Modern and Contemporary Literature (and optional Creative Writing)
University of Leicester
Key Course Facts
You’re passionate about 20th century and contemporary literature, and you'd like the option of studying creative writing. We understand. That’s why you can combine the two paths with this one Masters degree.
This course combines an intensive introduction to 20th century and contemporary literature with detailed examination of individual writers and texts. You will develop a detailed knowledge of themes and issues in modern literature as well as valuable research skills. Through seminars and group work you will critically explore literary and cultural theory, while also developing a broad knowledge of modern literature and critical theory. You will also gain a strong command of methodologies for understanding and analysing texts and ideas, giving you a solid base from which to begin your dissertation.
You will write a 15,000-word dissertation with one-to-one support from your supervisor. This will act as an excellent grounding in research if you're thinking of continuing to doctoral level, while also providing evidence of a wide range of transferable skills for those wishing to pursue careers in other areas.
Creative Writing You will be able to choose whether you graduate with an MA in Modern Literature or an MA in Modern Literature and Creative Writing. The Creative Writing pathway is designed for students who do not necessarily have experience in Creative Writing but are keen to try it. If you choose this route, you will take the creative modules 'Writing Fiction' and 'Poetry Writing and Contemporary Poetry' as your option modules. You will also do the Creative Dissertation instead of the usual critical academic dissertation.
Entry Requirements / Admissions
Requirements for international students / English requirements
IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)
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Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Modern and Contemporary Literature (and optional Creative Writing), MA, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.
2:1 degree in English literature or its equivalent. Where appropriate, you may be asked to submit an essay as part of our admissions process. We will contact you if this is the case. IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help you to improve your English to the necessary standard.
Tuition Fees Modern and Contemporary Literature (and optional Creative Writing) MA
Average student cost of living in the UK
|Water, gas electricity, internet (at home)||£50|
|Takeaways / food deliveries||£30|
|Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food)||£24|
|Holidays and weekend trips||£78|
|Transport within city||£17|
|Self-care / sports||£20|
|Stationary / books||£13|
|Mobile phone / internet||£13|
|Cable TV / streaming||£7|
|Average student cost of living||£1092|
London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.
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About University of Leicester
The University of Leicester is a research university that receives its funding from public sources, located in Leicester, England. Its main campus is approximately one mile south of the city centre, close to Victoria Park and Wyggeston and Queen Elizabeth I College. As for the other campuses, the Fielding Johnson Building is home to the university’s administration offices, while the Attenborough Tower and Engineering Building house the College of Social Sciences and laboratories respectively.
Student composition of University of Leicester
Where is this programme taught
|Program||University||Student satisfaction||Unemployed||Dropout||Tuition (UK)||Tuition (International)||UCAS Tariff||City|
|English and Creative Writing MA (Hons)||University of Dundee||75%||10%||10%||£9250||£19500||189||Dundee||On campus Full-time|
|Creative Writing MLitt||University of Aberdeen||79%||0%||0%||-||-||162||Aberdeen||On campus Full-time|
|English with Creative Writing MA (Hons)||University of Aberdeen||79%||0%||0%||-||-||162||Aberdeen||On campus Full-time|
|Biography and Creative Non-Fiction MA||University of East Anglia||79%||0%||0%||£7850||£16400||162||Norwich||On campus Part-time|
|Creative Writing MA||Birmingham City University||79%||0%||0%||£7900||£16300||162||Birmingham||On campus Full-time|
|Creative Writing MFA (PG)||Kingston University||79%||0%||0%||£9200||£14900||162||Kingston upon Thames||On campus Full-time|
|Creative Writing and Publishing MA (Hons)||University of Lincoln||79%||0%||0%||£12000||£12000||162||Lincoln||On campus Full-time|
|MA Creative Writing MA||University of Reading||79%||0%||0%||£9250||£18650||162||Reading||On campus Full-time|
|Creative Writing MA||Durham University||79%||0%||0%||£5940||£12265||162||Durham||On campus Part-time|
|Creative Writing MA||Brunel University||79%||0%||0%||£4240||£8935||162||Uxbridge||On campus Part-time|