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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   Literary Studies: English Literature in a Visual Culture   comprehensive profile   Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
comprehensive profile   Linguistics and Literature: English   comprehensive profile   University of Antwerp
comprehensive profile   Intercultural Communication     Utrecht University
  Historical, Literary and Cultural Studies   comprehensive profile   Radboud University
  English Literature (Res)     University of Reading
  English Literary Studies     University of Aberdeen
  English Literature     University of Chichester
  English Studies: Early Modern Studies     Queen Mary University of London
  English: Renaissance and Eighteenth-Century Literature     University of Liverpool
  Literature and Arts     University of Oxford
  English Literature     Kingston University
  Comparative Literature     University of Kent
  Greek and/or Latin Languages and Literature     University of Oxford
  Postcolonial Studies     University of Kent
  Creative Writing     Kingston University
  English Literature     University of Birmingham
  Medieval Welsh Literature     Aberystwyth University
  English Literary Studies     Durham University
  English Studies: Victorian Literature     Queen Mary University of London
  Advanced Chinese Studies     SOAS, University of London
  English Studies: Postcolonial and Global Literatures     Queen Mary University of London
  Dickens and Victorian Culture     University of Kent
  English Studies     University of Lincoln
  Critical Theory     University of Kent
  Contemporary Literature, Culture & Theory     King's College London
  Modern German and Comparative Literature     University of Kent
  Literacy Learning and Literacy Difficulties     University College London
  Postcolonial and World Literatures     University of St Andrews
  Medieval and Renaissance Literature     University of Cambridge
  Middle Eastern Literary and Cultural Studies     University of St Andrews
  Modern European Literature     University of Kent
  English Literature 1500-1900     Newcastle University
  Critical Theory     University of Sussex
  English Literature: Modernities - Literature, Culture, Theory     University of Glasgow
  Literature and Creative Writing     Aberystwyth University
  English Studies     The University of Sunderland
  Childrens Literature     University of Roehampton
  Writing Practice & Study     University of Dundee
  Literature, Culture and Modernity     University of Salford
  Literature     University of Essex
  ...     ...
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