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The MA in Colonial and Postcolonial Literature offers students the chance to explore a wide range of literature written in English from the early colonial periods through to contemporary writing in formerly colonised areas and Diasporas. As well as meeting the needs of students who are continuing their studies from undergraduate level, this MA is also aimed at those who are employed and wish to combine study and work. This exciting and diverse programme enables you to consider colonial and postcolonial literature from a range of countries, periods and literary approaches and as manifested in a wide range of genres. These include seminal texts of the colonial period up to 1800, nineteenth-century literature of Empire and modern and contemporary postcolonial literature. The programme includes an independent project which will allow you to apply your learning, either in a workplace setting or through an independent piece of research. The dissertation allows extended independent study where you can explore your specific and develop original ideas. All students will be able to access eBooks, on-line journal articles and other relevant materials to facilitate research and study through the University College?s on-line virtual learning system. As well as Newman?s inter-library loan scheme, and for UK based students, the Sconul Access scheme to the libraries of universities close to where students live. Module Information You will study two modules per semester and complete the course over two years. The full list of modules is given below: ? Postcolonial Theories ? Rewriting Canonical Texts ? ExplorationExploitation: ColonialPostcolonial Writing 1500-1800 ? Diaspora City ? Popular Postcolonial: Prize Winners and Best Sellers ? Independent Project ? Research Methods ? Dissertation. The purpose of the Independent Project is to enable you to produce work that may help you to prepare for a future career or for doctoral research, or to combine your current career with postgraduate study. The work that you produce on this module will allow you to apply your knowledge to a project which could be of practical use to other scholars, or of educational, creative or cultural interest. You can choose from either a work-based project, usually in collaboration with your current employer or place of voluntary work, a web resource such as a hyperlinked version of a text (out of copyright), a guide to other web-based resources for a particular text or author, or a literature review essay relevant to colonial andor postcolonial literature and theory. Attendance The MA in Colonial and Postcolonial Literature is delivered entirely on-line, with scheduled live discussion seminars, supplemented by forums, email tutorials and the use of chat-rooms. Assessment Assessment is predominately through coursework in the form of essays. This allows you to fully explore ideas and analyse the literary texts. Research methods will more appropriately be assessed through a portfolio to cover the range of skills, and other methods will include the presentation of seminar papers. Special Features The programme is delivered entirely on-line. Research Areas The subject area also welcomes applications from suitably qualified students who wish to pursue postgraduate research degrees (MPhil and PhD awarded by the University of Leicester). This programme is subject to validation.

The MA in Colonial and Postcolonial Literature offers students the chance to explore a wide range of literature written in English from the early colonial periods through to contemporary writing in formerly colonised areas and Diasporas. As well as meeting the needs of students who are continuing their studies from undergraduate level, this MA is also aimed at those who are employed and wish to...

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