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  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements English language requirements: * Our IELTS requirements are 6.5 overall with no mark below 6.0 in any of the four skills tested. * TOEFL (paper based) requirement is 580 with 4.5 on the Test of Written English * TOEFL (computer based) is 240 with 4.5 on the essay rating, and * TOEFL iBT is overall Score 94 with a minimum of Listening 20, Reading 23, Speaking 23 and Writing 24 Academic entry requirements: * Applicants will normally be expected to have achieved a good honours degree (at least a II.i or its equivalent) in any Arts discipline.
  • Academic Title
    Colonial and Postcolonial Studies MA
  • Course description
    The Institute offers an innovative interdisciplinary MA in Colonial and Postcolonial Studies. The programme explores Colonial and Postcolonial Studies in a way that is internationalist in outlook and interdisciplinary in method, providing students with unparalleled breadth of choice. Our central focus is thinking through the disciplines; students will be encouraged both to engage with the disciplinary foundations of Colonial and Postcolonial Studies and to work across traditional disciplinary boundaries in order to develop new, imaginative and rigorous connections between disciplines. In this way, we will aim to extend the intellectual and imaginative frontiers of Colonial and Postcolonial Studies in a coherent and connective manner.

    The MA in Colonial and Postcolonial Studies will explore the disciplinary variety contained within Colonial and Postcolonial Studies through an approach that balances chronology, contextual coverage, theoretical debates and emerging fields of study. Students will receive the benefit of specialist research-led teaching across a range of disciplines.

    Full-time 12 months

    Institute of Colonial and Postcolonial Studies
    Formed in 2005, the Institute is a major cross-disciplinary centre for colonial and postcolonial research, consolidating the University's excellent reputation in Commonwealth-Imperial history, postcolonial literary/ cultural studies and modern languages.

    The Institute plays a key role in expanding each of these dynamic and rapidly developing research fields. Its key objective is to re-assess colonial histories, in all their complexity and diversity, and to gauge their continuing impact upon our globalised world.

    Currently the constituent disciplines are English, History, Modern Languages and Cultures, and Theology and Religious Studies, although the Institute is continually expanding and will encompass further disciplines.

    What you study
    The ICPS is a multilingual forum - internationalist in spirit, interdisciplinary in method - for the comparative treatment of ideas, issues and problems related to the study of the colonial past and to the cultures of the contemporary postcolonial world. Topics for research include:

        * Colonialism
        * Postcolonialism
        * Commonwealth-Imperial history
        * Commonwealth and Postcolonial Literary and Cultural Studies

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