Taught course

Literature, Film and Visual Culture

University of Sussex · Media and Film

Entry requirements

A first- or upper second-class undergraduate honours degree in a relevant subject.

Months of entry


Course content

This MA is designed for the growing number of postgraduates with intellectual interests cutting across the disciplines of English, media, film and image studies. It explores the convergence of literature and visual culture from the late 18th century to the present, and addresses the theoretical and historical interconnections between literary and visual representation.

Through different approaches to the study of writing, image and visuality, individual options encourage you to think flexibly across conceptual frameworks, and offer a fresh understanding of the theoretical exchanges between visual and textual analysis.

This MA is associated with the Centre for Visual Fields.

Course structure

We continue to develop and update our modules for 2015 entry to ensure you have the best student experience. In addition to the course structure below, you may find it helpful to refer to the Modules tab.

Full-time courses can also be followed part time over two years, with taught seminars in the autumn and spring terms.

Autumn and spring terms: you take four options from a list that may include Image and Text • ImagiNation: the Great American Novel • Photography and Fiction in the 20th Century • Psychoanalysis and the Image • Representing the Great Depression in Literature and Culture • Style: The Necessary Failure.

Summer term: supervised work on the MA dissertation.


You are assessed by four 5,000-word term papers and a dissertation of 15,000 words.

Information for international students

Please refer to http://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/pg/2015/taught/3913/31665#qualifications

Fees and funding

The University of Sussex offers a range of generous scholarships of up to £3,000 for postgraduate scholars. These prestigious awards are designed to attract the most talented students and recognise the difficult funding climate. For full details of our scholarships, conditions and how to apply, please visit: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/money/scholarships/pgt2014

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment60
Dissertation40 (15000 words)

Course contact details

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