Taught course

Postcolonial Literary and Cultural Studies

University of Leeds · School of English

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or equivalent, in English or Postcolonial literatures, or a degree including English or Postcolonial literatures, or in a related subject. Applicants whose first language is not English must fulfil our language requirements.

Months of entry


Course content

This MA explores the richness and diversity of new writings in English, paying attention to their innovative experiments with form and language, to their several histories and specific socio-cultural contexts, and to the critical and theoretical issues raised by colonial and postcolonial literatures. Attention is also paid to other modes of cultural production, such as film and music, and to the relation between literary studies and other disciplines, including history, geography and anthropology. The cross-disciplinary Institute for Colonial and Postcolonial Studies both extends and enhances research and teaching in the area.

You will be taught in weekly seminars in small groups by the School’s specialists in postcolonial literary and cultural studies. The MA aims to provide a conceptual basis for comparative literary and cultural analysis, and to improve written and spoken communication skills.

Information for international students

The University of Leeds welcomes international students. English language is required (eg. IELTS). Accommodation is guaranteed for all new international students paying fees at non-EU rate. For details please refer to relevant course website.

Fees and funding

There are a number of scholarships available to both UK/EU and international students. Further information.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Administrator
+44 (0)113 343 4738