Taught course

Literature, Culture and Modernity

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

Entry requirements

Normally a 2:1 Honours degree in English or a related Arts subject will be required. Applicants with a 2:2 Honour's Degree (or equivalent) may begin as a PgDip student. If you pass all modules, you can progress to writing the dissertation to obtain the MA.

Months of entry


Course content

3 good reasons to study Literature, Culture and Modernity at Salford:

  • Study in a dynamic interdisciplinary research and teaching environment
  • Draw upon the resources and expertise of cultural and literary institutions in the region
  • Share your work with peers and academic staff at our Annual MA Conference.

Course Summary

This course is your chance to refine your critical skills through analysis of the literature and language of the modern period. During your time with us, you’ll learn in a lively research environment and benefit from the University’s links with local cultural organisations, including the International Anthony Burgess Foundation.

Your studies will focus on key aspects of literary modernity and explore the interaction between literature and theory. The interdisciplinary nature of the course encourages and stimulates debate on cultural, political and historical issues, as well as analysing the relationships between literature and other cultural forms.

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 recognized Secure English Language Test score

Fees and funding

Fees 2014-15

Full-time £5,610

Full-time International £11,090

Fees 2015-16

Full-time £6,000

Part-time £1,000 per 30 credits

Full-time International £11,310

Additional costs

You should also consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits.

Scholarships and Bursaries

We offer awards to help you study through our:

  • Vice-Chancellor's Excellence Scholarship
  • University of Salford student loyalty discount
  • Country bursary scheme for International students only

Qualification and course duration


part time
36 months
full time
12 months


part time
24 months
full time
8 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment66
Dissertation34 (12000 words)

Course contact details

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