University of Portsmouth

University of Portsmouth

Literature, Culture and Identity

This course is designed for those who have developed interests in questions of gender, sexuality and ethnicity and who wish to express this through literary analysis of a range of writing from the English-speaking world, and from mainland Europe in translation. Key topics include the consideration of ideas of the 'self/other�, travel and migration, war, postcolonial and national identities, geography and the relationship to physical space, and gender and sexuality.

Entry requirements

A good 2nd Class Honours degree, or above, in the field of literature or a related combination of subjects. English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 7.0 with no component score below 6.5.

Course modules

Core: Cultural identities: self and other; body maps; European others. Optional modules: Performing genders; postmodern detectives; independent project.

Assessment methods

For the unit humanities research skills, you will be expected to produce 2 or 3 short pieces of work. For each of the remaining taught units, you will give a short presentation and produce a 5,000-word essay.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 4,600 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 11,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Part-time £ 2,300 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MA Part-time £ 5,750 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site Portsmouth PO1 2UP South East

Key information

Admissions Team, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Telephone number: 
023 9284 8299