University of Leicester

University of Leicester

Modern Literature and Creative Writing

Students study 20th-century and contemporary literature with critical exploration of literary and cultural theory and creative writing options; students study themes and issues in modern literature as well as valuable research skills.

Entry requirements

Normally a 2.1 honours degree in English language or literature or its equivalent.

Course modules

Core modules: Modern literature and theory, including the study of an author; a decade (eg the 1940s); a movement (eg Modernism); a genre (eg AIDS literature); the Caribbean short story; women�s travel writing; postcolonial feminist theory. Semester 1: Literature and exile: American writers in Paris or poetry writing and contemporary poetry. Semester 2: Literature and gender: deviant bodies and dissident desires or writing fiction; research methods for postgraduates in English; dissertation.

Assessment methods

The dissertation (maximum 20,000 words) is individually supervised and separately assessed. All other modules are taught by diverse methods in seminars or tutorial groups. The 2 core modules are assessed either by 2 essays of 2,500 words each or 1 of 5,000 words. The two option modules are each assessed by a 4,000-word essay. Students have the opportunity to graduate with an MA in Modern Literature and Creative Writing by taking 1 or both creative options and writing a creative dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 5,470 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 13,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 5,470 per Academic year (EU fees) 1 years
MA Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Leicester Leicester LE1 7RH East Midlands

Key information

Postgraduate Administrator
Telephone number: 
0116 252 2620