Whether you simply enjoy Victorian literature or are looking to prepare for further research, the Victorian Literature MA pathway provides comprehensive training in nineteenth-century literature and culture. Victorian studies at the University of Liverpool has a long history of combining a strong literary focus with a commitment to innovative critical techniques and interdisciplinary study. Liverpool itself is, as the chairman of English Heritage remarked, 'England's finest Victorian city', and has exceptional resources in terms of museums, galleries and architecture.
The Victorian Literature pathway includes opportunities for students to go on organized visits to local Victorian heritage sites, such as the nineteenth-century art collections at the Walker Art Gallery and the Lady Lever Art Gallery.
Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014
In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), we ranked 10th out of 89 in the UK for 4* (world-leading) and 3* (internationally excellent) research.
Strong postgraduate community
With over 150 taught and research students from all over the world, you will be part of a genuine international community. You will be able to participate in our lively research culture through attending regular seminars and lectures by guest speakers as well as our own staff and students. Recent conferences include ‘On Liberties’ at St Deiniol’s Library, and ‘Renaissance Old Worlds’ in collaboration with the British Library. A legacy from former tutor Miriam Allott has allowed the department to host a vibrant series of international poetry readings, and with its Centre for New and International Writing and Literature and Science Hub, the Department of English continues to attract a range of outstanding, international speakers. For the next five years, the Department is also conducting a European Research Council funded project TIDE, which aims to investigate how mobility in the great age of travel and discovery shaped English perceptions of human identity based on cultural identification and difference.