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MA - Literary Studies: Pathway in Critical Theory


Goldsmiths, University of London Department of English and Creative Writing

Full time & Part time See Course MA 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time

About the course

This pathway of our MA Literary Studies degree gives you the chance to study critical literary and cultural theory.

Why study the MA Literary Studies: Critical Theory pathway?

  • You'll look at a range of theoretical issues in literary and cultural theory in both its historical and contemporary modalities. This begins with Aristotle, Luther, Kant and Nietzsche and includes thinkers like Freud, Heidegger, Blanchot, Derrida, Benjamin and Adorno. You'll also look at structuralism, gender, and postcolonial theory.
  • The main focus will be on the relationship of theory to literary and cultural criticism but you will also be able to concentrate on theoretical concepts in their own right.
  • You also have the opportunity to pursue your wider interests thanks to the flexible structure of the

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Entry Requirements

You should have (or expect to be awarded) an undergraduate degree of at least upper second class standard in a relevant/related subject.

You might also be considered for some programmes if you aren’t a graduate or your degree is in an unrelated field, but have relevant experience and can show that you have the ability to work at postgraduate level.


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