The MA in Contemporary Literature, Culture and Theory at King's College London offers you the opportunity to study cutting-edge topics such as the American novel after 1999, new directions in theory, the graphic novel, urban culture, performance studies, bioethics and cultures of conflict and dissent from Africa to the Middle East.
- Unrivalled location in the centre of London, with easy access to the British Library and the major libraries and archives of the capital.
- Flexible course offering a range of approaches to contemporary literature, culture and theory.
- A dynamic, research-led department with an international reputation for excellence.
Career prospectsWe expect some students will go on to pursue research. Others may transfer the skills they develop to careers in teaching, journalism, cultural arts and management, or the legal and financial sectors.
Programme StructureCourses include:
- Post-1945: Literature, Culture, Theory
- Advanced research skills workshops
- Choose three modules from a range of optional modules that typically includes:
- Thinking the Contemporary: Theory and Fiction after 1999
- African American Literature & the Problem of Music: Criticism, Aesthetics & Culture
- On Speed: Accelerating Culture since the 19th Century
- Theorising Contemporary Violence
- The 20th Century City
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesArea & Cultural Studies Creative Writing Literature View 316 other Masters in Literature in United Kingdom
- Bachelor’s degree with 2:1 honours (or overseas equivalent) in English, or a related discipline.
- A personal statement of up to 4,000 characters (maximum 2 pages) is required.
- A copy (or copies) of your official academic transcript(s), showing the subjects studied and marks obtained.
- Two references are required with at least one academic.
- Applicants are required to submit an essay of not more than 4,000 words, preferably on a topic related to their chosen course.
- Applicants may wish to include a CV (Resume) or evidence of professional registration as part of their application.
International22350 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 22350 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA9990 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 9990 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
- Home/EU fees: £4995 per year
- Overseas fees: £11,175 per year
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.