University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham

Caribbean Literature

The MRes degree is a research programme with some provision for taught modules. It is for those who wish to move beyond undergraduate work and to engage in research in depth for a postgraduate thesis, but who also wish to take modules that help develop research and related skills. On this programme students cover a broad range of poetry and fiction from English, French and Spanish Caribbean. In the process, students engage with issues of Caribbean history, politics, national identity, gender and sexuality.

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree or overseas equivalent; Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) is available; those with non-standard qualifications should contact the University to discuss their application; English language proficiency suitable for this level of study.

Course modules

Modules include: research skills and methods in African studies; Caribbean fiction; Caribbean poetry.

Assessment methods

Students write a dissertation of 20,000 words in the final term on a topic of their choice relevant to the focus of the programme.

Sponsorship information

British students are sometimes funded by Arts and Humanities Research Board, the ESRC or Leverhulme Foundation; sources of finance for overseas students include government or state scholarships, Commonwealth scholarships (organised through British Council) and secondment from employment; well-qualified applicants may be considered for University and School scholarships or for 1 of 4 Centre of West African Studies' (CWAS) bursaries awarded each year; CWAS also has limited funds to support graduate students' travel expenses arising from field work or library research.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MRes Full-time £ 4,110 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MRes Full-time £ 13,680 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MRes Part-time £ 2,055 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Edgbaston Campus Birmingham B15 2TU West Midlands

Key information

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