Goldsmiths, University of London

Goldsmiths, University of London

Comparative Literary Studies: Pathway in Modern Literature

This pathway focuses especially on 20th and 21st century literature; its core course, modern literary movements, surveys internationally significant trends, influences, and movements in modern European and American literature, including, for example, the prophetic role of the modern poet, challenges to realism, the impacts of philosophers such as Nietzsche, the schools of expressionism, surrealism, and absurdism, the modernist disruption of literary conventions, aspects of writing on the Holocaust, and the emergence of postmodernism; these developments are studied through the analysis of major representative texts within their relevant cultural context; students pursue 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 literature; 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; 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 (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 Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,380 per Year 1 (EU) 1 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
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

Campus details

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

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