University of Reading

University of Reading

Modern and Contemporary Literature

This course explores in depth some of the key authors, ideas, and canonical structures of English literature from 1890 to the present. This degree is suited to students with interests in modernity, minority literatures and creative writing.

Entry requirements

Students should have a 2.1 degree or above (or equivalent from a university outside the UK). Applicants whose 1st language is not English should have an IELTS score of 6.5.

Course modules

Modules include: Samuel Beckett; Philip Roth; creative and critical writing; Caribbean narratives; contemporary poetry in English.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 5,500 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MA Full-time £ 12,600 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MA Part-time £ 3,025 per Academic year (home fees) 24 months
MA Part-time £ 6,930 per Academic year (overseas fees) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Reading Reading RG6 6UR South East

Key information

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