University of East Anglia UEA

University of East Anglia UEA

Writing the Modern World

This course is devoted to the critical and creative study of 20th and 21st-century literature; its premises are simple yet radical: that writing and reading matter, and that attending to literature and related writings can make a difference both to us and to the world; writing is understood here not only as what we read but also what we make, and the interrelation of the 2 activities is central to the life of the course; students both reflect on and participate in this on-going dynamic of thinking, reading and writing about modern and contemporary literature.

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree at minimum 2.1 or equivalent. All applicants who are not a British national and/or whose 1st language is not English will need to demonstrate a suitable level of English language proficiency. This is equivalent to an IELTS 7.0 overall, with a minimum of 6.0 in all components and 7.0 in writing, although we do accept many other types of qualifications or tests. In accordance with the UK Border Agencies Tier 4 visa guidelines, we will also waive the English language requirement for applicants who meet the defined nationality test or who have completed a degree level course in 1 of the listed countries. For a full list of these, as well as the qualifications / tests that we will consider, please visit our website.

Course modules

Core modules: Living Modernism; Creative-Critical Writing; the Dissertation. Options include Culture and its Discontents, Fiction after Modernism, Ludism: Play and Postmodern Art, and �World Literature� to the �Global Text�. Students are also able to select modules from related MA programmes, including the likes of Describing Poetry, Novel History, The Persistence of the Aesthetic, and Critical Theories of the Western Self. Modules from other schools in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities can also be chosen.

Assessment methods

Modules are assessed by coursework, which may include presentations/seminars and essays. The dissertation is 15,000-20,000 words.

Sponsorship information

A range of scholarships and bursaries are available for UK, EU and international students; please see the website for full details.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 6,000 per Whole course (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 12,900 per Whole course (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 6,000 per Whole course (EU fees) 1 years
MA Part-time £ 6,000 per Whole course (home fees) 2 years
MA Part-time £ 12,900 per Whole course (overseas fees) 2 years
MA Part-time £ 6,000 per Whole course (EU fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of East Anglia Norwich NR4 7TJ East of England

Key information

Admissions Office
Telephone number: 
01603 591515