Birkbeck, University of London

Course Introduction

This programme offers you the opportunity to specialise in twenty'first'century literature and culture, as well as exposing you to the most important literary and theoretical developments of the last few decades. This MA considers the legacy of postmodernism, the effects of new technologies on narrative form, and the aesthetic, spatial and political coordinates of writing produced in an increasingly networked and globalised world.

Through a range of literary and interdisciplinary options, you have the opportunity to pursue your own interests, whether they lie in contemporary poetics; in fiction from Britain, the US, Europe or postcolonial nations; in the changing forms of the book in a digital age; or in historical approaches to issues like nation, race, gender and sexuality. The MA's programme of study opens up the aesthetic, historical and political dimensions of contemporary literature and culture.

Course Modules

For information about course structure and the modules you will be studying, please visit Birkbeck’s online prospectus.

Start Date:

09/2019

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MA £14,850 Overseas Fees
1 year
Full Time
MA £8,175 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA £4,075 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA £7,425 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • A good 2nd-Class Honours undergraduate degree in literature, cultural studies, history or another relevant subject. If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, the requirement for this programme is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 7.0, with not less than 6.5 in each of the sub-tests.