The MA programme explores colonial and postcolonial discourses and the most significant strands of postcolonial theory. You study the role that culture plays in anti-colonial struggles and the role of the postcolonial intellectual in the contemporary world, as well as interactions between the Anglophone, Francophone, Hispanic, and Lusophone spheres of postcolonial cultures. Areas for consideration include representative works of literature and such topics as language, identity, gender, and nationhood. During the spring term, spent in Paris, you develop your studies to include the cultural production of exiles, with particular focus on the role of Paris as a place of refuge and as a focus for multicultural encounters and creativity.
Please note that this is a split-site programme, so your study will be divided between two campuses: Canterbury and Paris.
The University of Kent was founded in 1965 and since then has achieved prominence as one of Britain's most innovative and enterprising universities. Our students come from many different backgrounds (there are over 110 nationalities represented at Kent) giving a rich cultural variety on campus. Students come from Hong Kong, Thailand, Japan, the United States, Nigeria and Europe as well as from the UK.