Taught course

Modern and Contemporary Literature

The University of Manchester · School of Arts, Languages and Cultures

Entry requirements

We normally expect students to have a First or Upper Second class honours degree or its overseas equivalent in a humanities-based subject area.

Months of entry


Course content

Our MA Modern and Contemporary Literature master's course offers an opportunity to become part of a dynamic group of researchers working in 20th and 21st century literature, culture and theory.

You will undertake an intensive and challenging investigation of the broad field of modern and contemporary writing. Units provide opportunities to study modernisms, postcolonial writing, cultural theory, radical subcultures, American culture, contemporary fiction and much more.

We focus on the relationships between texts and the various political and historical contexts in which they are produced and in which they circulate. Via detailed engagements with aesthetic form, we consider the connections between cultural and political practice, with particular focus on representations and constructions of sexuality, class, gender and race.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

School of Arts, Languages and Cultures