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About this courseExplore 20th century and contemporary English literature with a master’s degree at the University of Southampton.Our course gives you the chance to specialise in contemporary culture and history, covering topics such as:science and climate changepolitics and globalisationthe relationship between literary and visual culturessexuality, gender, race and disabilityOn completion of the course, you’ll be ready for a career in teaching, publishing, librarianship or cultural
About this course
Explore 20th century and contemporary English literature with a master’s degree at the University of Southampton.
Our course gives you the chance to specialise in contemporary culture and history, covering topics such as:
science and climate change
politics and globalisation
the relationship between literary and visual cultures
sexuality, gender, race and disability
On completion of the course, you’ll be ready for a career in teaching, publishing, librarianship or cultural heritage.
You’ll get the chance to carry out advanced-level research and independent critical thinking, and to make effective use of archives, manuscripts, and research libraries.
This pathway is linked to the Southampton Centre for Modern and Contemporary Writing. This group brings together academics, writers and research students with interests in the relations between writing and contemporary culture. The centre also hosts events including guest lectures, seminars and research study days.
We offer a flexible module structure which is designed to give you an advanced understanding of cultural analysis, textual interpretation and theoretical method.
You’ll explore the interrelations of text, theory and culture across the field of English literary and cultural studies. We’ll work with you to:
develop your knowledge of critical and research methods
raise your awareness of the historical and critical reception of literature in various periods
explore the role of literature in a contested cultural framework
A master's in contemporary literature is excellent preparation for a career in teaching, publishing and arts administration. Our graduates go on to careers in:
The University of Southampton has a long history of tradition, prestige and success, having just celebrated 100 years of its Highfield Campus.
A founding member of the Russell Group of research-intensive universities, the University is ranked in the Top 20 UK universities in the Complete University Guide, 2020 and is also a three-times winner of the Queen's Anniversary Prize.
The University is spread across five campuses in Southampton, one in Winchester and an engineering campus in Malaysia. Each campus has its own community and personality, world-leading facilities and specialisms.
Students have the choice of 200 taught courses and 90 research courses to study at postgraduate level, which ranges from business to science, and engineering to art.
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