Birkbeck, University of London
Contemporary Literature and Culture
A good 2nd-Class Honours undergraduate degree in literature, cultural studies, history or another relevant subject. If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, the requirement for this programme is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 7.0, with not less than 6.5 in each of the sub-tests.
You take 2 core modules and 2 option modules (which vary from year to year).
You write a dissertation on any aspect of contemporary literature and culture from Easter to September in your final year.
The Summer Research Programme is a programme of events run for a closely connected cluster of MAs in the School of Arts, on a weekly basis throughout the 11-week summer term. The programme includes a series of dissertation workshops that supplement one-to-one supervision, but it also reflects the dynamic and wide-ranging nature of contemporary studies in the School. It includes guest speakers, debates and film screenings, takes in Birkbeck's annual Arts Week and is concluded by a student-led conference that showcases the work of MA students across the School.
To find out more, read our programme handbook.
Post-War to Contemporary;
Reading the Contemporary .
Literature and culture option modules:
A Confusion of Tongues: Illness, Language, Writing;
Contemporary British Poetry;
Contemporary US Fiction;
Memory Trauma and Cultural Identity;
Narrating Nation after 9/11;
Reading Time in the Twentieth Century;
The Book Unbound;
Twenty-First Century Feminist Fiction and the World in Crisis;
Voiceworks: Collaborative Song Project .
Theory option modules:
Aesthetics and Cultural Theory;
Postcolonialism: In Theory;
Theory of Clouds .
Film and television option modules:
Global Television .
Art and photography option modules:
Exhibiting the Body .
All assessment will be via coursework essays rather than examinations. For the core courses and most of the option modules, assessment will consist of one 5000-word essay for each module; the dissertation will be 15,000 words.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|MA||Full-time||October 2016||GBP 5,375 per Year 1 (EU)||1 years|
|MA||Full-time||October 2016||GBP 5,375 per Year 1 (England)||1 years|
|MA||Full-time||October 2016||GBP 11,500 per Year 1 (International)||1 years|
|MA||Full-time||October 2016||GBP 5,375 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland)||1 years|
|MA||Full-time||October 2016||GBP 5,375 per Year 1 (Scotland)||1 years|
|MA||Full-time||October 2016||GBP 5,375 per Year 1 (Wales)||1 years|
|MA||Part-time||October 2016||GBP 2,975 per Year 1 (England)||2 years|
|MA||Part-time||October 2016||GBP 5,750 per Year 1 (International)||2 years|
|MA||Part-time||October 2016||GBP 2,975 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland)||2 years|
|MA||Part-time||October 2016||GBP 2,975 per Year 1 (Scotland)||2 years|
|MA||Part-time||October 2016||GBP 2,975 per Year 1 (Wales)||2 years|
|MA||Part-time||October 2016||GBP 2,975 per Year 1 (EU)||2 years|
|MA||Full-time||September 2017||-||1 years|
|MA||Part-time||September 2017||-||2 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Bloomsbury Campus||Bloomsbury||WC1E 7HX||South East|
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