University of Manchester
Contemporary Literature and Culture
The course, reading the contemporary, introduces key ideas and concepts in the study of contemporary literature and culture; it considers a range of critical perspectives but also the material contexts in which contemporary literature is produced and received, along with topical themes such as identity, nationalism, history, trauma culture and literature and terrorism; a range of options allow students to work on contemporary British, American, Irish and Postcolonial literature and culture, specific topics such as gender or sexuality, or specific forms such as film, poetry or the novel.
A 1st or Upper 2nd Class Honours degree or its overseas equivalent in a relevant humanities area is required; students whose 1st language is not English: IELTS minimum of 7.0 overall; on the TOEFL test a minimum score of 600 (paper test) or 250 (computer test) is expected.
Assessment includes a dissertation of 12,000 - 15,000 words.
Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) grants are competetive and provide payment of tuition fees and a maintenance stipend for UK students, and tuition fees (and a maintenance stipend, subject to eligibility criteria) for EU students; the School of Languages, Linguistics and Cultures also offers a limited number of fee bursaries on a competitive basis for Master's students; details are published in Feb/Mar each year.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|MA||Full-time||£ 5,000 per Academic year (home fees)||12 months|
|MA||Full-time||£ 12,300 per Academic year (overseas fees)||12 months|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|University of Manchester||Manchester||M13 9PL||North West|
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