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Immerse yourself within London heritage sites as you explore the connections between historic literature and its social, political and cultural meanings.
- Opportunities to enhance your employability by participating in public engagement initiatives with local creative partners.
- Modules take advantage of local literary and theatrical heritage sites, to give you an immersive and geographically-distinct learning experience.
Why study Literature, Culture and Heritage?
Are you fascinated by the way literature can help us to explore a particular place or culture? Would you like to pursue a career in Heritage, or even a PhD in Literature? If so, our Master’s degree in Literature, Culture and Heritage is for you.
Our Master’s degree in Literature, Culture and Heritage brings together the historical, cultural and literary heritage of West London. As a student on our MA Literature, Culture and Heritage you will benefit from the unique position of St Mary’s University in Twickenham and its proximity to Strawberry Hill House, the home of the Gothic and a physical representation of the impact of the global on the local through its heritage and collections.
You will also engage and collaborate with other historic buildings in the area such as Chiswick House and Gardens, Hogarth’s House and Orleans Gallery. Through field trips, museum exhibitions, novels, poetry and theatre as well as the study of a range of historical texts, we will interrogate colonialism, postcolonialism, religion and culture and confront difficult heritage spaces that explore race, religion, gender, nationhood and the role of place.
As a student on our Master’s degree in Literature, Culture and Heritage, you will join a close knit and passionate group of teachers and students in the Institute of Theology and Liberal Arts.
All of our Master’s degrees are taught in seminar style groups, with plenty of scope to discuss ideas in depth and get to know your tutors and fellow students well.
If you have a passion for Literature, Culture and Heritage, then our Master’s degree will help you pursue it, and develop your career in the process.
Why St Mary's?
You'll benefit from the wealth of prominent heritage sites local to us, including Hampton Court Palace and Strawberry Hill House, the latter of which is located on our West London campus. You'll have the opportunity to engage with archives and artefacts at these sites.
Lectures are taught at Strawberry Hill House, which means you'll be immersed in local heritage throughout your degree and gives you the opportunity to engage academically and creatively with the narratives you encounter.
Throughout the degree you'll interact with a wide selection of literary and cultural movements and be introduced to a range of key disciplinary methodologies.
You'll then draw on the tools acquired across the course to conduct a rigorous and in-depth research project. This will take the form of either a dissertation, or a creative, work-based project completed in collaboration with a local heritage partner.
Upcoming open days and webinars
We'll be running events for you to find out more about Literature, Culture and Heritage MA PGDip PGCert on the following dates:
Friday 28th October 2022, 4pm
Wednesday 23rd November 2022, 5.30pm
Friday 9th December 2022, 4pm