Taught course

English Studies (Modernism and After)

The University of Manchester · English and American Studies

Entry requirements

A First or Upper Second class honours degree or its overseas equivalent, in English or a closely related area.

Months of entry


Course content

This MA programme is designed to introduce students to the great diversity of post-1900 literature, literary criticism and cultural theory, as well as to the manifold interrelations between these areas of creative and scholarly practice and enquiry. The programme aims to produce students who have the knowledge, skills and attributes to undertake research in the diverse area of literatures and cultural theories since 1900. Graduates holding a first degree in English or a related subject will have the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of the discipline and to specialise according to their anticipated career progression. On completion of the programme students will be able to demonstrate a sound, historically informed knowledge of the great diversity of post-1900 literatures and cultural theories, as well as the interrelations between the two.

Information for international students

Overall IELTS score of 7.0 to include a writing score of 7.0, or 620 in the TOEFL written test or 260 in the computerised TOEFL (including 5 in TWE) or 103 in the internet-based TOEFL.

Fees and funding

In most years a number of departmental and Faculty bursaries are available. Candidates applying for AHRC funding through the University of Manchester will be considered for these awards the deadline for which is usually first March. Further information is available from the Postgraduate Admissions Administrator or the University website.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment66
Dissertation34 (12000 words)

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Administrator
00 44 (0)161 275 0322