Taught course

Anthony Burgess and his Contemporaries - single module

University of Salford · School of Humanities, Languages and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

Normally a 2:1 Honours degree in English, Creative Writing or a related Arts subject will be required. An applicant with a 2:2 Honours degree (or equivalent) may begin as a PgDip student. If the student passes all modules, s/he may progress to writing the dissertation to obtain the MA. Accreditation for Prior Experiential Learning (APEL).

We welcome applications from students who may not have formal/traditional entry criteria but who have relevant experience or the ability to pursue the course successfully. The Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) process could help you to make your work and life experience count. The APL process can be used for entry onto courses or to give you exemptions from parts of your course. Two forms of APL may be used for entry: the Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning (APCL) or the Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL).

Months of entry


Course content

3 good reasons to study Anthony Burgess and his Contemporaries - single module at Salford:

  • The module is taught in collaboration with the International Anthony Burgess Foundation in their attractive city-centre building
  • You will get direct access to the Burgess archives
  • You will see British writing of the 1960s and 70s in an entirely new light

Course Summary

In this module you will study Burgess as a satirist, novelist and critic in light of the writing of his contemporaries such as Chinua Achebe, Alasdair Gray, B.S. Johnson, V.S. Naipaul, and Muriel Spark. The module will deepen your acquaintance with Burgess as a major 20th century author, but also extend and develop your understanding of a whole range of trends in modern fiction which still influence and inform the present day state of the art. The module is supported by the IABF, where many of the classes are taught, and you will have the opportunity to make use of the Burgess archive as part of your work on the module.

This course can be studied alone or as part of the MA Literature, Culture and Modernity.

Information for international students

International students must provide evidence of proficiency in English – IELTS with an overall band score of 6.5 (no individual band less than 5.5) or an equivalent recognised Secure English Language Test score.

Qualification and course duration


part time
3 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment100

Course contact details

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