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Postcolonial Studies MA

Key information
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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

British Commonwealth Studies English Literature Of Specific Periods

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

The MA in Postcolonial Studies develops your understanding of the politics of culture in relation to both the imperialist world’s interpretation of the colonial, and postcolonial assertions of autonomy. In this context, while ‘postcolonial’ refers primarily to societies of the so-called ‘Third World’, it also includes questions relevant to cultures such as those of Ireland and Australia. The University of Kent was one of the first universities to establish postcolonial literary studies in Britain and has continued to play a significant part in the development of the field. This programme can also be studied in Canterbury and Paris. This option allows you to spend your first term at our Canterbury campus, before relocating to our Paris centre for the spring term to study in the heart of historic Montparnasse. This programme aims to: explore a wide range of writing resulting from the encounter between imperialist and colonised countries and cultures; examine this writing in the wider context of colonial and postcolonial history; study how this writing and its history have been theorised; develop your research skills to the point where you are ready to undertake a research degree; develop your oral skills to the point where you are able to present a conference-type paper to your peers.

Different course options

Full time | Canterbury Campus | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Modules

This module is designed to extend and develop skill, enjoyment and confidence in reading critical, literary and theoretical texts. We reflect on the pleasures and challenges of the reading process, moving slowly through a single major text. We will pause over exciting, complex or important passages, taking time to follow up references and footnotes, identify important themes and ideas, consult works of art and writings that share those themes, explore how the texts touch us and how they think. The module is designed to help you come away with an in-depth knowledge of the main text and of texts and ideas surrounding it, as well as gaining deeper understanding of how you read.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£7,500

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£15,700

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need to have 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.