Taught course

Modern and Contemporary Fiction

Institution
University of Chester · Department of English
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

Applicants require a minimum of a good second-class honours degree, or the equivalent, in an appropriate discipline. Admission is subject to written application, references, and evidence of written work. Applicants may be invited for interview.

Months of entry

October

Course content

Our MA in Modern and Contemporary Fiction is an innovative and stimulating course that explores a rich variety of 20th- and 21st-century fiction.

This distinctive course is taught by a dynamic and experienced team with research strengths in modern and contemporary British, Irish, American, and South African fiction. Department members have published on a wide range of modernist, postmodernist, and postcolonial authors; on genres including science fiction, historical fiction, and crime/detective fiction; and on representations of addiction, terrorism, apartheid, fashion, and the female body. Two of the teaching team edit Flash: The International Short-Short Story Magazine.

The Parkgate Road Campus library is well stocked with texts on modern and contemporary fiction, and houses the Flash Fiction Special Collection, the world’s largest archive of flash-related books and magazines.

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions
Email
postgrad@chester.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1244 511000