12 months full time; 24 months part time
Fees per academic year 2014-15
Interrogating the fabric of 20th and 21st century culture, this programme will give you the chance to develop your expertise in the analysis of film and literature of the period, while deepening your understanding of the key conceptual and theoretical dynamics. Established concerns linked to modernism, postmodernism and post-colonialism are related to less familiar approaches grounded in the study of, for example, technology, the body and multitudes.
The programme is structured to help you to develop both a common conceptual framework and exposure to a wide range of primary materials and critical approaches. You will also have the opportunity to pursue individual scholarly interests.
This programme consists of compulsory modules and a dissertation. Modules are structured around the broad themes of time and space. Within these modules you will begin by studying key issues in modernism and modernity, postmodernism and postmodernity. We consider the radical transformation of time and space by industrial modernity, and subsequently by a globalised postmodernity, and explore the relationship between socioeconomic forms and literary and cultural production.
You will also undertake more sustained, specialised study of specific texts (literature, film, popular culture). These texts are grounded in material that maintains a balance between canonical elements and less familiar material, between English, American and postcolonial writing, and between literature and film. The modules reflect the research specialisms of staff in the School and will give you the chance to develop your expertise on issues of contemporary relevance and to participate in live, exciting debates that will shape the development of these particular fields.
Students receive extensive training in research methods and how to develop research projects. All students write a 15,000-18,000 word dissertation on a subject of their choice emerging from the programme.
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An upper-second-class Honours degree or higher, or an international equivalent, in English literature, film studies or a related discipline. Much of the MA is taught through small seminar discussion, therefore confidence in using English to discuss theoretical concepts is vital.
Applicants whose first language is not English require IELTS 7.0, or higher, TOEFL 100 (Internet-based), or equivalent.
Our INTO Newcastle University Centre can provide extra tuition to help you meet the University's English language requirements.
The UK Border Agency (UKBA) has rules for international students regarding minimum English language requirements.
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There is no closing date for this programme. However, international students applying for September 2014 entry should apply by Friday 11 July 2014 to ensure that they have time to put appropriate arrangements in place.
Please note: As a formal condition of the offer to study at Newcastle University, students from outside the UK/EU are required to pay a deposit of £1,500 or submit an official letter of sponsorship for their chosen programme. The deposit payment is non refundable, but will be deducted from tuition fees upon registration.
For further information please contact:
School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 7199
This programme is within the subject area of English Literature, Language and Creative Writing.