University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

English Literature (Postcolonial Literature)

In this programme, students are introduced to a range of colonial and postcolonial discourse from countries and regions such as Africa, the Americas, Asia, Canada and Oceania, and will explore a range of issues contingent upon colonisation, independence, and the formation of postcolonial diasporic communities. Students are encouraged to develop a knowledge and understanding of the roles played by various forms of writing in the shaping and representation of postcolonial subjectivity and context, and to contextualise postcolonial writing in terms of its chronological and geographical specificities, deepening their knowledge and understanding of selected themes and topics in a way that enables them to select and execute an independent piece of research. Students develop a familiarity with the variety of materials that can be used to explore specific evolutions from forms of political colonisation to modes of cultural independence and self-expression in postcolonial states, along with a critical understanding of some of the ways in which the theory and practice of postcolonial writing has been conceptualised and understood by scholars, past and present. The faculty can supervise research in any area of the field, and has particular strengths in African American and Chicana writing, black British writing, Canadian literature, Indian subcontinental and diasporic writing, New Zealand literature, and Pacific literature.

Entry requirements

A good 1st degree in relevant discipline, normally English literature; applicants must supply a sample of written work plus a brief research proposal; 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.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc (Res) Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,600 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc (Res) Full-time September 2016 GBP 16,500 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc (Res) Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,600 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc (Res) Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,600 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc (Res) Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,600 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc (Res) Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,300 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc (Res) Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,300 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc (Res) Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,300 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MSc (Res) Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,300 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MSc (Res) Part-time September 2016 GBP 8,250 per Year 1 (International) 2 years

Campus details

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

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