12 months
26600 GBP/year
12900 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This English - Issues in Modern Culture programme from University College London (UCL) provides the opportunity to explore some of the most exciting and challenging works written in English, by writers from across the world, since the mid-nineteenth century – along with major artistic achievements in film, music and popular culture.


The English - Issues in Modern Culture programme from University College London (UCL) provides contexts for understanding these works in relation to historical, social, political, philosophical and technological developments of the period.

The programme explores a range of media, forms and genres using a variety of scholarly approaches, and encourages the development of independent research skills. 

The core module encourages close reading of works by writers of the period, while the optional modules offer the opportunity to analyse technologies, media, philosophical perspectives and art forms underpinning writing from 1850 to the present.


Graduates from this MA will be strongly equipped to find employment in fields such as professional writing, publishing, journalism, film and television, advertising and marketing, third-sector work, social enterprise, and teaching. 

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Modernity and the City
  • Underworlds
  • Filming New York
  • The Wireless Imagination
  • Hauntings
  • Blackness and the City
  • Queer Fictions and the City
  • Psychoanalysis and Modern Culture
  • Chance and the Avant Garde: Accident, Error and Catastrophe in Literature and Culture since 1960 to the Present
  • Queer Literature, Queer Theories

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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    • We recommend you apply as soon as possible. The programme may remain open if places are still available and will be closed as soon as it is full or by 30 June.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard will normally be required. 
  • This is a competitive MA, however, and the majority of our successful applicants either have, or are predicted to gain, a first class undergraduate degree (or overseas equivalent).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26600 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    12900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12900 GBP per year during 12 months.

Part time

  • UK: £6,450
  • International: £13,300

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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.

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