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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   Linguistics and Literature: English   comprehensive profile   University of Antwerp
comprehensive profile   Semiotics   comprehensive profile   University of Tartu
  English Literature (MRes)   comprehensive profile   Northumbria University
  Literary Studies: English Literature in a Visual Culture   comprehensive profile   Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
  English Literature   comprehensive profile   Northumbria University
  English Literature     University of Hull
  Literary Translation     Swansea University
  Ancient Narrative Literature     Swansea University
  English Literature     University of Sheffield
  English Studies: Early Modern Studies     Queen Mary University of London
  European Culture and Thought: Culture     University College London
  Literary Media     Bournemouth University
  Literature, Culture and Modernity     University of Salford
  Reading for Life     University of Liverpool
  Film and Literature     University of Essex
  Creative Writing     University of Stirling
  Romantic and Victorian Literary Studies     Durham University
  Lusophone Studies     University of Exeter
  American History or Literature     University of Sussex
  Romantic and Victorian Literary Studies     Durham University
  Modern and Contemporary Literature, Culture and Thought     University of Sussex
  Comparative Literature     University of Nottingham
  The Gothic Imagination     University of Stirling
  Literary Studies: Pathway in American Literature and Culture     Goldsmiths, University of London
  English Literary Studies     University of Exeter
  Critical Theory     University of Kent
  English Literature: Modernities - Literature, Culture, Theory     University of Glasgow
  Literary Studies (Eighteenth-Century Writing and Romanticism)     Aberystwyth University
  World Literatures in English     University of Oxford
  Literary Studies (Welsh Writing in English)     Aberystwyth University
  20th and 21st Century Literature     University of Southampton
  Creative Writing     Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University
  Science Fiction     University of Dundee
  Creative Writing     Kingston University
  English Literature 1500-1900     Newcastle University
  English Literature (MPhil)     Newcastle University
  Writing Poetry     Newcastle University
  English Studies     University of Lincoln
  Contemporary Literatures     Leeds Beckett University
  Creative Writing     Leeds Trinity University
  ...     ...
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