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If you feel like reading and literature is your calling, why don't you choose a Master of Literature?

Master of Literature

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Specialisations and content

Are you interested in classical as well as modern literary works? Then a Masters degree in Literature is the perfect way for you to learn more about German, English and American Literature. Poetry, drama, novels and short stories – each of these major forms have their own unique structure, a story and characters which you will explore.

A Master of Literature offers a vast variety of specialisations, such as creative writing, children’s literature, or programmes in a certain national literature. You will come across some of these subjects in modern philosophy, semiotics, various linguistic and literary theories, such as the theory of aesthetic reader’s response, which studies the mechanisms of perception.

Because every university or college handles the entry requirements differently, you should check them directly at the college/university of your interest. A prerequisite for a Master of Literature is a Bachelors degree in a subject related to Philology.

Career Options after completion of the Master of Literature

Upon completion of the Masters degree in Literature you have several employment opportunities in these fields:

  • Research & Teaching
  • Publishing & Press
  • Radio & Television
  • Museums & Exhibitions
  • Public relations & Management
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The universities and colleges that provide such a Masters degree:

    study programmes     universities
comprehensive profile   Linguistics and Literature: English   comprehensive profile   University of Antwerp
comprehensive profile   Literary Studies   comprehensive profile   University of Groningen
  English Literature: Postcolonial Literature   comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
  Book History and Material Culture   comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
  English Literature: US Literature - Cultural Values from Revolution to Empire   comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
  Historical, Literary and Cultural Studies   comprehensive profile   Radboud University
  English Literature: Victorian Literature   comprehensive profile   University of Glasgow
  English Literature: Scottish Literature   comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
  Comparative Literature   comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
  Intermediality: Literature, Film and the Other Arts   comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
  English Literature: Modernities - Literature, Culture, Theory   comprehensive profile   University of Glasgow
  English Literature: Medieval Literature   comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
  English Literature: Critical Theory   comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
  English Literature: Literature and Society: Enlightenment, Romantic and Victorian   comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
  American Literature   comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
  New Testament and Christian Origins (MTh by Research)   comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
  English Literature   comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
  English Literature: Romanticism   comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
  Children\'s Literature & Literacies   comprehensive profile   University of Glasgow
  English Literature: Literature and Modernity: 1900 to the Present   comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
  Medieval Literatures and Cultures   comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
  Comparative Literature   comprehensive profile   University of Glasgow
  English Literature: Renaissance Literature   comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
  English Literature: Victorian Literature   comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
  New Testament and Christian Origins   comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
  Children's Literature: Children’s Illustration     Goldsmiths, University of London
  English Literature (Victorian Pathway)     University of Leeds
  Childrens Literature     University of Roehampton
  Literary Studies (Post-modern Writing)     Aberystwyth University
  Classics and Ancient History (MA)     Newcastle University
  Philosophy and Literature     University of Dundee
  Contemporary Literature     York St John University
  English Literature (MPhil)     Newcastle University
  English Studies: Contemporary Writing     Queen Mary University of London
  English and American Literature     University of Kent
  English Literature     Swansea University
  Critical Theory     University of Kent
  Global Literature and Culture     University of York
  Jane Austen's England     Bath Spa University
  21st Century Literature     University of Lincoln
  ...     ...
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