English Literature: Modern and Contemporary MA



Course introduction

This pathway explores literature in its social and cultural contexts from the late-nineteenth century to the present, focusing on Modernist and Postmodernist literature, and contemporary critical debates.

* Get tailored support from staff with a rich variety of research specialisms

* Consider key issues in the study of modern and contemporary literature

* Study in a leading centre of research with a renowned teaching team

* Create a bespoke degree that reflects your interests

* Gain specialised, transferable research skills



About the School



School of English and Drama

The School of English and Drama brings together two of Queen Mary's outstanding departments: the Department of English and the Department of Drama. We collaborate with high-profile organisations: previous works have included projects with the Barbican, Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) and the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A).

The Department of English is one of the country's leading centres for literary study. We have an international reputation for our high-quality research and excellence in teaching: we were ranked first in the UK for research intensity in the last national Research Excellence Framework.

We forge collaborations across academia and beyond. Our teaching staff are involved in a number of research centres and projects, including the Centre for Poetry, the Sexual Cultures Research Group and the Raphael Samuel History Centre.



Tuitions and fees

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 Years - full-time MA - Master of Arts £9950 Home Fees
1 Years - full-time MA - Master of Arts £18000 Overseas Fees
1 Years - full-time MA - Master of Arts £9950 European Fees
2 Years - part-time MA - Master of Arts £9950 Home Fees
2 Years - part-time MA - Master of Arts £18000 Overseas Fees
2 Years - part-time MA - Master of Arts £9950 European Fees


Qualifications required

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students need to have a 2:1 or above at undergraduate level in English or a related subject such as History, Cultural Studies and Media Studies. Promising applicants who do not meet the formal academic criteria but who possess relevant credentials and who can demonstrate their potential to produce written work at Masters level will also be considered. As part of the admissions process, we may call for examples of written and artistic work and/or interview candidates.
  • International entry requirements: Students need to have a 2:1 or above at undergraduate level in English or a related subject such as History, Cultural Studies and Media Studies. Promising applicants who do not meet the formal academic criteria but who possess relevant credentials and who can demonstrate their potential to produce written work at Masters level will also be considered. As part of the admissions process, we may call for examples of written and artistic work and/or interview candidates. Students need to have an IELTS 7.0 overall including 7.0 in Writing, Reading, Listening and Speaking. TOEFL: 100 overall including 27 in Writing, 24 in Reading, 22 in Listening and 25 in Speaking.
  • IELTS score: 7