Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Literary Studies
Our taught MA pathway in Twentieth- and Twenty-First Century Literary Studies offers choice, flexibility and the opportunity to specialise within this field. You can learn from the rich variety of research expertise in the Department and you also have the chance to concentrate on a particular area of literary study within the field. Our commitment to research-led teaching means that you are able to explore the cutting-edge of the discipline - from the beginnings of the literature of revolution, to life writing, to contemporary US crime narrative. We provide an intimate, dynamic and supportive environment for students of all backgrounds and nationalities. Our programme offers up-to-date training in research methods and skills. You will choose three modules, at least two of which are from within the pathway, and you will write a dissertation on a subject related to twentieth- and twenty-first-century studies. An MA in Twentieth- and Twenty-First-Century Literary Studies is often the platform for further research at PhD level, as well as providing an excellent grounding for jobs in education, the arts and the media.
Core Modules: Research Methods and Resources, Dissertation. Optional Modules: Typical modules might include: Modern Poetry, Literatures of Slavery, Modernism and Touch, Life Narratives, Representing the Self: From Sophocles to the Sopranos, Post-War British Drama, The Contemporary US Novel, The Writing of Poetry, Blood and Soil: Regionalism and Contemporary US Crime Narrative.
All students take 3 modules, taught in small seminar groups of up to 10, with each module generating eighteen hours of contact time (9 seminars x 2 hours) over the academic year. A strong emphasis is placed on independent research, and seminars usually involve a considerable amount of preparation, including short presentations and workshop activities. Assessment is by coursework and a dissertation.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|MA||Full-time||October 2017||GBP 16,500 per Year 1 (International)||1 Years|
|MA||Full-time||October 2017||GBP 6,900 per Year 1 (Home/EU)||1 Years|
|MA||Part-time||October 2017||GBP 3,800 per Year 1 (Home/EU)||2 Years|
|MA||Part-time||October 2017||GBP 9,100 per Year 1 (International)||2 Years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Durham University||DH1 3LG||North East|
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