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MA Literary Studies: Pathway in American Literature & Culture

Goldsmiths, University of London

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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Goldsmiths, University of London

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

This pathway of the MA Literary Studies aims to enhance your knowledge and understanding of the literature that has sought to define or has emerged from 'America'.

Why study the MA Literary Studies: American Literature pathway at Goldsmiths?

  • You will be engaged in a rigorous study of American literary criticism and theory. You will read a variety of nineteenth- and twentieth-century American literature and assess how American critical and theoretical conceptions shape American literature, producing different “Americas”.
  • In particular, you'll study some of the ways in which nineteenth- and twentieth-century American literature sought to understand the nation in the face of the fragmenting effects of modernity and postmodernity.
  • While the core module gives you a strong grounding in this field, the flexible structure of the MA will offer you the opportunity to pursue your wider interests by studying three options from the large provision of the department, choosing at least one of these in an area that is relevant to the literature and culture of the Americas.
  • You will be able to further develop your interest in American literature and culture through a 15,000-word dissertation to be submitted at the end of your programme of study.

Skills

You will develop transferable skills, including:

  • enhanced communication and discussion skills in written and oral contexts
  • the ability to analyse and evaluate different textual materials
  • the ability to organise information; the ability to assimilate and evaluate competing arguments

Careers

Graduates of this programme have gone on to pursue careers in:

  • publishing
  • journalism
  • public relations
  • teaching
  • advertising
  • the civil service
  • business
  • industry
  • the media

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 15,500per year

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

University information

Goldsmiths, University of London

  • University League Table

    68th

  • Campus address

    Goldsmiths, University of London, New Cross, Lewisham, SE14 6NW, England

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  • Entry standards

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  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    55 55%

    12th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.01 80%

    13th

    4
  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    111 56%

    69th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    48 48%

    77th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.78 76%

    93rd

    1

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