the other campuses, the Fielding Johnson Building is home to the university’s administration offices, while the Attenborough Tower and Engineering Building house the College of Social Sciences and laboratories respectively.

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