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Contemporary Literature, Culture and Theory

King's College London

M.A.
12 months
Duration
22350 GBP/year
9990 GBP/year
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The MA in Contemporary Literature, Culture and Theory at King's College London lets you explore a range of texts and themes from 1945 to the present, with an option to focus on the 21st century if you choose.

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Overview

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.

Key benefits

  • 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 prospects

We 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 Structure

Courses 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

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS or TOEFL needed

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class (required)
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
7 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
100 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    22350 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22350 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9990 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9990 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.

Part time 

  • Home/EU fees: £4995 per year 
  • Overseas fees: £11,175 per year

Funding

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