For country house enthusiasts – a course!

The University of Leicester’s Country House: Art, History and Literature MA

Following the success of their campus Country House: Art, History and Literature MA, the University of Leicester is introducing a distance learning version of the MA for students interested in exploring the major issues related to the study of the English country house and the literature on the subject.

The programme investigates the architectural development of the country house and its artistic contents, as well as its place within history and literature. The course also examines the economic and political importance of the house and its impact on the landscape, plus the technologies employed to design, build and run it.

“Through studying the Country House at Leicester, you will develop an in-depth understanding of the complex and changing position of the country house in its local, regional and national environment.

You will be taught by staff drawn from the Department of History of Art and Film, the School of English and the School of Historical Studies who are not only passionate about their teaching, but are also at the cutting edge of research in this area.

 Over the duration of the course you will have the opportunity to participate in activities run by the Centre for the Study of the Country House such as the annual guest lectures and individual study days at Lamport Hall (free for current DL students), as well as visits to other country houses, museums and galleries.

This course is available at Postgraduate Certificate, Diploma or Master’s level. Alternatively, you can enrol for just one module, The Country House in History, as a taster. To find out more, please visit our website:

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