Masters of Science

Compare Masters of Science in Literature

The Master of Science, or MSc, is an internationally acknowledged academic achievement given to those who complete two or three years of predesigned coursework in a particular area.

Just what is an MSc in Literature? While there is substantial variation in one literature degree program to the next based on where the course if offered, among other factors, most programs emphasize familiarity with a broad range of world literature. Attention is often given to translation, feminist theory, creative writing, journalism, film studies and famous authors from across the globe. Students may study American, English, Latin and African-American literature, among other areas of the globe. Many literature programs can also be customized with an emphasis on a particular geographic area or related subgenre.

Many graduates of literature master’s degree programs find that they have more career opportunities at their feet than they did prior to earning the advanced designation. They are also often able to earn higher salaries than those without degrees, or those with bachelor’s degrees.

Because there is significant variation in the cost of one literature program to the next, students are encouraged to consult with each school of interest for current program costs.

Many Master in Literature recipients choose to teach literature or some facet of it at the collegiate level, while others use their master’s degrees as steppingstones toward doctoral designations. Others enter the workforce soon after graduating, and find work in journalism, media, publishing, editing, or the arts and humanities. Some graduates find work as in-house writers for government agencies or corporations of all sizes, while others put their skills to use in a freelance capacity.

Those interested in learning more about the path to achieving a Master in Literature are encouraged to explore our vast database of related programs currently offered around the globe. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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University of Edinburgh - School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures

The Medieval Literatures and Cultures MSc at Edinburgh is a flexible programme, allowing for either a specifically literary focus or a broader ranging and interdisciplina ... [+]

Programme description

The Medieval Literatures and Cultures MSc at Edinburgh is a flexible programme, allowing for either a specifically literary focus or a broader ranging and interdisciplinary approach to the study of the Middle Ages.

Edinburgh hosts a thriving medieval research culture. This flexible programme gives you the chance to draw on the broad range of academic expertise you’ll find here, and take advantage of the seminar series and other resources offered by our Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies.

You will gain a grounding in the advanced literary study of the European Middle Ages and the principles of manuscript study. Through option courses and a research project, you will have the opportunity to deepen your particular medieval interests, drawing on our strengths in the languages and literature of medieval Europe, from medieval French and Latin to, for example, old Norse, old Irish and Middle English.... [-]

United Kingdom Edinburgh
September 2019
1 - 2 years