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English Literature - Modern and Contemporary

Queen Mary University of London

12 months
18000 GBP/year
9950 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This English Literature - Modern and Contemporary degree at Queen Mary University of London explores literature in its social and cultural contexts from the late-nineteenth century to the present, focusing on Modernist and Postmodernist literature, and contemporary critical debates.


The English Literature - Modern and Contemporary programme offered by the Queen Mary University of London aims to explore Modernist and Contemporary Writing in relation to broad ideas about twentieth-century and twenty-first century history, the historical present, the problems of periodization, and the changing cultural context of literary writing. 

Key Features 

  • Special attention is devoted to questions of technology, innovation and social change that alter and bring into question the category of writing itself, its role in theoretical debates and its place in modern and contemporary philosophy. 

Programme Structure

Courses include: 
  • Benjamin and Adorno
  • The State of the Novel
  • Literature, Science and Technology
  • Writing the East End
  • Queer Theory and Contemporary Fiction
  • Utopia: History, Theory, Action

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed application form
  • Degree transcripts. Please provide a transcript for your degree study. If you have not yet completed your degree please provide a transcript of your results achieved to date. If you have completed more than one university qualification, please provide a transcript and certificate for both.
  • Statement of purpose. Your statement of purpose should explain why you want to study your chosen programme and how it will help your future career aspirations. This should typically be one side of A4 paper.
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)/Resume
  • English language certificate (if applicable).

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    18000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18000 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9950 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9950 GBP per year during 12 months.

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.


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