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   Donauraum Studien (Postgradualer Studiengang)   comprehensive profile   Andrássy Universität Budapest (AUB)
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
  Shakespeare and Renaissance Literary Culture     University of St Andrews
  Literary Studies     Goldsmiths, University of London
  Comparative Literature     Queen Mary University of London
  Literature of the Romantic Period, 1775-1832     University of York
  Humanities     University of Dundee
  English Literature (Romantic Pathway)     University of Leeds
  Modern and Contemporary Literature     University of Hull
  Language and Literature     University of Kent
  Advanced Chinese Studies     SOAS, University of London
  Comparative Literature     University of Glasgow
  English Literature     Oxford Brookes University
  Literary Studies     Aberystwyth University
  20th and 21st Century Literature     University of Southampton
  Biography and Life Writing     Southampton Solent University
  Modern and Contemporary Literature and Culture     University of York
  Comics Studies     University of Dundee
  English and American Literature (Canterbury and Paris)     University of Kent
  European Culture and Thought: Culture     University College London
  African Literature     SOAS, University of London
  Early Modern Literature and Culture     University of Sussex
  Comparative Literature     University of Nottingham
  Education - English Literature     Liverpool Hope University
  English Literature     Durham University
  Literary Media     Bournemouth University
  English Literature     University of Birmingham
  Creative Writing     Kingston University
  Creative Writing     University of Stirling
  Children\'s Literature & Literacies     University of Glasgow
  English Literary Studies     Lancaster University
  21st Century Literature     University of Lincoln
  English Literary Studies     Durham University
  Eighteenth-Century Studies     University of Kent
  Modern Literary Cultures     University of Hertfordshire
  World Literature     University of Warwick
  Literature and Arts     University of Oxford
  ...     ...


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