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MA in World Literature

Bursaries and loans for 2016/2017 entry are available - click here for details and applications

The MA in World Literatures seeks to train future scholars in the study of writing and culture throughout the globe. You’ll take a core module in the methodology and theory of world literature. Afterwards you can choose from a wide range of modules involving Anglo-European and other literatures, such as Modern Japanese Fiction, Literature of the Asian Diaspora, and Issue and Problems in Arabic Fiction.

Reading is in English but we encourage you to take modules in Warwick’s language departments as well as bring your own linguistic and literary competencies to bear. This MA seeks to provide a platform for both more traditional literary studies and emerging themes from your own background.

All overseas applicants must submit two samples of written work on a literary topic with your application – preferably samples of work submitted for your undergraduate degree.

Students will follow a combination of core and elective modules, and write a dissertation. Students are required to take EN942 World Literature and World-Systems: A New Moduel for Literary Studies (Core Module) in Term 1.

For further information, please contact the MAWL Admissions Tutor, Prof Paulo de Medeiros.



International students

English language requirements: we require an IELTS score of at least 7.5

More information for international students