University of Leeds

University of Leeds

Critical and Cultural Theory (English studies)

Critical theory has become increasingly important as a way of understanding and intervening in cultural debates. This programme will allow you to read the work of critical theorists from different fields and approaches with sensitivity and critical insight, as well as exploring the complex dynamics of literature, culture and politics. You will develop your knowledge of research methods in critical and cultural studies through a core module and you will choose from a range of options allowing you to explore theories and thinkers that suit your own interests. You can even choose one module from elsewhere in the School of English, giving you the chance to broaden the scope of your understanding. With the support of active researchers and access to our extensive library and research resources, you'll be able to learn more about the evolution of critical and cultural debates, while gaining high-level skills that are valuable in a range of careers.

Entry requirements

A Bachelor's degree with a 2.1 Honours in English or critical/cultural theory or a related subject. IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in all components.

Course modules

Core modules: Studying English (research methods); research project. Optional modules: Feeling time; reading (with) psychoanalysis; so where do you come from? (Selves, families, stories); poetry of catastrophe (reading Paul Celan); the magic of mimesis.

Assessment methods

Most of our modules are assessed by a single essay of around 4,000 words, which you submit at the end of the semester in which you studied the module. You may also be expected to submit unassessed essays to gain feedback on your work, or give presentations in your seminars. The research project/dissertation is 12,000-15,000 words in length.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 14,000 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 24 months
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 24 months
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,000 per Year 1 (England) 24 months
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Leeds Leeds LS2 9JT Yorkshire and the Humber

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0113 343 4738