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
  Historical, Literary and Cultural Studies   comprehensive profile   Radboud University
  Literary Studies: English Literature in a Visual Culture   comprehensive profile   Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
  Comparative Literature     University of Glasgow
  Literary Studies: Pathway in Modern Literature     Goldsmiths, University of London
  English (Research)     Sheffield Hallam University
  Lusophone Studies     University of Exeter
  Modern Literary Cultures     University of Hertfordshire
  Literary Studies     Aberystwyth University
  English Literature (Romantic Pathway)     University of Leeds
  English Studies     The University of Sunderland
  Children's Literature     Goldsmiths, University of London
  Modern and Contemporary Literature and Culture     University of St Andrews
  Creative Writing     University of Stirling
  Literature and Culture 1200-1700     University of Manchester
  Modern Scottish Writing     University of Stirling
  English Literature     Oxford Brookes University
  English Studies: Writing in the Modern Age     Queen Mary University of London
  Literature and Philosophy     University of Sussex
  Film and Literature     University of Essex
  English Literature 1500-1900     Newcastle University
  English Literature     Kingston University
  English Literature (MPhil)     Anglia Ruskin University
  English Literature     University of Sheffield
  Children's Literature (Res)     University of Reading
  English, Comparative Literature or Linguistics     Goldsmiths, University of London
  Cultural, Literary and Postcolonial Studies     SOAS, University of London
  English Studies: Victorian Literature     Queen Mary University of London
  English Literature     University of Birmingham
  English Literary Studies     Durham University
  English: Contemporary Literatures     Leeds Beckett University
  Comparative Literature (Research)     King's College London
  Chinese Literature     SOAS, University of London
  English and American Literature (Canterbury and Paris)     University of Kent
  Literature, Landscape and Environment     Bath Spa University
  Modern and Contemporary Literature     University of Hull
  Shakespeare     Kingston University
  ...     ...


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