The School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing at UEA has a long and celebrated history for its role not only in the study of modern and contemporary literature, but also in fostering its creation. Alongside our world-leading role in the teaching of creative writing and literary translation, we also boast one of the largest and most diverse groups of scholar-critics working on 20th- and 21st-century literature of any university in the world.
This MA in Modern and Contemporary Writing from the University of East Anglia offers a high level of flexibility. You can specialise in modernism, contemporary literature, or the period in between. You can focus on the relationship between creative and critical writing, literature across languages, on poetry or fiction, or on literature in relation to philosophy or to historical contexts. You will be able to choose optional modules from among UEA’s rich offerings in translation, philosophy, American literature, film and creative writing.
This course is unique in inviting you to explore criticism and creation through each other. At UEA we believe that reading and writing are or should be one. Distinctive optional modules will offer you the chance to develop your critical writing in ways that are themselves creative and artistic, through formal and linguistic experimentation, and through modes of literary understanding such as parody, imitation and transposition that preceded the invention of literary criticism in the 20th century.
You will also find yourself in seminars where your fellow students will be novelists, poets, playwrights, biographers and translators, as well as students of philosophy, film, and American literature.
As a postgraduate here, you will be part of a vibrant mix of MA and PhD students who are engaged in modern and contemporary literature in a variety of ways, whether it be through producing critical studies of novels, poetry or plays or through writing their own.
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- English Literature Dissertation
- Living Modernism
- Research and Methodology Training Seminar
- British Cinema: Realism and Spectacle
- Describing Poetry
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- 12 months
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DisciplinesCreative Writing Literature Modern History View 172 other Masters in Modern History in United Kingdom
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- Degree Subject English Literature or a Related Subject Preferred
- Degree Classification Bachelors (Hons) degree - 2.1 or equivalent
- A sample of your academic writing (for example an essay from your undergraduate degree) of up to 3000 words, to be submitted with your application.
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International18500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 18500 GBP per year during 12 months.
National8900 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 8900 GBP per year during 12 months.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.