University of York

University of York

Global Literature and Culture

This course offers an exploration of the cultural manifestations of colonial conquest, national identities, anti-colonial resistance and post-colonial struggles. Students have the opportunity to study these interconnected histories from the beginnings of European imperialism to the present day, and to choose from modules offered in the Departments of English, History, Politics and History of Art, and in the Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies. The range of modules allows for a comparative understanding of different forms of imperial rule, and encourages a comparative approach to African, Asian, Irish, Middle Eastern and Pacific responses to the experience of colonisation.

Entry requirements

Upper 2nd Class Honours degree or equivalent qualification. However, if you have relevant work experience with good academic potential you may also be considered. If you are a non-native English speaking applicant you must provide evidence of your English language ability. You need to show enough fluency in all aspects of English (reading, writing, speaking and listening) to the required level of the course you are applying to.

Course modules

Core module includes: postcolonial studies. Available Options may include: British Orientalisms in the long Eighteenth centre; imagining Muslims - representations of Muslims in Britain; modern Arabic Literature; South African Literatures; writing the body; the End of Empire in the Caribbean; Japan's Empire and the making of the East Asian Order; Art and Imperialism in India.

Assessment methods

4 assessed essays; Dissertation.

Sponsorship information

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. Please check with the provider for details.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 - 1 years
MA Part-time September 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of York York YO10 5DD Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

Postgraduate Administrator
Telephone number: 
01904 323369