The MA in Critical and Cultural Theory at Warwick will equip you with the analytical tools to respond to, understand, theorise, and critique the literary and cultural artefacts of the modern world. You will encounter and interrogate the perspectives informing current debates in the Humanities, including Feminist, Marxist, Gender and Racial Critiques, as well as Postcolonial, Poststructural, Psychoanalytical, Environmental, and Cultural Studies.
In the dedicated core module you will immerse yourself in fundamental theoretical questions through individual reading and collective discussion. You can also choose from a wide range of modules that span a variety of critical perspectives and approaches to literary studies, and grapple with the ideas of some of the great critical thinkers.
Our department is home to a cluster of researchers working on critical and cultural theory. They engage directly with some of the pressing debates of our time concerning the state of the art of literary studies, the historical and methodological facets of the Humanities, the role of Universities in society, and the engagement of literary and other cultural artefacts with the world. We organise conferences and public lectures on a number of critical issues, such as Petrocultures 2018, and currently lead the international Critical Theory Network that brings together researchers from the Department with colleagues at Paris IV–Sorbonne, the Catholic University in Lisbon, and the University of Zurich.
For more information about how to fund your masters degree, please consult our graduate funding page and the Graduate School's list of available scholarships and bursaries.
If you have any questions, please contact the MA in Critical and Cultural Theory convenor and admissions tutor, Professor Paulo de Medeiros.
Full-time: 1 year
(October 2019 - October 2020)
Part-time: 2 years
(October 2019 - October 2021)
65% in an undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a related subject
English Language Requirements
IELTS Minimum of 7.5
Department of Study
Location of Study
University of Warwick
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Four departmental bursaries available, worth £4,000 per student. These are open to all Home/EU and Overseas applicants, and will be awarded based on academic merit. To be eligible, you must hold an offer for one of our
Additional Course Costs
Students are expected to buy the set primary texts for each module they study.
Find out more about fees and funding on the University website.