Queen Mary, University of London

Course Introduction

The course explores 20th and 21st century literature and culture. On the programme, you will gain a more advanced understanding of modernist literature and culture; study the literature that interests you the most; develop new skills in argument, presentation, and independent research; graduate with the freedom to continue researching your literary interests at doctoral level or to pursue a wide range of careers.

Course Modules

Modules include: Modernism and after; resources for research; researching modern culture. Optional modules: aestheticism and the fin'de'si'cle literature; african literary and textual cultures; benjamin and adorno; cultural legacies of the first world war; the forms of modernism; freud and proust; imagining the modern caribbean; james joyce's finnegan's wake; j. m. coetzee: in the provinces of history; literature, science and technology; modernism and Ireland; post colonialism, language and identity; psychoanalysis and modern culture; the state of the novel; writing the east end.

Course Additional Entry

An upper 2nd class Honours degree in English or such related fields as history, cultural studies and media studies. Where a North American marking scheme is used, applicants should have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.2. Applicants without formal qualifications can be considered on an individual basis.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £14,400  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £7,950  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time
MA (Postgraduate) £7,200  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 years
Part Time
MA (Postgraduate) £3,975  Academic year. First year home fees