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MA Literary Studies: Pathway in Literature of the Caribbean & Its Diasporas

MA Literary Studies: Pathway in Literature of the Caribbean & Its Diasporas

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Full time | Goldsmiths, University of London | 1 year | 26-SEP-22

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

26-SEP-22

Key information
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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Literature

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This pathway of our MA Literary Studies degree aims to introduce you to a wide range of texts and issues in the literature of the Caribbean and the Caribbean diaspora to highlight significant movements relative to the social, political and historical contexts impacting upon these new literatures.

Why study the MA Literary Studies: Literature of the Caribbean and Its Diasporas pathway?

  • On this Masters you'll be introduced to a wide range of Caribbean texts, and gain an understanding of the social, political and historical contexts that impact these literatures. This includes history, memory, the impacts of Colonialism, post-Colonialism, and Globalisation. We'll be studying texts either in English or in English translation.
  • You will be able to further develop your interest in the literature of the Caribbean and its diasporas through a 15,000-word dissertation to be submitted at the end of your programme of study.
  • You'll have the opportunity to pursue your wider interests by studying three options from the large provision of the department, choosing at least one of these in an area that is relevant to Caribbean, diasporic, or post-colonial literature.
  • The tutor for the compulsory module ‘Literature of the Caribbean and its Diasporas’ is Dr Marl’Ene Edwin, Churchill Fellow and Deputy Director of the Centre for Caribbean and Diaspora Studies at Goldsmiths. The convenor for this pathway is Dr Deirdre Osborne co-founder (with Professor Emerita Joan-Anim Addo of the MA Black British Literature).
  • In studying for this pathway, you will be able to rely on the expertise and materials available at Goldsmiths’ Caribbean Centre.

Careers

Graduates of this programme have gone on to pursue careers in:

  • publishing
  • journalism
  • public relations
  • teaching
  • advertising
  • the civil service
  • business
  • industry
  • the media

Modules

Literature of the Caribbean & its Diasporas (30 Credits) - Core
Dissertation (60 Credits) - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

£8,620

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

£16,600

Entry requirements

Students should have (or expect to be awarded) an undergraduate degree of at least upper second class standard in a relevant/related subject. Students might also be considered for some programmes if they aren’t a graduate or their degree is in an unrelated field, but have relevant experience and can show that students have the ability to work at postgraduate level.