Master of Literature
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

The universities and colleges that provide such a Masters degree:

    study programmes     universities
comprehensive profile   Semiotics   comprehensive profile   University of Tartu
comprehensive profile   Linguistics and Literature: English   comprehensive profile   University of Antwerp
  English Literature   comprehensive profile   Northumbria University
  English Literature (MRes)   comprehensive profile   Northumbria University
  Literary Studies: English Literature in a Visual Culture   comprehensive profile   Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
  Science Fiction     University of Dundee
  English Literature     Oxford Brookes University
  Literacy Learning and Literacy Difficulties     University College London
  Comparative Literature     University College London
  Contemporary Literatures     Leeds Beckett University
  Literary Studies (Medieval and Renaissance Writing)     Aberystwyth University
  Modern and Contemporary Literature and Culture     University of York
  20th and 21st Century Literature     University of Southampton
  Japanese Studies     SOAS, University of London
  Literature of the Romantic Period, 1775-1832     University of York
  Palaeography & Manuscript Studies     King's College London
  Wild Writing: Literature, Landscape and the Environment     University of Essex
  English Literature (Victorian Pathway)     University of Leeds
  English Language and Literature     University of Huddersfield
  Eighteenth-Century Studies (Canterbury and Paris)     University of Kent
  Shakespeare and Renaissance Literary Culture     University of St Andrews
  English, Comparative Literature or Linguistics     Goldsmiths, University of London
  Poetry: Text, Practice as Research     University of Kent
  European Culture and Thought: Thought     University College London
  Poetry as Practice     University of Kent
  Translation Studies     Cardiff University
  Romantic and Victorian Studies     University of St Andrews
  Philosophy and Literature     University of East Anglia
  English Literature (Romantic Pathway)     University of Leeds
  German & Comparative Literature     King's College London
  American Literature     University of Cambridge
  English and American Literature     University of Kent
  World Literatures in English     University of Oxford
  English Literature     University of Sheffield
  Dickens and Victorian Culture     University of Kent
  Crossways in Cultural Narratives (Erasmus Mundus)     University of St Andrews
  Global Literature and Culture     University of York
  English Literary Studies     University of Exeter
  South Asian Studies     SOAS, University of London
  Writing for Creative and Professional Practice     Middlesex University London
  ...     ...


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