Modern Literature, M.A. | Part time online | The University of Wales Trinity Saint David | United Kingdom
48 months
2500 GBP/year
1875 GBP/year
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The Modern Literature (MA) at The University of Wales Trinity Saint David provides a theoretical framework for literary study before focusing on topic and genre-based modules. Our aim is to explore and understand the cultural developments of the past two hundred years and their impact on writing, first within Britain and then registering the increasing input of other Anglophone literatures.


The programme in Modern Literature at The University of Wales Trinity Saint David draws on the expertise of staff with specialist interests in Utopian and Dystopian Literature, Children’s Literature, Modernist Literature and Art, Gender; Contemporary Literature, and Narrative and Literary theories.

The part-time distance Modern Literature (MA) moves away from a purely historical and period-based model of literary studies organised around a rump of canonical texts.

Underpinned by instruction in advanced research methods and skills and the comparative study of theoretically informed critical approaches, this MA enables students to develop a nuanced grasp of literature in English and associated aspects of culture in the period from 1790 to the present day.

Why choose this course

  • Non-traditional approach to literary studies by drawing in perspectives from, for example, anthropology or philosophy, sociology and education;
  • Modules are underpinned by the research profiles and interests of staff;
  • Module assessment is linked to enhancing the employability skills of graduates;
  • Possibility to combine study and work through flexible, self-directed learning;
  • All modules are supported by electronic means available through Moodle, the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Critical Theory and Bibliography
  • Shifting Times & Worlds: Modernism & After
  • The Child in the Time: Representation of the Child in Modern Literature
  • Utopias, Dystopias and the functions of fictions
  • Epic, Religion, and Philosophy: Spenser and Milton
  • Bodily Distempers and Passions of the Mind: Shakespeare and Donne
  • Celtic Arthur and the Mabinogion

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants are expected to have a good first degree (a first or upper second), although every application is considered in its own merit, so places may be offered on the basis of professional qualification and relevant experiences.
  • Candidates with a lower degree classification or no degree may be admitted at Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma level, with an opportunity to upgrade to Master’s level if satisfactory progress is made.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    2500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10000 GBP for the full programme during 48 months.
  • National

    1875 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7500 GBP for the full programme during 48 months.


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