Taught course

Modern and Contemporary Literature and Culture

University of York · Department of English and Related Literature

Entry requirements

Applicants for MA programmes in English and related literature will normally be expected to have obtained upper 2nd Class Honours, or equivalent, in an appropriate subject. If you are a non-native English speaking applicant you must provide evidence of your English language ability. You need to show enough fluency in all aspects of English (reading, writing, speaking and listening) to the required level of the course you're applying to.

Months of entry


Course content

The Modern School offers a broad range of options in the literature and culture of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries within the structure of its MA in Modern and Contemporary Literature and Culture.

You will develop an understanding of:

  • the engagement of modern writing with a range of cultural issues;
  • the cultural meanings and associations of important developments in literary technique in the twentieth century;
  • the development of ‘modernity’ in association with particular genres and writers;
  • some of the ways in which modern historical and technological development affected notions of writing the importance of political movements such as feminism and the formation of gay identities to modern writing.

Information for international students

York is a research-intensive university and a proud member of the elite Russell Group of universities. Information about international fees can be found on our website.

Fees and funding

Department and University scholarships may be available, please check our website for details: Fees and funding

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Administrator
+44 (0) 1904 323369