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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    York St John University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    26-SEP-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Contemporary literature is full of innovation, diversity and creativity. It is an area that is constantly evolving to reflect what is happening in the world. Through the texts and topics you study, you will discover the debates that are informing authors, critics and literary professionals. This course is your opportunity to become a literary critic in the contemporary writing scene.

Course overview

Discover the complex relationships between texts, theory and contemporary debate. On this course, you will study everything from novels and poetry to memoirs and creative non-fiction. You will engage with a range of contemporary literary voices from all over the world. As a student of contemporary literature, We will encourage you to develop your own areas of interest and expertise, and you will have the space to explore your ideas through a variety of assessments.

Where could Contemporary Literature take you?

This postgraduate degree could lead you to a career directly related to Contemporary Literature, or it could take you in a completely different direction, using the many transferrable skills you will develop.

This will give you an advantage for a career in many employment areas, including:

  • Journalism
  • Marketing
  • The arts and heritage industry
  • Communication services

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
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£ 13,000per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

York St John University

  • University League Table

    103rd

  • Campus address

    York St John University, Lord Mayor's Walk, York, York, YO31 7EX, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    81st out of 100 9

  • Entry standards

    / Max 206
    109 52%

    81st

    8
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    59.0 59%

    58th

    22
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.17 83%

    10th

    4

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