Taught course

Contemporary Literature, Culture and Theory

King's College London · Department of English

Entry requirements

Bachelor’s degree with 2:1 honours in English, or a related discipline.

In order to meet the academic entry requirements for this programme you should have a minimum 2:1 undergraduate degree with a final mark of at least 60% or above in the UK marking scheme. If you are still studying you should be achieving an average of at least 60% or above in the UK marking scheme.

Months of entry


Course content

Our MA in Contemporary Literature, Culture & Theory lets you explore a range of texts and concepts from 1945 to the present, with an emphasis on the late 20th and early 21st centuries.

The course offers you the opportunity to study cutting-edge topics such as literary production after 1999; imperialism and sexuality; contemporary experimental poetry; new directions in gender and race theory; realism and its others; emerging concepts of the human; theories and histories of violence; Marxist theories of value; the intersection of aesthetics and politics in relation to transparency and secrecy; urban culture; performance studies; and cultures of conflict and dissent from Africa to the Middle East.

Key benefits

Flexible course offering a range of approaches to contemporary literature, culture and theory

Course structure includes three option modules so students can focus their studies to suit their specific research interests

Five full-time staff members who specialise in the contemporary period, within a dynamic, research-led department with an international reputation for excellence

Unrivalled location in the centre of London, with easy access to the British Library and the major libraries and archives of the capital

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Officer
+44 (0) 20 7848 7200