University of Southampton

University of Southampton

English Literary Studies (Postcolonial and World Literature)

The programme comprises a wide range of topics and approaches, enabling students to practise textual, cultural and theoretical modes of analysis important to advanced research in English and the humanities in general. The dissertation allows you to focus on a single topic. This pathway explores the emergence of postcolonial and world literatures in English, and the histories of empire and decolonization underpinning these literatures. It considers how different postcolonial cultures have transformed genre and form; and how the global intersections of race, gender, sexuality, and diaspora have changed our ways of reading literature's worldliness.

Entry requirements

MA: First- or upper second-class degree or an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University in English literature or a cognate discipline.

Course modules

Core module: Adventures in Literary Research; Approaches to the Long Twentieth Century. Optional modules: Modernisms and Modernities; Literature and Race; Poetry and the City; Literature and Law; Sweatshops, Sex Workers, and Asylum Seekers: World Literature after Globalisation; Special Project: Text, Context, Inter-text; Special Project: Text, Culture, Theory; other relevant MA English or History modules; another Humanities or Winchester School of Art MA module.

Assessment methods

Coursework involving essays, library and data retrieval exercises, annotated bibliographies, oral presentations, and 15, 000-word dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2019 17,546 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Year 1 (England) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Year 1 (EU) 1 Years
MA Part-time September 2019 8,773 per Year 1 (International) 2 Years
MA Part-time September 2019 4,625 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 2 Years
MA Part-time September 2019 4,625 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 Years
MA Part-time September 2019 4,625 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 Years
MA Part-time September 2019 4,625 per Year 1 (England) 2 Years
MA Part-time September 2019 4,625 per Year 1 (EU) 2 Years
MA Part-time September 2019 4,625 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Avenue Campus SO17 1BF South East

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Postgraduate Admissions - Faculty of Humanities
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