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Modern and Contemporary Literature, Culture and Thought - MA

University of Sussex School of Media, Arts and Humanities

Full time & Part time September MA 1 year full time, 2 years part time

About the course

Explore how literature has shaped and been shaped by modern and contemporary culture.

You have the opportunity to choose from modules reflecting on:

  • modernism and postmodernism 
  • theory and practice
  • contemporary history and archives
  • canonicity and avant-gardism
  • aesthetic production
  • globalisation
  • identity politics (sexuality, gender, race, class)
  • conflict (terrorism, war).

English at Sussex enjoys a longstanding, illustrious reputation in modernist and contemporary studies. This MA is associated with the Centre for Modernist Studies, which has been running for over 15 years. Our faculty’s research is resonant, original, diverse and internationalist. These are qualities we prioritise in our teaching.

We’ll make all reasonable efforts to provide you with the courses, services and facilities

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Entry Requirements

You should normally have an upper second-class (2.1) undergraduate honours degree or above.

Your qualification should normally be in a subject relevant to your chosen Masters course. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.


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