This MA develops your understanding of the politics of culture in relation to both the imperialist world's interpretation of the colonial, and postcolonial assertions of autonomy. In this context, while ‘postcolonial' refers primarily to societies of the so-called ‘Third World', it also includes questions relevant to cultures such as those of Ireland and Australia.
*This course will be taught at the Canterbury campus*
The University of Kent was one of the first universities to establish postcolonial literary studies and has continued to play a significant part in the development of the field.
This programme can also be studied in Canterbury and Paris. This option allows you to spend your first term at our Canterbury campus, before relocating to our Paris centre for the spring term to study in the heart of historic Montparnasse.
Course format and assessment
You take a compulsory module, at least one more specialist Postcolonial module and two other modules (four in total) during the autumn and spring terms. You are also expected to attend the Faculty and School Research Methods Programmes.
You then write the dissertation or editorial project between the start of the Summer Term and the end of August.
Assessment is by a 5-6,000-word essay for each module and a 12,000 word dissertation.
Many career paths can benefit from the writing and analytical skills that you develop as a postgraduate student in the School of English. Our students have gone on to work in academia, journalism, broadcasting and media, publishing, writing and teaching; as well as more general areas such as banking, marketing analysis and project management.
- Shortlisted for University of the Year 2015 - Kent has been ranked fifth out of 120 UK universities in a mock Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) exercise modelled by Times Higher Education (THE). - In the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, Kent was ranked 17th* for research output and research intensity, in the Times Higher Education, outperforming 11 of the 24 Russell Group universities - Over 96% of our postgraduate students who graduated in 2014 found a job or further study opportunity within six months. Find out more: https://www.kent.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/why/