Research course

Caribbean Literature

University of Birmingham · Department of African Studies and Anthropology

Entry requirements

The normal minimum entry qualification is an upper second-class honours degree from a recognised institution.

Months of entry


Course content

The MRes degree is a research programme with some provision for taught modules. It is aimed at those who wish to move beyond undergraduate work and to engage in research in depth for a postgraduate thesis, but who also wish to take modules that help develop research and related skills. On this programme you cover a broad range of poetry and fiction from English, French and Spanish Caribbean. In the process you engage with issues of Caribbean history, politics, national identity, gender and sexuality.

Programme content

As part of the Caribbean Studies MRes, you take three taught modules:

You also write a dissertation of 20,000 words in the final term on a topic of your choice relevant to the focus of the programme.

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Fees and funding

UK students
£4,121 FT
International students
£13,680 FT

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Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate enquiry service
0121 414 5005