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
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The universities and colleges that provide such a Masters degree:

    study programmes     universities
comprehensive profile   Linguistics and Literary Studies   comprehensive profile   University of Antwerp
  Historical, Literary and Cultural Studies   comprehensive profile   Radboud University
  Intermediality: Literature, Film and the Other Arts   comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
  Comparative Literature   comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
  Fire Engineering Science   comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
  English Literature: Literature and Modernity: 1900 to the Present   comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
  English Literature: Literature and Society: Enlightenment, Romantic and Victorian   comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
  English Literature   comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
  English Literature 1500-1900     Newcastle University
  Twentieth-Century Literary Studies     Durham University
  English and American Literature     University of Kent
  21st Century Literature     University of Lincoln
  English Literature (Res)     University of Reading
  Literary Media     Bournemouth University
  Creative Writing     Aberystwyth University
  English Literary Studies     Durham University
  Critical Theory     University of Sussex
  Literary Studies (Post-modern Writing)     Aberystwyth University
  Jane Austen's England     Bath Spa University
  Creative Writing     University of Lincoln
  Comparative Literature     University of Glasgow
  Film and Literature     University of Essex
  Comparative Literature     University of Nottingham
  Modern European Literature     University of Kent
  Literature and Philosophy     University of Sussex
  English (Res.)     Plymouth University
  Creative Writing     Kingston University
  English Language and Literature     University of Huddersfield
  English Studies: Early Modern Studies     Queen Mary University of London
  Biography and Life Writing     Southampton Solent University
  Literary Studies: Pathway in American Literature and Culture     Goldsmiths, University of London
  Japanese Studies     SOAS, University of London
  Eighteenth-Century Studies (Canterbury and Paris)     University of Kent
  Writing for Creative and Professional Practice     Middlesex University London
  Wild Writing: Literature, Landscape and the Environment     University of Essex
  Poetry: Text, Practice as Research     University of Kent
  Postcolonial Literary and Cultural Studies     University of Leeds
  Comparative Literature     University College London
  Victorian Literature and Culture     University of York
  Renaissance Literature and Culture     University of Reading
  ...     ...

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