Contemporary Literature and Culture MA
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Degree awarded: MA
Duration: 12 Months full time, 24 months part time
Entry requirements: A First or Upper Second class honours degree or its overseas equivalent, in English or a closely related area.
Course fees: For entry in the academic year beginning September 2012, the tuition fees are as follows:
- MA (full-time)
UK/EU students (per annum): £5,000
International students (per annum): £12,300
- MA (part-time)
UK/EU students (per annum): £2,500
Scholarships/sponsorships: Please visit here for the latest information on fees and funding opportunities in our School.
Contact email: MASALC@manchester.ac.uk
Contact telephone: 0161 306 1259
How to apply: Please visit here for an overview of the online application process specific to the course to which you are applying.
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The MA Contemporary Literature and Culture is an exciting new postgraduate programme, based at the prestigious Centre for New Writing.
Students on the MA will be able to take full advantage of the Centre's resources, expertise and impressive events programme. They will have access to prominent writers both on the staff and appearing at the Centre's Literature Live and Martis Amis public events, with recent visitors including John Banville, Will Self, Rose Tremain, Galway Kinnell and Michele Roberts. They will also be encouraged to mix with the Centre's MA Creative Writing cohort, allowing a unique and productive dialogue between the creative and the critical.
Students on the MA will be taught by experts in contemporary literature and culture across the English and American Studies subject area, including M.J. Hyland, Geoff Ryman, Vona Groarke and Kaye Mitchell, and will also be eligible to attend Professor of Creative Writing Martin Amis's exclusive master classes.
Example modules include: Contemporary Fiction, The American Body and Queer Cinema.
The core course, Reading the Contemporary, will introduce key ideas and concepts in the study of contemporary literature and culture. It will consider a range of critical perspectives but also the material contexts in which contemporary literature is produced and received, along with topical themes such as identity, nationalism, history, trauma culture and literature and terrorism. A diverse range of options will be on offer, allowing students to work on contemporary British, American, Irish and Postcolonial literature and culture, specific topics such as gender and sexuality, or specific forms such as film, poetry or the novel. A dissertation of 12,000 - 15,000 words will give students the opportunity to produce, under supervision, an extensive piece of work on a topic of their choosing, from within the field of contemporary literature and culture.
Scholarships and bursaries
Full entry requirements
Academic entry qualification overview: A First or Upper Second class honours degree or its overseas equivalent, in English or a closely related area.
English language: An overall grade 7.0 (with a minimum writing score of 7) in IELTS is required or 100+ in the iTOEFL.
Advice to applicants
PLEASE NOTE THAT WE DO NOT TEACH EVENING CLASSES OR OFFER LONG-DISTANCE LEARNING.
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