You should have an undergraduate degree of at least upper second class standard in a relevant subject.
Comparative Literature & Criticism; Modern Literary Theory; Modern Literature; American Literature & Culture; Literature of the Caribbean & its Diasporas; Romantic & Victorian Literature & Culture; Shakespeare: Early & Modern
Months of entry
This exciting programme gives you the opportunity to develop the study of literature from a variety of perspectives through a number of flexible 'pathways' (Comparative Literature & Criticism; Modern Literary Theory; Modern Literature; American Literature & Culture; Literature of the Caribbean & its Diasporas; Romantic & Victorian Literature & Culture; Shakespeare: Early & Modern). These enable you to combine theoretical angles with the close reading of a wide range of texts, from different media (literary, filmic, visual), periods, and cultural, geographic and linguistic backgrounds - though all texts will be studied in English, in English translation, or with English subtitles.
What you study
Each of the seven pathways centres around a core module which will ground you in the specific features of the period/region/theoretical discipline covered.
Around this core module you choose from the wide range of options taught in the Department to reflect your own particular interests.
Core modules are complemented by a choice of three option modules and a dissertation.
The following are examples of the range of optional modules that may be available:
Autobiography; Documenting America: The Phototext 1910-1960; The European Avant-Garde; American Poetry; Holocaust Writing; Literature and Philosophy; Postcolonial Fiction: Theory and Practice; Re-writing Sexualities; Translation Theory; Twentieth-Century Caribbean Writing; Twentieth-first Century American Fiction; Reading Freud: Love and Its Vicissitudes; Palestine and Postcolonialism.
You can also take one of the core modules of another ‘pathway’ as one of your options.
A Study Support Workshop will run a number of sessions throughout the year, including sessions on, for example, resources, essay-writing at Master's level, planning and developing dissertation projects.
You will also be able to take part in GLITS, the Department's weekly research seminar; in LINKS, the London Intercollegiate Network for Comparative Studies; and in the many activities organised by the Graduate School and other Goldsmiths departments.
Information for international students
If your first language is not English you need a minimum score of 7.0 in IELTS (including 7.0 in the written element) or equivalent.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
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