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   Linguistics and Literature: English   comprehensive profile   University of Antwerp
comprehensive profile   Donauraum Studien (Postgradualer Studiengang)   comprehensive profile   Andrássy Universität Budapest (AUB)
comprehensive profile   Intercultural Communication     Utrecht University
  Literary Studies: English Literature in a Visual Culture   comprehensive profile   Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
  Historical, Literary and Cultural Studies   comprehensive profile   Radboud University
  English Literature     University of Bedfordshire
  Modern and Contemporary Literature     University of Hull
  Education - English Literature     Liverpool Hope University
  Literary Studies (Welsh Writing in English)     Aberystwyth University
  English Literature (MPhil)     Newcastle University
  Reading for Life     University of Liverpool
  Science Fiction and Fantasy     Anglia Ruskin University
  English Literature (MRes)     Northumbria University
  Literary Studies     Aberystwyth University
  Creative Writing     University of Lincoln
  Screenwriting     Bournemouth University
  Romantic and Victorian Literary Studies     Durham University
  English Literature (Romantic Pathway)     University of Leeds
  Literary Studies (Medieval and Renaissance Writing)     Aberystwyth University
  Modern and Contemporary Literature and Culture     University of St Andrews
  World Literatures in English     University of Oxford
  English Literature     Cardiff University
  Literary Studies: Pathway in Modern Literary Theory     Goldsmiths, University of London
  Medieval Welsh Literature     Aberystwyth University
  Creative Writing     Aberystwyth University
  Critical Theory     University of Kent
  English Studies     University of Lincoln
  Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture     University of Chester
  English and American Literature (Canterbury and Paris)     University of Kent
  Film and Literature     University of Essex
  Greek and/or Latin Languages and Literature     University of Oxford
  Modern German and Comparative Literature     University of Kent
  English Literary Studies     Lancaster University
  Creative Writing     Leeds Trinity University
  Lusophone Studies     University of Exeter
  Contemporary Literatures     Leeds Beckett University
  Romantic and Victorian Literary Studies     Durham University
  Humanities     Edge Hill University
  Writing Poetry     Newcastle University
  ...     ...


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