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European Gothic and Romantic Studies - MA (Full-Time/Part-Time, 2019 Entry)

If you’re interested in the literature of the Romantic period, including the Gothic, this innovative course will enable you to explore the literary migration of ideas and texts during the Romantic and Revolutionary period between 1770 and 1830 in Western Europe.

You’ll study with world-leading academics, taking modules from across the Faculty of Arts, and developing excellent research skills through your final dissertation.

It would be helpful to have a reading knowledge of one of French, German or Italian, but you don’t need these to complete the course successfully.

Related Degrees:

Core Modules:

Optional Modules:

Previously, a selection of the following optional modules have been offered:

  • German Romanticism
  • Telling Ghost Stories in a Post-Revolutionary Age
  • Historical Fictions, Fictional Histories
  • Politics and Opinion in Hanoverian Britain
  • Consumption and Culture in Eighteenth-Century Britain
  • The Lure of Italy
  • Reason and Revolution in Eighteenth-Century France

* The modules mentioned above may be subject to change. Please read our terms and conditions for more detailed information.


This is a taught MA with a significant research component in the form of a compulsory dissertation.

Contact Hours:

This is a taught MA with a significant research component in the form of a compulsory Dissertation. The course will involve 35 hours of work per week, typically comprising 4 hours of seminar teaching, up to 1 hour of tutoring and 30 hours of independent study over Terms 1 and 2; in Term 3, which is focused on the Dissertation, you will typically have a weekly average of one hour of one-to-one supervision and 34 hours of independent study. 

Class Sizes:

Seminar teaching is in groups of between 1 and 10 students. Individual supervision is provided for the dissertation.


You will write two essays of 5,000 words (Research Methods is assessed by an extended bibliographical exercise). The Dissertation is planned over Terms 1 and 2 and written in Term 3 and the summer vacation. Supervisors will be assigned by the end of Term 1 and supervision continues through the end of Term 3. Students use the summer for final revisions and writing up.

Our graduates have gone on to work in in sectors including: Advertising and Marketing; Education; Journalism; Copywriting.

Potential applicants are warmly encouraged to meet with the Convenor or School Director of Graduate Studies by appointment.

Please contact the SMLC Postgraduate Secretary Caroline Parker to arrange a visit.

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Essential information

Course Code

P-QV22 (P-QV22P for part-time)


Full-time: 1 year

(October 2019 - October 2020)

Part-time: 2 years

(October 2019 - October 2021)

Entry Requirements

2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a related subject

English Language Requirements

Band B

IELTS overall score of 7.0, minimum component scores of two at 6.0/6.5 and the rest at 7.0 or above.

Department of Study

School of Modern Languages and Cultures

Location of Study

University of Warwick

Course Fees

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Any scholarships available will be advertised here. For 2018-19 we offered three fees-only scholarships to outstanding Home/EU students. It’s likely that a similar number of such scholarships will be available again for 2019-20 but please check online for up-to-date information.

Additional Course Costs

There may be additional costs associated with studying this programme, such as the cost of printing and binding your Dissertation. You should consider these costs when deciding whether or not to accept your offer. You can find this information here.

Find out more about fees and funding on the University website.


How to Apply

Department website

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This information is applicable for 2019 entry.