University of York
Culture and Thought after 1945
The MA in Culture and Thought after 1945 offers a unique opportunity for interdisciplinary, taught postgraduate study of the intertwined theoretical, cultural and historical developments of the contemporary. Drawing on the rich and varied offerings of six departments and centres at York, the MA allows students to construct a programme that suits their particular interests, while the core module provides a foundation in various disciplinary and trans-disciplinary ways of conceptualising and analysing the contemporary. Throughout the programme, students are encouraged to approach the contemporary by bringing together the subject matter and methodologies of multiple disciplines in original and exciting ways.
We are looking to attract applicants with a strong 2.1 or 1.0 undergraduate degree in an arts, humanities or social science subject and we are expecting the degree to have provided some foundation for theoretical and interdisciplinary considerations of culture and thought after 1945; IELTS: 7.0 overall with 7.0 in each component; pearson: 67 overall with 67 in each component.
Core Module: framing the contemporary. Optional modules are available. The option modules offered vary from year to year, depending upon the interests and availability of staff.
Coursework consists of four assessed essays of approximately 4,500 words each. The Summer Term and the rest of the academic year are devoted to the production of a c.15,000-20,000-word dissertation, which is submitted at the end of September.
A range of scholarships and studentships are available at postgraduate level. Some scholarships are funded by the University (such as the York Master's Opportunity Scholarship) and some are funded by Research Councils, alumni, businesses and charities.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|MA||Full-time||£ 6,650 per Academic year (home fees)||1 years|
|MA||Full-time||£ 15,680 per Academic year (overseas fees)||1 years|
|MA||Part-time||£ 3,225 per Academic year (home fees)||2 years|
|MA||Part-time||£ 7,575 per Academic year (overseas fees)||2 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|University of York||York||YO10 5DD||Yorkshire and the Humber|
Postgraduate Administrator, Centre fro Modern Studies