Taught course

English Literary Studies (Twentieth Century and Contemporary)

Institution
University of Southampton · School of Humanities
Qualifications
MA

Visit the institution website for COVID‑19 updates

Entry requirements

First or upper second-class degree or an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University in English literature or a cognate discipline.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Choosing the Twentieth-Century and Contemporary pathway will enable you to explore the complex cultural histories of recent literatures in English, including modernist writing; contemporary writing; gender and sexuality; literature’s relationship to other discourses (law, science, race); national, minority, dissident and diasporic writing; and postcolonial literatures. We offer advanced training in close textual study, history and theory.

See our website for a full list of compulsary and optional modules: https://www.southampton.ac.uk/english/postgraduate/taught_courses/q320-ma-english-literary-studies-twentieth-centry.page#modules

Coursework involving extended essays, oral presentations, practical tests and 15, 000-word dissertation.

Information for international students

English language requirements:

All applicants must demonstrate they possess at least a minimum standard of English language proficiency. Applicants requiring a visa to study in the UK who do not offer GCSE English language (or GCSE English) at the required level will need to meet the following English language proficiency requirement.

Band C IELTS 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 6.0 in all components.

IELTS 7.0 overall, with minimum of 7.0 in writing, 6.5 in reading, listening and speaking, or an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University.

Fees and funding

Please see the

funding page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions Enquiries
Email
pgafh@southampton.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 23 8059 8062