This programme offers you an opportunity to study at an advanced level multiple dimensions of European cultures, including history, political and cultural thought, literature and the visual arts. The focus is primarily on France, Spain, Germany and Britain, with reference to other European cultures. As a whole, the programme offers an intellectually challenging, multidisciplinary approach to some of the most stimulating aspects of European cultural studies, helping you acquire the practical and intellectual skills needed for study at postgraduate level and also giving you ample opportunity to practise those skills. The programme is suitable for students who wish to embark on doctoral research, to further their career prospects, particularly in arts-related fields, or build on a personal interest in European cultures.
A core course, Themes in Modern European Cultures, provides an overview of important themes underpinning the development and integration of European cultures, primarily in the twentieth century, and introduces a variety of approaches and methodologies relevant to their study. It encourages a pluralist, cross-disciplinary and comparative approach to various cultures, as do a number of option modules, which allow for a more detailed focus on specific European cultural topics and encourage the development of the critical tools needed to explore them.
A range of options are available, including:
-Time and the Novel
-Myths of Creation
-Aspects of Twentieth-Century History.
Please note: not all options will be offered in any one year. Options can also be taken from cognate MA programmes (some of these have a language requirement).
Students also take a 10-week research skills module.