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2020/21 Taught Postgraduate Programme Catalogue

MA Postcolonial Literary and Cultural Studies (Part-Time)

Programme code:MA-PL&CS-PTUCAS code:
Duration:24 Months Method of Attendance: Part Time
Programme manager:Professor Graham Huggan Contact address:G.D.M.Huggan@leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 180

Entry requirements:

Good honours degree (First or 2:i or its equivalent) in English or Postcolonial Literature, or a degree scheme including English or Postcolonial Literature, or in a related subject.

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

School of English

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

School of English

Programme specification:

This MA scheme is distinctive in being the most comprehensive of its kind within English departments in the UK. As such, it explores the diversity and richness of new writings in English from the five regions of the Commonwealth into which the postcolonial field is conventionally divided; and it examines the theoretical issues raised by colonial and postcolonial literatures.

A compulsory module provides an overview of the subject and option modules cover the literatures of South Asia, Africa, the Caribbean, Canada, New Zealand and Australia as well as black British writing. Chosen research projects / dissertation projects must lay within the field of Postcolonial literary and cultural studies.

This distinctive programme allows students to develop an existing enthusiasm for the literatures from Commonwealth countries and to explore further those areas of the subject which may not have figured significantly in their undergraduate programme. It affords an excellent platform for work at doctoral level.


Year1 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Candidates will be required to study 180 credits in total over 2 years.

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

ENGL5841MStudying English: Research Methods30 creditsSemester 1

Optional modules:

Candidates will study 90 credits of option/elective modules over their two year programme of study. A minimum of 30 credits and a maximum of 90 credits must be taken from the list of programme-specific option modules listed below and/or a maximum of 60 credits from the list of all available English modules.

ENGL5105MCaribbean and Black British Writing30 creditsSemester 2
ENGL5343MAfricas of the Mind30 creditsSemester 1
ENGL5737MPostcolonialism, Animals and the Environment30 creditsSemester 2

Please note that this is an indicative module list. A different selection of modules is offered each year.

Elective modules:

Across the 2 year programme, a maximum of 30 credits of Elective modules may be taken (from outside the School of English, subject to availability).


Year2 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

In year 2 students take two option modules (60 credits) and submit the dissertation/research project.

Optional modules:

Candidates will study 90 credits of option/elective modules over their two year programme of study. A minimum of 30 credits and a maximum of 90 credits must be taken from the list of programme-specific option modules listed below and/or a maximum of 60 credits from the list of all available English modules.

ENGL5105MCaribbean and Black British Writing30 creditsSemester 2
ENGL5343MAfricas of the Mind30 creditsSemester 1
ENGL5737MPostcolonialism, Animals and the Environment30 creditsSemester 2

Please note that this is an indicative module list. A different selection of modules is offered each year.

Elective modules:

Across the 2 year programme, a maximum of 30 credits of Elective modules may be taken (from outside the School of English, subject to availability).

Last updated: 16/07/2020 16:40:07

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