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9 Masters Programs in Literary Theory

A master’s degree is an incredible way for students to increase their education as well as create new opportunities for their career. It takes approximately a year or two to earn a master’s degree, which can be completed once an undergraduate degree is obtained.   What is a Master in Literary Theory? By focusing on the meaning, philosophy, and interpretation of literature, student… Read more

A master’s degree is an incredible way for students to increase their education as well as create new opportunities for their career. It takes approximately a year or two to earn a master’s degree, which can be completed once an undergraduate degree is obtained.  

What is a Master in Literary Theory? By focusing on the meaning, philosophy, and interpretation of literature, students learn a wide variety of information and analysis skills concerning novels, prose, and poetry. Some classes in this field of study may include a focus on the relation between culture and literature as well as the use of rhetoric throughout the centuries. Some courses have opportunities for students to teach English to individuals who are not fluent in the language.

Students who receive a Master in Literary Theory can learn how to analyze all types of writing. They also learn how to read quickly, and can develop a keen knowledge of culture both in historic and modern times, which contributes to refined interpersonal skills. These skills help make students stronger candidates when searching for a job.

Courses for this degree may have varied prices, so students should contact their college or university to learn more. Costs may increase or decrease in different locations worldwide.

There are several careers that stem from a Master in Literary Theory. With a wonderful knowledge of literature and prose, many graduates become English professors or linguistic teachers, and students may work with translation or editing as well. Because literary theory is so closely tied to both printed and online writing, many students choose to become marketing specialists or journalists.

Finding a college or university that offers an online Master in Literary Theory isn’t too hard. There are many schools worldwide that have courses dealing with this field of study. 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 Birmingham - College of Arts and Law
Birmingham, United Kingdom

Our MA in Comparative Literature and Critical Theories is an interdisciplinary, transnational programme. It invites students to engage with crucial debates about the different ... +

Our MA in Comparative Literature and Critical Theories is an interdisciplinary, transnational programme. It invites students to engage with crucial debates about the different ways in which cultures across time and space have understood the relationship between literature and the world, the concept of representation and the role of the author in the cultural domain. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Sep 2020
Campus
Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Madrid, Spain

The University Institute of Modern Languages and Translators, the first center dedicated to teaching and researching translation in Spain, offers a program that is backed by i ... +

The University Institute of Modern Languages and Translators, the first center dedicated to teaching and researching translation in Spain, offers a program that is backed by its extensive experience in the training of translators, as well as by the Institute's own profile from its foundation: that of literary translation. The Master thus responds to an academic and research experience developed by the teachers assigned to the center for almost four decades. -
Master
Full-time
Part-time
2 semesters
Spanish, English, French, Italian, German
Sep 2020
Campus
Bath Spa University
Bath, United Kingdom

The MA Crime and Gothic Fictions will introduce you to the advanced study of two popular genres that have entertained and informed culture from the nineteenth century to the p ... +

The MA Crime and Gothic Fictions will introduce you to the advanced study of two popular genres that have entertained and informed culture from the nineteenth century to the present day. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Aug 2020
Campus
University of St Andrews
Saint Andrews, United Kingdom

The MLitt in Shakespeare and Renaissance Literary Culture offers students the opportunity to study one of the most exciting and formative periods in European history, centred ... +

The MLitt in Shakespeare and Renaissance Literary Culture offers students the opportunity to study one of the most exciting and formative periods in European history, centred on the key writer in the English literary tradition: William Shakespeare. -
Master
Full-time
Part-time
English
14 Sep 2020
Campus
SOAS University of London
London, United Kingdom

The SOAS Centre for Cultural, Literary and Postcolonial Studies (CCLPS) will welcome applications from MPhil/PhD students wishing to undertake research in the disciplines of C ... +

The SOAS Centre for Cultural, Literary and Postcolonial Studies (CCLPS) will welcome applications from MPhil/PhD students wishing to undertake research in the disciplines of Comparative Literature, Cultural Studies and Postcolonial Studies. The Centre has developed its own MPhil training programme which will enable research students to be registered in the Centre rather than in specific regional Departments or those of other disciplines. The Centre places its emphasis on the acquisition of critical theoretical skills and in-depth regional, linguistic and cultural knowledge with specific reference to Asia, Africa and the Middle East, but also to literature written in European languages. Prospective research students will have the unique opportunity to work on an exceptionally wide range of topics, theoretical and critical, supervised according to the expertise of a wide range of academic staff across the Faculty and SOAS. -
Master PhD
Full-time
Part-time
3 years
English
28 Sep 2020
Campus
Universitat Rovira i Virgili
Tarragona, Spain

Up to now, there has been a lack of a specific master's degree that provides future researchers with the training they need to undertake a research career in the Humanities. I ... +

Up to now, there has been a lack of a specific master's degree that provides future researchers with the training they need to undertake a research career in the Humanities. In this regard, providing specialist scientific training addresses an important social and employment need among the scientific community at both national and international levels. -
Master
Full-time
Part-time
English, Catalan, Spanish
Oct 2020
20 Jul 2020
Campus
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Amsterdam, Netherlands

In this Research Master specialization, you examine the roles literary texts play in the representation and shaping of contested spaces. Novels, poems, and plays shape our per ... +

In this Research Master specialization, you examine the roles literary texts play in the representation and shaping of contested spaces. Novels, poems, and plays shape our perceptions and affect our lived experience of such spaces as the nation, wilderness, or the body. These spaces are contested in our current context, and have been in the past centuries. In our seminars, tutorials and individual research projects, you explore how literary texts have played a role in shaping our experience of such contested spaces. In this specialization, you pursue your fascination with the ways in which literary representations interact with real or imagined spaces, geographies and ecosystems. You focus on literature and three kinds of contested space: the (trans)national, the environment, and the body. We welcome students who are keen to hone their critical thinking and research skills in this field; we offer you the chance to pursue your research interests under the guidance of specialists in the field. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2020
Campus
Universitas Padjadjaran
Bandung, Indonesia

This program offers two fields of study, namely Contemporary Literature and Philology.

This program offers two fields of study, namely Contemporary Literature and Philology. -
Master
Full-time
2 - 3 years
English
Campus
Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Madrid, Spain

The Master in Literary Studies (60 ECTS) allows a theoretical vision of literary phenomena, as well as the analysis and research of the different European literatures from a c ... +

The Master in Literary Studies (60 ECTS) allows a theoretical vision of literary phenomena, as well as the analysis and research of the different European literatures from a comparative point of view. This profile is demanded by the Spanish university, but also by foreign universities that demand doctors with a high degree of specialization and scientific training, especially dedicated to the literary phenomenon. -
Master
Full-time
Part-time
2 semesters
Spanish
Sep 2020
Campus

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