Queen Mary, University of London

Course Introduction

The course brings together a variety of genres and critical approaches to contemporary literature, such that you will have the chance to explore fiction, poetry, and life writing, as well as debates in cultural theory and philosophy about the very nature and periodization of contemporaneity.

Course Modules

Modules include: Writing and the present; resources for research; researching modern culture. Optional modules: african literary and textual cultures; imagining the modern caribbean; imagining south asia and its diaspora; j. m. coetzee: in the provinces of history; literature, science and technology; narrative, poetry and storytelling in the 21st century; peripheral modernities; postcolonialism, language and identity; 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