Taught course

English Studies: Postcolonial and Global Literatures

Queen Mary, University of London · School of English and Drama

Entry requirements

An upper 2nd class Honours degree in English or such related fields as history, cultural studies and media studies. Where a North American marking scheme is used, applicants should have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.5. Applicants without formal qualifications can be considered on an individual basis.

Months of entry


Course content

Our Postcolonial and Global Literatures pathway offers students the opportunity to explore classic and contemporary writings in English and in translation. Students on the pathway will be able to think further about literatures in postcolonial and global contexts, while studying in the heart of London’s East End with its long history of migration.

The pathway’s core module, ‘Peripheral Modernities’, will give you a thorough grounding in concepts of modernity, globalisation, and culture as viewed from the global peripheries. You will also choose from a wide variety of optional modules that might allow you to study literatures from the Caribbean, Africa, South Asia and its diasporas, or the East End of London; or to explore interdisciplinary fields like translation studies, cartography, or book history in postcolonial and global contexts.

This is a broad and interdisciplinary pathway, which nevertheless provides a specialized programme of study ideal for those wishing to go on to pursue PhD study in related fields. The programme also engages with the critical present and provides a wide range of academic and transferable skills allowing graduates to pursue a wide range of career pathways, including teaching, publishing, or working within the cultural industries.

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Fees and funding

UK students
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Qualification and course duration


N/A months
distance learning
N/A months
full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

School of English and Drama
+44 (0)20 7882 8571