Masters | Postgraduate Course - English Literary Studies: World and Postcolonial Cultures MA Course Details within University of Exeter

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Tuition fees per year 2019/20 UK/EU: £8,300 full-time; £4,150 part-time. International: £17,700 full-time
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English Literary Studies: World and Postcolonial Cultures MA

Study Details

MA: 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

The World and Postcolonial Cultures pathway gives you the opportunity to specialise in film, literature and critical theoretical concepts as part of the English department’s flexible MA programme. You will be taught by scholars with expertise in archival studies and material cultures, critical theory, ecocriticism, commodity fictions, film studies, print cultures, and the creative industries. The MA pathway allows students to adapt their module choice to their own specialist interests, with modules exploring ideas such as anti-colonial nationalism, neo-colonialism, writing Black Britain, trans-nationalism, resource conflicts, Black Power, partition and border conflicts, and world revolutions in film and fiction.

Module details

Compulsory modules

EASM023     Dissertation     60

Optional modules

EASM150     Empire, Decadence and Modernity: Literature 1870-1910     30
EASM109     Bodies Politic: Cultural and Sexual Politics in England, 1603-1679     30
EASM100     The Cultures of American Modernism     30
EASM157     The Literature of Cold War America     30
EASM152     Criticism and Theory: Critical and Literary Theory in a Global Context     30
EASM099     Making Progress? Literature in a Changing Environment     30
EASM106     Criticism and Theory: Current Debates     30
EASM142     Revival and Return: Using the Past from Pope to Keats     30
EASM128     From Orientalism to Globalisation: Debates in Postcolonial Studies     30
EAFM081     Hearing Film: Film Sound and Music     30
EASM167     World Cinema / World Literature     30
EAFM088     Sense, Sensation and Cinema     30
EASM160     Renaissance Space     30
EASM154     The Body and Identity     30

Entry Requirements

Normally a minimum 2:1 Honours degree or equivalent, preferably in English (which is defined as English Literature, English and American Studies, etc.) or related disciplines (which are defined as Film Studies, Drama, Creative Writing).

Programme Funding

We offer numerous scholarships to encourage exceptional students to apply for Masters programmes at the University of Exeter.

Student Destinations

An English degree is a uniquely versatile qualification valued by employers for the combination of communication and analytical skills as well as combining an understanding of literature and media in a historical and cultural context. For some of our students the MA is a step on the path to doctoral study, for others it opens up a range of career paths in areas such as teaching, publishing, media, journalism, advertising and communications.

In recent years the positions some of our graduates have gone on to include:

Marketing Assistant
Assistant Editor
Publishing Assistant
Editorial Assistant
Freelance Journalist