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Postcolonial Studies - MA

University of Kent

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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Canterbury Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    26-SEP-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Overview

The MA in Postcolonial Studies develops your understanding of how cultural forms offer a radical resistance to colonial worldviews that are still very much prevalent today.

Develop you own expertise in the relationship between politics, culture, and imperialism, whilst exploring the urgency and vibrancy of postcolonial writing. Topics may include postcolonial responses to the climate emergency, global capitalism, migration and diaspora. If you have never studied postcolonial literature before, or if you wish to expand your existing reading, our modules are dedicated to both canonical works and the very latest developments in the field.

The University of Kent was one of the first universities to establish postcolonial literary studies in the UK and has continued to play a significant part in the development of the field with an incredible national and international reputation. Among the teachers involved in the programme are Bashir Abu-Manneh, Bahriye Kemal, Kaori Nagai, Maria Ridda and Matthew Whittle (see staff research interests for further details).

About the School of English

The School of English has a strong international reputation and global perspective, apparent both in the background of its staff and in the diversity of our teaching and research interests.

Our expertise ranges from the medieval to the postmodern, including British, American and Irish literature, postcolonial writing, 18th-century studies, Shakespeare, early modern literature and culture, Victorian studies, modern poetry, critical theory and cultural history. The international standing of the School ensures that we have a lively, confident research culture, sustained by a vibrant, ambitious intellectual community. We also count a number of distinguished creative writers among our staff, and we actively explore crossovers between critical and creative writing in all our areas of teaching and research.

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 17,400per 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 Kent

  • University League Table

    50th

  • Campus address

    University of Kent, Recruitment and Admissions Office, Registry, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NZ, England

With a global reputation for academic excellence, first-class research and teaching, Kent offers a superb education and memorable student experience.
Kent welcomes students from 152 countries. 21% of students are from Europe and overseas, creating a diverse and supportive community.
Located in historic and inspiring locations that have the continent on their doorstep, you’ll be part of a global community and supported every step of the way.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    29th out of 105 7

  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    111 58%

    61st

    10
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    60.0 60%

    20th

    5
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.86 77%

    76th

    6

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