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EN4406 Contemporary British Fiction

SCOTCAT credits:30
Academic year(s):2017/8
SCQF Level 10
Planned timetable:11.00 am - 12.00 noon Mon and Thu

This module is designed to explore the range and diversity of British fiction of the last two decades, including examples of the short story, and to meet the challenge of entering into debate in areas where there is no body of settled opinion. Texts selected will vary from year to year. Students will typically examine from seven to nine works, looking at both thematic and formal issues. (Group E)

Place in programme(s) and relationship to other modules


Group E Optional for English

UG Pre-requisite(s):EN2003, EN2004

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact:1 x lecture and 1 seminar, and 2 optional consultative hours.
Total module hours:
  • Scheduled learning: 20
  • Guided independent study: 280

Assessment pattern

UG As defined by QAA:
  • Written examinations: 50%
  • Practical examinations: 0%
  • Coursework: 50%
UG As used by St Andrews:2-hour Written Examination = 50%, Coursework = 50%
UG Re-assessment:3-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module coordinator:Dr J Purdon
Module teaching staff:Dr J Purdon