English Literary Studies (Postcolonial and World Literature) MA

University of Southampton    Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Full time September MA Full-time: 1 year
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Embark on a captivating literary journey with the English Literary Studies (Postcolonial and World Literature) MA at the University of Southampton. Delve into the fascinating world of postcolonialism and global literature, exploring themes like colonial legacies, gender dynamics, and postcolonial national narratives. This master's programme equips you with advanced research skills and critical thinking abilities, enabling you to excel in careers such as teaching, publishing, or heritage. Benefit from the flexible module structure, allowing you to gain a deep understanding of cultural analysis and textual interpretation. Immerse yourself in a vibrant academic community and take advantage of unique facilities and exciting events. Entry requirements include a 2:1 degree in English literature or a related field, along with a written work sample for assessment. Start your literary odyssey today!

About the course

Explore postcolonialism and world literature with a master’s degree at the University of Southampton.

Our course gives you the chance to specialise in postcolonial and world literary culture, covering topics such as:

  • legacies of colonialism and imperialism
  • aftermath of decolonisation
  • relationship between gender and nationalism
  • fault lines in postcolonial national narratives

On completion of the course, you’ll be ready for a career in teaching, librarianship, museums and galleries, publishing or heritage.

You’ll get the chance to carry out advanced research and independent critical thinking, and to make effective use of archives, manuscripts, and research libraries.

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Entry Requirements

First or upper second-class degree or an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University in English literature or a cognate discipline.

You will also need to provide a sample of written work for assessment. The sample should be approximately 2,500 words in length.

English language: Band C, IELTS 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 6.0 in all components.

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A variety of scholarships, grants and bursaries may be available to help you fund your master’s study

Please see the university website for further information on fees for this course.

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