Why do many postcolonial authors write in English, and for whom do they write? How was colonialism once justified, and how can we live with its legacy? How has Great Britain been formed by its colonial past? In what ways has the very concept of identity been affected by the waves of migration – either forced or voluntary – which arose in connection with and after colonialism? These are some of the issues you will confront during this one-year Master’s programme and, in doing so, you will develop academic research skills such as critical and analytical thinking and information retrieval, as well as the ability to write advanced texts and discuss complex academic issues in English. In addition to these general skills, you will gain expertise in the fields of multicultural Anglophone literature, culture and theory, and learn to apply multidisciplinary research methods.