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MA Global Literature and Culture

MA Global Literature and Culture

Key information
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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Literature Cultural Studies

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

The MA in Global Literature and Culture is a wide-ranging exploration of the cultural manifestations of colonial conquest, national identities, anti-colonial resistance and post-colonial struggles.

You'll have the opportunity to study these interconnected experiences from the beginnings of European imperialism to the present day. You can construct a distinct, individually chosen programme of study from a wide range of options all of which involve questions of culture, history and politics.

Taught and supervised by world-leading scholars, the course will develop your research skills which you'll apply to a substantial piece of independent research. This will provide you with a foundation for doctoral research, as well as transferable skills for related careers in teaching, publishing, arts management and journalism. ​

You’ll engage with the wider research culture of the Department of English, one of the UK's largest research centres in modern English, and there will be a diverse schedule of seminars, conferences and reading groups for you to attend. You’ll also be part of the Humanities Research Centre, a vibrant interdisciplinary hub which will enable you to form close social and intellectual bonds over the course of your study.

Course content

Our range of modules enables you to develop a comparative understanding of different forms of imperial rule, and encourages a comparative approach to African, Asian, Irish, Middle Eastern and Pacific responses to the experience of colonisation. You'll be able to explore the transnational elements of cultural production and reception.​

Careers and skills

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 | 28-SEP-20

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

28-SEP-20

Modules

Postgraduate Life in Practice (1 & 2) provides skills training for MA students in English. It is designed to aid progression through your MA programme by teaching you the skills you need when they need them, and by asking you to submit assessed work that develops those skills. In the Autumn term teaching is primarily focused on MA-level research, with lectures and workshops on writing and research skills. In the Spring term the focus switches to dissertation preparation and to careers beyond the MA. In the Summer term you receive training in presenting and publishing your work. Assessment tasks focus on writing, reflection and presentation. You will receive feedback on these tasks but you will not receive an overall mark, thus preserving this training as a space for experimentation within the programme.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£8,040

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£18,240

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

2:1 or equivalent. We will consider applications from students with lower qualifications, particularly if you have high marks in relevant modules or appropriate professional experience.