The Modern School offers a broad range of options in the literature and culture of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries within the structure of its MA in Modern and Contemporary Literature and Culture.
The courses I have taken in my MA in Modern Literature and Culture have all been thought-provoking, but very importantly, pertinent to my research interests and philosophical concerns
MA in Modern Literature and Culture
These options enable individual graduate students to construct a distinct, individually chosen MA programme, yet build on the critical, theoretical, and historical contexts that are established in the core course. Students can design a course that will suit their wish either to acquire a general knowledge of the period or to specialise in a particular area.
You will develop an understanding of:
You can get a flavour of the criticism, anthologies, and core texts featured on this course by downloading a reading list compiled by members of staff:
The programme is fully modularised and divided into 4 taught modules (one compulsory, three options), a research skills training programme, and a research dissertation.
The core module, Reading Modernity, provides an introduction to some of the key critical and theoretical debates in the study of modern literature and culture. It offers students the opportunity to examine a number of issues that are central to the period.
In addition to their core module, students take three option modules, one in the Autumn term, and two in the Spring term. During the Summer term and Vacation, students work on their dissertations.
Full module outline: Reading Modernity Autumn 2016/7 (PDF , 162kb)
*Weekly structure may vary from year to year due to staff availability
In addition to their core module, students take one option module in the first term, and two option modules in the second term.
Students taking the Modern and Contemporary Literature and Culture MA are given priority on the following option modules, when they run:
Students may wish to take options from outside their MA programme, subject to availability. Options include:
Option modules will vary from year to year according to staff availability, and will run subject to minimum numbers. Option modules may also be taken in other arts and humanities departments.
Who to contact
For more information on this MA, please contact:
Adam Kelly (MA Convenor)
How to apply
You can apply for this course using our online application system. If you've not already done so, please read the application guidance first so that you understand the various steps in the application process.