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Dickens and Victorian CultureCanterbury campus
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Location: Canterbury campus
Study mode full-time
Start Date: 2020/09/01
Duration: 12 months
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As the only named Master's programme within the UK devoted to Charles Dickens, this programme studies the author in a place that perhaps offers more Dickensian associations than anywhere else in the world. It combines a focus on both the local and the global author through compulsory modules contextualising the variety of ways in which Dickens engaged with the social, cultural and political issues of his age. Interdisciplinary approaches are employed, using Dickens as a focus, to consider the relationships between19th-century fiction and journalism, the Victorians' engagement with material culture, and their fascination with the body and its metaphors.
A first or upper-second class honours degree in a relevant subject (or equivalent). All applicants are considered on an individual basis and additional qualifications, and professional qualifications and experience will also be taken into account when considering applications.
IELTS: 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.0 in R&W; 5.5 in S&L)
Notice: This is the default IELTS grade for University of Kent.
About this university
Currently there are some 120 plus nationalities represented at the university and around 20% of the student body is from outside the UK. To help those coming from outside the country, the university runs a number of courses including in English language and foundation courses to assist in the transition. They also have an international students guide available through the website to help with preparation while there are both academic support facilities and persona support ones on offer once a student arrives. The latter is available through the Student Advice Centre and can help with matters such as visas and immigration paperwork. It also works alongside the UK Council for International Student Affairs. The heart of student life at the university is the Kent Union, the student union. It is run by five elected full-time officials as well as part time officers and volunteers. It runs two shops on the campus as well as the Parkwood bar called Woodyâ€™s, another called Rutherford bar and a nightclub called The Venue. While the university is secular, it has a strong chaplaincy within it, consisting of a full-time Anglican and Catholic priest as well as a Pentecostal minister and various part time chaplains from other faiths. Among the numerous organisations and clubs run by Kent Union are a number of student media outlets. These include a radio station, newspaper and TV station.