Contemporary Literature and Culture MA 12 months Postgraduate Program By Loughborough University |Top Universities
Subject Ranking

# 201-250QS Subject Rankings

Program Duration

12 monthsProgram duration

Tuitionfee

24,500 GBPTuition Fee/year

Scholarship

YesScholarships

Program overview

Main Subject

English Language and Literature

Degree

MA

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

On Campus

The Contemporary Literature and Culture MA is an innovative programme that provides an understanding and appreciation of literature and culture in the contemporary period.
The course provides students with the opportunity to study a range of cultural forms, including literature, digital media, drama, film, and television, in order to analyse what we understand by the contemporary and its culture. 
Modules attend to cultural and theoretical responses to contemporary events, crises, and phenomena that shape our lives and environments, such as climate change, Black Lives Matter, gender rights, globalised capitalism, technological communication and innovation, migration, the rise of populism and the far right, and the Covid-19 pandemic. A distinctive focus is on how contemporary publishing, prizes, and their promotional strategies shape the literary landscape and its politics. 
The programme furnishes knowledge and skillsets that are put to practical use in an innovative core module that sees students collectively contribute to the dissemination of contemporary literature by planning and holding a literary festival in the summer term. The culmination of the programme is the research and writing of the final dissertation on a topic chosen and developed by each student individually.  

Program overview

Main Subject

English Language and Literature

Degree

MA

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

On Campus

The Contemporary Literature and Culture MA is an innovative programme that provides an understanding and appreciation of literature and culture in the contemporary period.
The course provides students with the opportunity to study a range of cultural forms, including literature, digital media, drama, film, and television, in order to analyse what we understand by the contemporary and its culture. 
Modules attend to cultural and theoretical responses to contemporary events, crises, and phenomena that shape our lives and environments, such as climate change, Black Lives Matter, gender rights, globalised capitalism, technological communication and innovation, migration, the rise of populism and the far right, and the Covid-19 pandemic. A distinctive focus is on how contemporary publishing, prizes, and their promotional strategies shape the literary landscape and its politics. 
The programme furnishes knowledge and skillsets that are put to practical use in an innovative core module that sees students collectively contribute to the dissemination of contemporary literature by planning and holding a literary festival in the summer term. The culmination of the programme is the research and writing of the final dissertation on a topic chosen and developed by each student individually.  

Admission requirements

92+
67+
6.5+
180+
2:1 honours degree or equivalent international qualification.
1 Year
Oct

Tuition fee and scholarships

Domestic Students

12,250 GBP
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International Students

24,500 GBP
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More programs from the university

We offer a fantastic range of undergraduate courses as well as a comprehensive range of foundation courses and the International Foundation Programme.

Every undergraduate course has the option to undertake a placement year, which involves a year working in industry either in the UK or overseas. Some courses also offer the option to study abroad at an overseas university.

There are various Bachelor’s degrees available depending on your chosen course, including:

  • Bachelor of Arts (BA)
  • Bachelor of Science (BSc)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (BEng)
  • Bachelor of Architecture (BArch)
  • Master’s in Science (MSci)
  • Master’s in Engineering (MEng)
  • Master’s in Chemistry (MChem)
  • Master’s in Planning (MPlan)


For more information on all our courses and the opportunities associated with them, visit our undergraduate study pages.

We offer a range of postgraduate qualifications at our Loughborough and London campuses, including taught master’s programmes and doctoral qualifications.

Taught programmes:

Our taught programmes include postgraduate certificates (PGCert) worth 120 credits, postgraduate diplomas (PGDip) worth 150 credits and 180 credit master’s degrees, such as MSc, MA and MBA qualifications where you will complete a final research or a work-based project.

Research programmes:

We offer a wide range of doctoral qualifications across our schools, departments and institutes. These include:

  • PhD
  • EngD
  • PhD by Practice
  • PhD in Creative Writing


A PhD or EngD is the highest academic qualification that you can achieve. Your research must make a significant, original contribution to new knowledge, building on your critical appreciation of existing knowledge of the subject.

For more information on all our postgraduate degrees both in Loughborough and London, visit our postgraduate study pages.

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