MA in Literature, Landscape & Environment


Corsham CourtAll our teaching takes place at the beautiful seventeenth- and eighteenth-century house of Corsham Court (see left).

The MA also draws upon our central location within a region whose writers have been intimately engaged with their environment: Coleridge (Nether Stowey and the Quantock Hills), Hardy (Dorchester), Austen (Bath), and the region is also associated with the writers Richard Jeffries, John Cooper Powys and Sylvia Townsend Warner. In addition, the area has some of the finest examples of the English country estate in the UK, for example, Stourhead, Prior Park, Dryham Park and Bowood House, in addition to our own campuses at Newton Park and Corsham Court. We are, then, uniquely positioned to build links with other regional  environmental organisations, as well as country estates, places of literary heritage run by the National Trust and Bath Preservation Trust. You will also be to able to gain access to research libraries such as the British Library and we also have established links with bodies such as the Science Museum collection at Swindon and Bath Central Library, as well as close connections with archives at the city of London, and the Thomas Hardy archives at Dorchester.