Edge Hill University

Edge Hill University


The course covers literature and popular culture in their historical contexts from the 16th century to the present day; it provides students with opportunities to undertake a comparative study of literature, history and film; the course is suited to studets that are interested in combining the study of 'serious' literature with popular writing, women's literature, or topics, such as Empire, American national identity, the Victorian period, Holocaust or 2nd World War, approached as interdisciplinary case studies from the perspective of literature, history, popular culture and film. The programme has an interdisciplinary focus, allowing students to work across subject boundaries.

Entry requirements

To join this programme, a good 1st degree in a relevant subject is normally required (2.2 or above).

Course modules

Modules: Critical approaches to postgraduate study in the humanities and social sciences; research philosophies and methodologies; dissertation. 4 modules from: from female to post feminist gothic; cultures of anatomy; transgressive women: fatales, grrls and dangerous women; hearts of darkness: imagining the empire; cinema, history and American national identity; the Victorian city: image and reality; men and supermen masculinities in twentieth century narratives; remembering the holocaust: memory, identity and trauma in the twentieth century; popular culture 1880-1920; re-making the nation: propaganda, culture and identity in the Second World War; verbal and visual landscapes: the art of eighteenth century poetry; the modern prison; the making of Liverpool; representations of Liverpool; African Americans and US. popular culture, 1890-1945; African Americans and US popular culture since 1945; film genre history, context and conventions; out of the gutter reading the contemporary graphic novel; Hiroshima and the popular imagination; print and the people, 1850-1880; fictions of class, 1910-1965; literature of industrialisation; writing contemporary women; colour and rhythm literature, jazz and art; love actually? love, literature and popular culture; representing queenship; the pre-Raphaelites and their circle in literature and art; digital cultures in art and performance.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 4,680 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 12,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Part-time £ 26 per Credit module (home fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Ormskirk Campus Ormskirk L39 4QP North West

Key information

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