University of Manchester

University of Manchester

English Studies (Postcolonial Literatures and Cultures)

The course stresses the plurality of materials and perspectives as course options touch on disciplines as varied as cultural theory, literary history, national and regional literature, gender and sexuality as well as representation itself; the decision to use the plural forms of the key terms literature and culture reflects the course's intention to signal the discursive and ideological diversity and openness of the debates to which students are introduced.

Entry requirements

A 1st or 2.1 Honours degree or its overseas equivalent, in English or a closely related area; IELTS 7.0 overall; TOEFL 600 (paper test) or 250 (computer test) expected.

Course modules

Modules include: Postcolonial cultures: gender, identity and community; England, identity and writing: the Empire and after, 1918-1990; colonial discourse and postcolonial theory; the Irish and Scottish migrant imagination; art and ethnography; gender and postcolonial theory; colonial modernity and the public sphere; south Asian and/or Middle Eastern art and architecture; British colonialism and its legacy in Burma; is America postcolonial.

Sponsorship information

UK and EU applicants may enter the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) competition (internal deadline in early March each year); this is highly competitive, and applicants should discuss applying with the programme director as soon as possible; some awards are usually offered by the School or department; some awards are reserved for international applicants.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 12,300 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MA Full-time £ 5,000 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MA Part-time - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Manchester Manchester M13 9PL North West

Key information

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