M.Phil. On Campus

Literatures in English

The University of the West Indies

36 months
6175 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The M.Phil. in Literatures in English at the University of the West Indies is devoted to both the teaching of and research on literatures in English, that is, a wide variety of Anglophone literatures and not just English Literature.


The Literatures in English program offered by the University of the West Indies focuses on  the criticism of literature per se, our programme boasts of strengths in several related areas such as the creative writing, drama and theatre arts, film studies, cultural studies, and critical theory.

Graduates with M.Phil. in Literatures in English from the University of the West Indies will:

  • be equipped with a sound grasp of the historical development and cultural diversity of the field 
  • possess the requisite interpretive tools for rigorous analysis and research. 
  • be grounded as well in the tradition in reaction to which the 'new literatures in English' have emerged.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Modern Critical Theory
  • Post-Structuralisms and Post-Colonialisms
  • African Narrative: Film and Text
  • Women, Fiction and Gender
  • West Indies in the Colonialist Text
  • Literature and Empire
  • Post-colonial Literatures

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application Processing Fee (BDS $30 for applicants from  contributing countries OR US $30 for applicants from a non-contributing countries)
  • Birth Certificate (certified or notarized copy)
  • Curriculum Vitae (2 copies)
  • Two (2) Referee reports (PDF)
  • Professional Certificates/Diplomas
  • Marriage Certificate (where applicable) (certified or notarised copy)
  • Legal Affidavit or deed poll if your present name is different from that on the Birth Certificate (certified or notarised copy)
  • Research proposal- 2-3 pages, outlining the area of research, the problem being investigated, the reason you wish to research this area, and the proposed methodology.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    6175 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18525 USD for the full programme during 36 months.
  • International students Part-Time: 9525 USD
  • UGC-Funded for national students: BDS$ 6,000.00 and 3,000.00 for part time option per year.

Living costs for Bridgetown

1960 - 2590 BBD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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