- Unique interdisciplinary programme focused on the study and applications of critical theory.
- Wide range of optional modules across humanities and social science disciplines.
This interdisciplinary programme is centred around a core module in critical theory, oriented towards critical theory in its methodological practice. This module introduces students to the main debates in current critical theory, through exploration of a series of key texts. It explores theories and practices of reading, from Formalism and Structuralism through Barthes and textuality to queer theory, psychoanalysis, materialist and postcolonial theories. In addtion to this core module, you take options from a list of modules linked to critical theory in a range of subjects. There is also a dissertation on a topic linking the concerns of the core module to the material of the options.
Programme format and assessment
Taught core and optional modules assessed by coursework and/or examination plus a compulsory 10,000 word dissertation