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Romantic and Victorian Studies (MLitt) University of St Andrews



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Course info


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.

Course information

The MLitt in Romantic and Victorian Studies is an intensive one-year taught programme run by the School of English. The course considers texts and topics from across the 18th and 19th centuries.


  • 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.

Teaching format

Taught modules consist of weekly seminars and group discussions, normally with a maximum class size of 15 students. Modules are assessed through coursework essays. The School of English prides itself on its support of student work through detailed feedback and commentary.

During the course of the year, but particularly during the last four months, students will research and write a 15,000-word dissertation on a topic of their choosing.


Graduates of the course go on to pursue careers in a range of sectors including journalism, marketing, publishing and teaching.

The Careers Centre offers one-to-one advice to all students on a taught postgraduate course and offers a programme of events to assist students to build their employability skills.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Romantic and Victorian Studies (MLitt).

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees

£20,370.00 (20,90,787) per year




University of St Andrews

College Gate,

St Andrews,

KY16 9AJ, Scotland

Entry requirement for international students

Students need to have a good 2.1 honours undergraduate degree in a subject-related area. IELTS (Academic): 8.0 Minimum component scores (Listening, Reading, Writing, Speaking) and 8.0 minimum overall score; TOEFL IBT: 110 minimum overall score with Listening: 28; Reading: 29; Writing: 30; Speaking: 26.

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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