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Master of Literature

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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   Literary Studies: English Literature in a Visual Culture   comprehensive profile   Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
comprehensive profile   Literary Studies   comprehensive profile   University of Groningen
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
  Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies   comprehensive profile   University of Limerick
  Romantic and Victorian Literary Studies     Durham University
  Comparative Literature     Queen Mary University of London
  Palaeography & Manuscript Studies     King's College London
  Comparative Literature     University of Glasgow
  Literature     University of Essex
  English Literature (by Research)     The University of Buckingham
  English, Comparative Literature or Linguistics     Goldsmiths, University of London
  Renaissance Literature and Culture     University of Reading
  English Literatures     Keele University
  Literature and Culture 1700-1900     University of Sussex
  Global Literature and Culture     University of York
  English Literature 1500-1900     Newcastle University
  English Studies     University of Lincoln
  Literary Studies: Pathway in American Literature and Culture     Goldsmiths, University of London
  Creative Writing     Kingston University
  English Literary Studies     Durham University
  Victorian Literature and Culture     University of York
  Classics and Ancient History (MA)     Newcastle University
  American Literature     University of Cambridge
  English Literature     Northumbria University
  English Literature (Victorian Pathway)     University of Leeds
  Postcolonial Studies     University of Kent
  Literature, Film and Visual Culture     University of Sussex
  English and American Literature     University of Kent
  English Literature (Research)     University of Birmingham
  American History or Literature     University of Sussex
  English Literature     University of Bristol
  Medieval and Renaissance Literature     University of Cambridge
  English: Issues in Modern Culture     University College London
  Modern and Contemporary Literature     Birkbeck, University of London
  World Literatures in English     University of Oxford
  English Literature     Cardiff University
  Children\'s Literature & Literacies     University of Glasgow
  Medieval Welsh Literature     Aberystwyth University
  ...     ...
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