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Modern and Contemporary Literature and Culture MA

Modern and Contemporary Literature and Culture MA

Key information
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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Cultural Studies Literature: Specific Periods

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

The MA in Modern and Contemporary Literature and Culture offers you an intensive and exciting survey of the literary culture of the 20th and 21st centuries. You’ll be introduced to key authors, texts, ideas and critical methods from the period, and construct a distinct, individually chosen programme of study from a wide range of options. You’ll develop your research skills and apply these to a substantial piece of independent research. Taught and supervised by world-leading scholars in one of the UK’s largest research centres in modern English, you’ll gain a foundation for doctoral research in modern literature, as well as transferable skills for related careers in teaching, publishing, arts management and journalism. You will submit an essay for each module of approximately 4,500 words. The Postgraduate Life in Practice module will be assessed on the completion of a series of tasks connected to your core work for the MA. Your final assessment is a dissertation of 14,000-16,000 words. Our postgraduates go into academia and teaching, arts administration, journalism, broadcasting, public relations, social work, politics, the civil service, and management consultancy. Many alumni have also gone on to become successful novelists, poets and playwrights.

Different course options

Full time | University of York | 1 year | SEP-19

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP-19

Modules

The module aims to aid your progression through your MA programme by teaching you core skills in research, writing, reflection, presentation, publishing, and career development.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£7,810

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£17,370

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Applicants should have, or be about to complete, a 2:1 undergraduate degree or equivalent qualification. We do not assume that you have any prior knowledge of more than one discipline, or that you wish to abandon whatever discipline you pursued in your earlier studies. We will consider applications from students with lower qualifications, particularly if you have high marks in relevant modules or appropriate professional experience.