University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

English Literature: Literature and Modernity: 1900 to the Present

This programme examines a range of literary and theoretical contexts, introducing ways that writing and imagination shape and share in cultural and political processes. You will explore the ways literature since 1900 has sought to change and modernise itself, in the context of wider developments of modernity characterising the age. Your studies will take you through a broad and fascinating field, from the originators of literary 'modernity' - including TS Eliot, Ezra Pound, James Joyce and Virginia Woolf - to the present day and the continuing impact of their innovations. Studying in the world's first UNESCO City of Literature, you will analyse the most challenging and exciting literature written in English since 1900, and explore the range of historical, intellectual, cultural, political and philosophical factors informing the period's writing - particularly in its highly innovative modernist and postmodernist phases.

Entry requirements

MSc: Entry requirements for individual programmes vary, so please check the details for the specific programme you wish to apply for on our website. You will also need to meet the University's language requirements.

Course modules

See our website for detailed programme information.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 - 1 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 - 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Central area campus EH8 9JZ Scotland

Get in touch

Remember to mention TARGETpostgrad when contacting universities.

Key information

Contact: 
Graduate School Administrator (School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures - Literature)
Telephone number: 
01316503030