Taught course

Postcolonial Literary and Cultural Studies

Institution
University of Leeds · School of English
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (Hons) in English, postcolonial literature or a related subject.

We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications. For more information contact the School of English admissions team.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Discover the richness and diversity of Anglophone postcolonial cultures, their social and historical contexts, and the theoretical issues they raise through literature and related media such as film and music.

This course allows you to discover the immensely varied literatures of the Commonwealth, and to examine their unique histories, contexts, structures and language.

You’ll consider the issues that emerge from the study of postcolonial cultures, and gain an in-depth understanding of how creative outputs like literature, music and cinema engage with issues of race, place, identity, independence and development.

Our teaching and research examine postcolonial cultures from a broad range of perspectives, incorporating insights from related disciplines including geography, anthropology and history.

This flexibility gives you many opportunities to pursue your personal interests, while an independent research project enables you to explore a topic of your choice in even greater depth.

Specialist resources

The University of Leeds Library is one of the UK's major academic research libraries. It has extensive holdings to support your studies, including English Literature Collections that have been designated of national and international importance.

Our Special Collections offer a huge range of rare books, manuscripts and art, as well as microfilm collections of American, Indian and South African newspapers, US government and presidential files, the Black Power Movement archive, the Church Missionary Society archive, and documents relating to British imperialism, foreign affairs, and overseas policy.

Information for international students

This course requires an IELTS score of 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in all components. For other English qualifications, read English language equivalent qualifications.

International students who do not meet the English language requirements for this programme may be able to study our postgraduate pre-sessional English course, to help improve your English language level.

This pre-sessional course is designed with a progression route to your degree programme and you’ll learn academic English in the context of your subject area. To find out more, read Language for Arts and Humanities (6 weeks) and Language for Social Science and Arts: Arts and Humanities (10 weeks).

If you need to study for longer than 10 weeks, read more about our postgraduate pre-sessional English course.

Fees and funding

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

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Administrator
Email
pgtenglish@leeds.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)113 343 0277