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Postcolonial Literary and Cultural Studies MA

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  • Objectives
    The MA scheme aims to explore the richness and diversity of postcolonial literatures in English, and to examine the theoretical issues they raise.
  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements * English language requirements: IELTS 6.5 with no grade 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) requirement is 240, with 4.5 on the essay rating included in the test. * Academic entry requirements: First or 2:1 or its equivalent in English, or a degree scheme including English, or in a related subject. Some knowledge of postcolonial literature is normally a requirement.
  • Academic Title
    Postcolonial Literary and Cultural Studies MA
  • Course description
    All students take the compulsory ‘Postcolonial Representations’ module and three other modules chosen from the range available in the scheme. Alternatively, one module may be chosen from other MA schemes in the department or other departments, with the approval of the scheme co-ordinator. Modules vary from year to year, but currently include: Postcolonial Representations; South African Literature; Caribbean and Black British Writing; Postcolonial Cultures of Encounter and Settlement; Representing Kashmir: Bollywood and Beyond; Reading African Cultures; Canadian Cinema.

    12 months full-time; 24 months part-time

    The School of English has a thriving postgraduate community with approximately 70 research students, a mixture of full and part-time, split-site and collaborative with external organisations.

        * The School achieved the 5*A in the 2001 RAE exercise and intends to maintain the equivalent of this in the forthcoming 2008 exercise. Staff and graduate students actively research in all of the areas listed below.
        * The School has hosted several international conferences organised by staff as well as graduate conferences devised and administered by the School’s research students. It also features several research groups, including the Postcolonial Research Group and Renaissance Research Group, which organise regular seminar series.
        * The School also participates in Faculty research groups such as the American Research Seminar and Eighteenth-Century Seminar. In addition, graduate students organise their own fortnightly Postgraduate Research Seminar where they present and discuss their research. The School frequently enjoys success in both national and international funding competitions (e.g. AHRC, ORS).

    What you study
    Research Methods Module
    4 Taught Modules
    A Dissertation

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