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English: Issues in Modern Culture MA

UCL (University College London)

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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    UCL (University College London)

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    26-SEP-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

This MA programme provides the opportunity to explore some of the most exciting and challenging works written in English, by writers from across the world, since the mid-nineteenth century – along with major artistic achievements in film, music and popular culture. It provides contexts for understanding these works in relation to historical, social, political, philosophical and technological developments of the period. The programme explores a range of media, forms and genres using a variety of scholarly approaches, and encourages the development of independent research skills. The core module encourages close reading of works by writers of the period, while the optional modules offer the opportunity to analyse technologies, media, philosophical perspectives and art forms underpinning writing from 1850 to the present.

Careers

Graduates from this MA will be strongly equipped to find employment in fields such as professional writing, publishing, journalism, film and television, advertising and marketing, third-sector work, social enterprise, and teaching. The programme is also an ideal preliminary stage to doctoral research in literature; candidates who obtain the MA and have found a promising subject requiring further study are encouraged to apply to the UCL MPhil/PhD programme.

Employability

Studying on this MA programme will help students to develop their written and oral communication skills; their ability to analyse and synthesise ideas and to organise complex materials in a lucid manner; their capacity for logical argumentation and critical thinking; and their time management and independent working skills.

Application deadline

31 March 2022

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 26,600per year

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

University information

UCL (University College London)

  • University League Table

    8th

  • Campus address

    UCL (University College London), Gower Street, London, Camden, WC1E 6BT, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    6th out of 100 3

    6th out of 90 1

    15th out of 105 23

  • Entry standards

    / Max 206
    185 91%

    5th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    82.0 82%

    5th

    42
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.83 77%

    91st

    44
  • Entry standards

    / Max 213
    182 93%

    6th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    72.0 72%

    11th

    4
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.94 79%

    70th

    3
  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    178 92%

    5th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80.0 80%

    3rd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.04 81%

    31st

    9

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