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Foundation Module: Critical Theory

The Foundation module aims to give MA students orientation in critical theory as well as training in research tools. The Foundation Module is compulsory for all MA students.The Foundation module consists of two distinct elements:

Introduction to Research Methods, a four-week intensive module focusing on how to conduct research at Warwick, assessed by a short bibliography exercise. More information here


Critical Theory, a term-length module, assessed by a 6000-word essay.

Both elements of the module are compulsory.

Critical Theory

To meet this requirement, students must take one of the following Critical Theory modules:

Aesthetics and Modernity I

Aesthetics and Modernity II

Feminist Literary Theory

Freud’s Metapsychology

Modernism and Psychoanalysis

Postcolonial Theory

Psychoanalysis and Cultural Production