Description

This ground-breaking course is timely and necessary, taking black British writing seriously as a discipline.

Why study MA Black British Writing at Goldsmiths?

  • This degree is a world first. There’s nowhere else you can study black British writing in such an in-depth way – in the actual country where the writing is produced.
  • It’s timely and necessary. Black and minority ethnic people continue to be massively underrepresented in academia, and texts written by black authors are often missing from university course lists. A degree that takes black British writing seriously is a vital step in increasing intellectual awareness of, and amplifying, these black British voices. In studying this Masters, you will become part of this process.
  • You’ll be looking at an extremely diverse range of texts, analysing work from novelists, poets, short story writers, essayists, and playwrights. You’ll also locate these writers in their historical context, gaining an understanding of the history of black people in Britain and how they were represented and perceived.
  • We welcome applications from those seeking academic careers, professionals who are returning to learning, and performers and artists who wish to develop their analytic and critical thinking skills.
  • You’ll be based in London and have access to all the resources the city offers including use of the Black Plays Archive at the Royal National Theatre for fieldwork and research tasks.

Study Details:

MA 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time

Module Details:

Core modules

  • Historicising the Field of Black British Writing: From the Romans to the Present 30 credits
  • Interculturality, Text, Poetics 30 credits
  • MA Black British Writing Dissertation 60 credits

Option modules

  • The Genres and Aesthetics of Contemporary Black British Writing 30 credits
  • Caribbean Women Writers 30 credits

Student Destinations

The MA’s design allows for a diverse range of applications of its contents to careers including education, counselling, community arts, arts practice, social services, cultural organisations, or towards research degrees (MPhil; PhD).

Our courses consolidate the influential presence of contemporary Black British writing. It is recognised as both intrinsic to conceptions of British cultural heritage but also distinctive within the body of British writing.

Fees

These are the fees for students starting their programme in the 2020/21 academic year. Home/EU - full-time: £7030 Home/EU - part-time: £3515 International - full-time: £14760

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.

Students without BA-equivalent qualifications who have substantial work experience (eg. in literary journalism, creative writing, publishing, arts administration), which can be considered as equivalent to formal qualifications, may be admitted provided they demonstrate analytical and academic writing skills to the necessary level.

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