Taught course

Migration and Postcolonial Studies

University of Aberdeen · School of Language and Literature

Entry requirements

Normally an upper second-class undergraduate degree in French and Francophone Studies, Hispanic Studies, Modern Languages, English Literature, Cultural Studies, Film Studies or World Literature, or equivalent.

Months of entry


Course content

The mass movement of people from all corners of the globe is transforming the contemporary world in which we live, inter-mixing cultural and religious practices, linguistic and literary conventions and challenging traditional notions of the nation and of national culture. Examining the theory, locations and practices of postcolonial cultural production across Anglophone, Spanish-speaking and Francophone locations, and analysing texts, films, cultural artefacts and cultural practices relating to the Caribbean, Latin America, the Middle East, North and West Africa, and South Asia, as well to the metropolitan centres of former empires, this course charts the variety of ways in which post-migrant populations have imagined their relationship both with their countries of origin and countries of settlement. Students on the programme may use texts/sources in English translation or use original language texts/sources, as appropriate.

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Information for international students

The English Language Requirement for all College of Arts and Social Sciences Masters programmes is an IELTS of 6.5 with 6.0 in the writing and reading (or equivalent TOEFL iBT or PTE). For more information see www.abdn.ac.uk/international/english-requirements

Fees and funding

Qualification and course duration


part time
14 months
full time
12 months


part time
21 months
full time
9 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment67
Dissertation33 (15,000 words words)

Course contact details

Nadia Kiwan
+44 (0)1224 272762