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English Literary Studies (Postcolonial and World Literatures) (MA)

University of Southampton

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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Avenue Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    30-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

About this course

Explore postcolonialism and world literature with a master’s degree at the University of Southampton.

Our course gives you the chance to specialise in postcolonial and world literary culture, covering topics such as:

  • legacies of colonialism and imperialism
  • aftermath of decolonisation
  • relationship between gender and nationalism
  • fault lines in postcolonial national narratives

On completion of the course, you’ll be ready for a career in teaching, librarianship, museums and galleries, publishing or heritage.

You’ll get the chance to carry out advanced research and independent critical thinking, and to make effective use of archives, manuscripts, and research libraries.

This pathway is linked to the Southampton Centre for Imperial and Postcolonial Studies. This group brings together academics, writers and research students to explore the practices, experiences and legacies of imperial power in a global setting, from the early-modern period to the present. The centre also hosts events including seminars, workshops and conferences.

We offer a flexible module structure which is designed to give you an advanced understanding of cultural analysis, textual interpretation and theoretical method.

You’ll explore the interrelations of text, theory and culture across the field of English literary and cultural studies. We’ll work with you to:

  • develop your knowledge of critical and research methods
  • raise your awareness of the historical and critical reception of literature in various periods
  • explore the role of literature in a contested cultural framework

Careers

A master's in postcolonial and world literature is excellent preparation for a career in teaching, publishing and arts administration. Our graduates go on to careers in:

  • writing (from journalism to fiction)
  • education
  • international PhD programmes
  • teaching
  • broadcasting
  • creative industries

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 19,850per year

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

University information

University of Southampton

  • University League Table

    15th

  • Campus address

    University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton, Hampshire, SO17 1BJ, England

Southampton is proud of its inclusive global community and welcomes students from over 130 countries, including 6,800 EU and international students.
Southampton's Students' Union (SUSU) has over 40 cultural and international groups that help with social connections for international communities.
Specialist careers support and paid Year in Employment and internship opportunities prepare international students for their future.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    21st out of 100 6

    22nd out of 105 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 206
    143 70%

    25th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70.0 70%

    28th

    12
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.17 83%

    33rd

    4
  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    141 73%

    21st

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    65.0 65%

    13th

    45
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.69 74%

    98th

    19

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