Goldsmiths, University of London

Goldsmiths, University of London

Comparative Literary Studies: Pathway in Modern Literary Theory

This pathway enables students to study, principally through its core course theories of literature and culture, a range of theoretical issues, currents and thinkers in literary and cultural theory from the turn of the 20th century to the present day, starting with Nietzsche and including, for example, Freud, Heidegger, Merleau-Ponty, Benjamin and Adorno, Structuralism, Blanchot, Derrida, gender and postcolonial theory; the main focus is on the relationship of theory to literary and cultural criticism but students are also able to concentrate on theoretical concepts in their own right; while the core course gives a strong grounding in literary and cultural theory, students also pursue their wider interests by studying 3 options from the large provision of the department, choosing at least 1 of these in an area that is relevant to modern literary theory; students further develop their interest in literary theory or literary-theoretical approaches to literature and culture through a 15,000-word dissertation to be submitted at the end of the programme of study; all texts are studied in English or in English translation.

Entry requirements

You should have (or expect to be awarded) an undergraduate degree of at least upper second class standard in a relevant/related subject or equivalent. You might also be considered if you aren't a graduate or your degree is in an unrelated field, but have relevant experience and can show that you have the ability to work at postgraduate level. If English isn't your first language, you'll need to meet our English language requirements IELTS 7.0 (including 7.0 in the written test).

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,380 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,380 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,100 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,380 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,380 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,380 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,190 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,190 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,190 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,190 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,190 per Year 1 (England) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Goldsmiths, University of London Lewisham SE14 6NW South East

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