Royal Holloway, University of London

Royal Holloway, University of London

Modernism and Contemporary Literature

UPDATE: NOT RUNNING FOR 2017 This course explores a range of 20th-century and 21st-century British, North American and post-colonial literature and will reflect on some of the historical, intellectual, cultural and technological changes of this era. Students will have the opportunity to study with scholars who have international reputations in their fields and develop advanced skills in literary study and research. There is also scope to work on individual authors, on various topics in literary and cultural theory, as well as a variety of literatures in English for the dissertation. This MA has two strands: Modernism and Contemporary Literature. These are two areas in which the department has particular research strengths. The programme has two core courses: one on Modernism, both classic modernism and late modernism, and one on the contemporary. Students take both core courses. This course is ideal if you intend to progress to advanced research or simply wish to develop your knowledge of modern literature and your critical skills beyond first-degree level.

Entry requirements

A minimum of a 2.1 UK Honours degree in a relevant subject or overseas equivalent. Candidates with professional qualifications and work experience in an associated area will be considered. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.5 with 7.0 in writing.

Course modules

Modernism, Modernity and History; Modernist Special Topics; Contemporary Literature; Contemporary Special Topics; Dissertation.

Assessment methods

Assessment is carried out by essays and a dissertation.

Sponsorship information

College and Department scholarships, possible Arts and Humanities Research Board funding for UK/EU students.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,700 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,700 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,700 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,700 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,500 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Part-time September 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Royal Holloway Egham TW20 0EX South East

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