Modern and Contemporary Literature and Culture MLittUniversity of St Andrews
About this program
Modern and Contemporary Literature and Culture MLitt
The MLitt in Modern and Contemporary Literature and Culture explores the key texts, contexts and theories that have shaped literature and culture from 1900 to the present.
The MLitt in Modern and Contemporary Literature and Culture is an intensive one-year taught program run by the School of English. The course aims to enhance students' textual knowledge and promote thinking about the interconnections between modern and contemporary literature and its historical, cultural and theoretical contexts.
Students will read and discuss some of the major texts and debates which have contributed to the shaping of the "modernist", "postmodern" and "contemporary" cultural moments.
The MLitt is aimed at those interested in modern and contemporary literature, in the acquisition of a taught postgraduate qualification, and in the possibility of moving towards a PhD.
A part time version of this program is also available.
- A good 2.1 Honours undergraduate degree in a subject-related area.
- English language proficiency.
The qualifications listed are indicative minimum requirements for entry. Some academic Schools will ask applicants to achieve significantly higher marks than the minimum. Obtaining the listed entry requirements will not guarantee you a place, as the University considers all aspects of every application including, where applicable, the writing sample, personal statement, and supporting documents.
For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.
Does this course require proof of English proficiency?
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- Contemporary Literature and Culture
- Contextualising the Modern
- Literary Research: Skills and Resources
- Reading the Modern
- Theorising the Contemporary
Students will choose one optional module out of the following three choices:
- Special Topic in English Studies
- a compulsory module from another English MLitt program.
- an approved postgraduate-level module outwith the School of English
Scholarships & funding
Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.
Many graduates continue their education by enrolling in PhD programs at St Andrews.
Graduates of the course go on to pursue careers in a range of sectors including
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