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Migration Literatures and Cultures

Birkbeck, University of London

12 months
16020 GBP/year
8820 GBP/year
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Migration Literatures and Cultures at Birkbeck, University of London  provides you with an advanced introduction to the literary-cultural significance of migration.

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Migration Literatures and Cultures at Birkbeck, University of London examines contemporary literary and cultural production not as a stable national output, but as part of a dynamic transnational context. You will explore how media, texts and cultural objects are produced and circulate across both real and imagined borders. You will engage with debates about how literature and culture, and their attendant theories, practices and methodologies, have become transnational in scope, focusing on key concepts such as: world literature and comparative studies, globalisation, migration and diaspora, adaptation, translation, postcoloniality, digital cultures, climate crisis and networked worlds.

This timely new programme responds to the intensifying and world-shaping phenomenon of contemporary migration, asking what role migrant artists play in reshaping our global present.


Graduates go into careers in writing and journalism, editing and publishing, research, marketing, public relations and education. Possible professions include writing, editing, or publishing. This degree can also be useful in becoming an editorial assistant, public relations officer, magazine or newspaper journalist, or advertising copywriter.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Art and Identity: 'Race', Ideology, Culture
  • Colonialism and Modernity
  • Culture and Human Rights
  • Imagining the Nation
  • Interrogating the Self
  • Issues in Global Television: Analogue, Digital, National, Transnational

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  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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180 alternative credits


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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A second-class honours degree (2:2) or above in a related subject, for example, English literature, media studies or history.

  • Applications are reviewed on their individual merits and your professional qualifications and/or relevant work experience will be taken into consideration positively. We actively support and encourage applications from mature learners.

Tuition Fee

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    16020 GBP/year
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    8820 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 8820 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
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