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. The course examines the role of literature in the formation of political and cultural systems under the conditions of 'modernity', and explores recent and contemporary redefinitions of literature, textuality and interpretation; a particular focus is on the relationship of literature and criticism to problems of cultural politics.

Entry requirements

Good Honours degree in an appropriate subject; applicants must supply a sample of written work of 3000-4000 words; applicants whose 1st language is not English require: IELTS 7.0 (with at least 6.0 in each module); TOEFL internet-based test 100 (with at least 20 in each module); PTE(A) 67 (with at least 56 in each of the communicative skills sections); or CPE grade B or CAE grade A.

Course modules

Compulsory courses: literature and modernity i: modernist aesthetics; literature and modernity ii: late modernism and beyond. Option courses include: critical theory: issues and debates; literature and the great war; poet-critics; modernism and empire; post-colonial writing; tragedy and modernity; Twentieth-century feminist fictions; contemporary American fiction.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,100 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 16,500 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,100 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,100 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,100 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 8,250 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,050 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,050 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,050 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,050 per Year 1 (England) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Edinburgh Edinburgh EH8 9JU Scotland

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