University of Southampton

University of Southampton

English Literary Studies (Twentieth Century and Contemporary)

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 complex cultural histories of recent literatures in English, including modernist writing; contemporary writing; gender and sexuality; literature's relationship to other discourses (law, science, race); national, minority, dissident and diasporic writing; and postcolonial literatures. We offer advanced training in close textual study, history and theory.

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: Dissertation; Approaches to The Long Twentieth Century (1914-Present); Adventures in Literary Research. Optional: Writing for Children; The Art and Craft of Fiction Part I; The Art and Craft of Fiction Part II; Shakespeare and His World; Special Project (Text, Context, Intertext); Special Project (Text, Culture, Theory); Jerusalem: City and Symbol; Jews And Non-Jews: Relations from Antiquity to Modernity; Jewish Society and Culture in Eastern Europe; New Approaches to American History; Scriptwriting; Sweatshops, Sexworkers, And Asylum Seekers: World Literature and Visual Culture After Globalisation; Narrative Non-Fiction: The Interdisciplinary Art; The Holocaust, Englishness and Americanness; Nehru's India: Nationalism, Difference and The Path to Development (1930-1963); Digital Frontiers: Conflict in Cyberspace, 1967 - Present; Terrorists Vs. Counterterrorists: Past, Present and Future Policy.

Assessment methods

Coursework involving extended essays, oral presentations, practical tests and 15, 000-word dissertation.

Qualifications

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

Campus details

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

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Key information

Contact: 
Postgraduate Admissions - Faculty of Humanities
Telephone number: 
02380598062