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Modern and Contemporary Literature, Culture and Thought

University of Sussex

12 months
18500 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Explore how literature has shaped and been shaped by modern and contemporary culture with the Modern and Contemporary Literature, Culture and Thought degree offered at University of Sussex.


Modern and Contemporary Literature, Culture and Thought degree offered at University of Sussex will give you the opportunity to choose from modules reflecting on:

  • modernism and postmodernism 
  • theory and practice
  • contemporary history and archives
  • canonicity and avant-gardism
  • aesthetic production
  • globalisation
  • identity politics (sexuality, gender, race, class)
  • conflict (terrorism, war).

English at Sussex enjoys a longstanding, illustrious reputation in modernist and contemporary studies. This MA is associated with the Centre for Modernist Studies, which has been running for over 15 years. Our faculty’s research is resonant, original, diverse and internationalist. These are qualities we prioritise in our teaching.


During your Modern and Contemporary Literature, Culture and Thought MA your academic and research abilities improve as you become confident in written communication, independent thought and critical assessment. Your self-awareness grows, and you also develop practical skills in teamwork, flexibility and problem-solving.

A number of our graduates go on to further study and careers in academia.

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Decolonising Modernism: 1850 to the Contemporary
  • Literature and Society, 1750-1890
  • Psychoanalysis and Class
  • Theory in Practice: Readings in Contemporary Theory and Literature
  • Modernist and Contemporary Fictions
  • New Configurations in Critical Theory
  • The Avant-Garde in North America: Creative and Critical Practice
  • Voices in the Archives: Writing from History

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You should normally have an upper second-class (2.1) undergraduate honours degree or above.
  • Subject-specific requirements: Your qualification should normally be in a subject relevant to your chosen Masters course. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18500 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Brighton

815 - 1383 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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