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University of St Andrews: Modern and Contemporary Literature and Culture

Institution University of St Andrews View institution profile
Department English
Telephone 01334 462668
Study type Taught


Through the detailed exploration of a range of topics and texts from the period, the programme aims to enhance students’ textual knowledge and promote thinking about the interconnections between modern and contemporary literature and its historical, cultural and theoretical context. Students study both the modern and the contemporary period, focusing on the 1st period in semester 1 and the 2nd in semester 2. In each semester students will take a module that concentrates on the literature of the period, and a module that engages with the period’s theoretical, cultural and historical developments.


The University of St Andrews

The University of St Andrews is Scotland’s first University. Year on year some of the worlds’ brightest and most promising students come to study with us, enriching their future and ours. Over six centuries of experience give us a deep understanding of what students want and need to succeed in today’s professional world and our graduates go on to help shape the world and are in high demand by employers due to the quality of the skills and education developed as a student with us. Whatever your ambitions may be St Andrews will help you …

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