Queen Mary University of London

Queen Mary University of London

English Studies (Writing in the Modern Age)

The course explores 20th and 21st century literature and culture. On the programme, you will gain a more advanced understanding of modernist literature and culture; study the literature that interests you the most; develop new skills in argument, presentation, and independent research; graduate with the freedom to continue researching your literary interests at doctoral level or to pursue a wide range of careers.

Entry requirements

An upper 2nd class Honours degree in English or such related fields as history, cultural studies and media studies. Where a North American marking scheme is used, applicants should have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.2. Applicants without formal qualifications can be considered on an individual basis.

Course modules

Modules include: Modernism and after; resources for research; researching modern culture. Optional modules: aestheticism and the fin-de-si�cle literature; african literary and textual cultures; benjamin and adorno; cultural legacies of the first world war; the forms of modernism; freud and proust; imagining the modern caribbean; james joyce�s finnegan�s wake; j. m. coetzee: in the provinces of history; literature, science and technology; modernism and Ireland; post colonialism, language and identity; psychoanalysis and modern culture; the state of the novel; writing the east end.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by 4,000 word essays (worth 67% of your overall mark). You also complete a 15,000 word dissertation, worth 33% of your overall mark.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 7,950 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 14,400 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Part-time £ 3,975 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MA Part-time £ 7,200 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Mile End Tower Hamlets E1 4NS South East

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