Taught course

Culture and Thought after 1945

University of York · Department of English and Related Literature

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Entry requirements

We are looking to attract applicants with a strong 2:1 or 1:0 undergraduate degree (e.g. an average of approx. 67% or more) in an arts, humanities and social science subject and we are expecting the degree to have provided some foundation for theoretical and interdisciplinary considerations of culture and thought after 1945. We will also consider applications where exceptional circumstances or alternative routes to postgraduate study are outlined.

Months of entry


Course content

The MA in Culture and Thought after 1945 is a flexible taught programme that draws on the rich offerings of six departments and centres at York.

Students have the opportunity to explore the key developments of the contemporary period in original and exciting ways, from an interdisciplinary perspective.

The MA allows students to construct a programme that suits their particular interests: students can choose from a wide range of option modules and explore the methodologies and subject matter of multiple disciplines.

The core module provides a foundation in various disciplinary and transdisciplinary ways of conceptualising and analysing the contemporary.

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

Postgraduate Administrator
+44 (0) 1904 323369