Taught course

Modern and Contemporary Literature, Culture and Thought

University of Sussex · School of English

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Entry requirements

You should normally have an upper second-class (2.1) undergraduate honours degree or above.

Your qualification should normally be in a subject relevant to your chosen Masters course. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Months of entry


Course content

Explore how literature has shaped and been shaped by modern and contemporary culture.

You have the opportunity to choose from modules reflecting on:

  • modernism and postmodernism
  • theory and practice
  • contemporary history and archives
  • canonicity and avant-gardism
  • aesthetic production
  • globalisation
  • identity politics (sexuality, gender, race, class)
  • conflict (terrorism, war).

English at Sussex enjoys a longstanding, illustrious reputation in modernist and contemporary studies. This MA is associated with the Centre for Modernist Studies, which has been running for over 15 years. Our faculty’s research is resonant, original, diverse and internationalist. These are qualities we prioritise in our teaching.

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

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