Taught course

Anthony Burgess and His Contemporaries - Single Module

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

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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.

Months of entry


Course content

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, course duration and attendance options

  • Module
    part time
    3 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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