Masters | Postgraduate Course - Global Literatures and 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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Global Literatures and Cultures MA

Study Details

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

As part of our MA in Global Literatures and Cultures you will work with leading scholars to explore the works of literature, art and thought that have shaped our global culture. We offer first-class teaching and supervision from leading experts in the literature and cultures of Modern Europe (including the United Kingdom and Russia), as well as China, the United States, North Africa and the Global South.

Our research covers all periods from the medieval to the contemporary, with expertise in literary studies, textual editing and criticism, film and visual art, architecture and museum culture, so you are able to shape the generic, chronological and geographical focus of your studies according to your interests.

Module details

Compulsory modules

60 credits of compulsory modules and 60 credits of optional Translation and Global Literatures modules.
a You must select Dissertation in Global Literatures and Cultures: SMLM113 or Dissertation by Practice in Global Literatures and Cultures: SMLM114 (you cannot choose more than one module from this group).

  • SMLM111 Global Pre Modern 30
  • SMLM112 Global Modernisms 30
  • EGLS MA Global Literatures and Cultures SMLM113 or SMLM114 See note a above
  • SMLM113 Dissertation in Global Literatures and Cultures 60
  • SMLM114 Dissertation by Practice in Global Literatures and Cultures 60

Optional modules
EGLS MA Global Literatures and Cultures optional modules 2018/9

  • SMLM084 Global Girlhoods on Film 30
  • SMLM085 Translating the Future: Science Fiction as a Global Phenomenon 30
  • SMLM115 Global Literatures and Cultures Work Placement 30
  • SMLM131 Gender and Identity in Medieval Europe 30
  • SMLM159 Princely Splendour: The Arts at Court in Late Medieval France 30
  • EAFM088 Sense, Sensation and Cinema 30
  • EASM106 Criticism and Theory: Current Debates 30
  • EASM128 From Orientalism to Globalisation: Debates in Postcolonial Studies 30
  • EASM167 World Cinema / World Literature 30
  • EASM160 Renaissance Space 30
  • EASM152 Criticism and Theory: Critical and Literary Theory in a Global Context 30
  • SMLM086 Self and Other in Nineteenth-Century France 30

Entry Requirements

Normally a minimum 2:1 Honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject.

Programme Funding

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

Student Destinations

Our programme will develop your specific competences to interpret and analyse complex textual and cultural artefacts, you will graduate with a full range of skills that will make you competitive in the job market. You will be encouraged to become a productive, useful and questioning member of society, be able to assimilate significant quantities of data (written text and visual sources) and express yourself clearly and with precision in oral and written form.

If you choose to take the optional work placement module you may choose to work with organisations such as media firms, publishers, museums and art galleries, libraries and archives, or relevant heritage sites.