Masters Programs in Literature

Compare 29 Masters Programs in Literature

Literature

If anyone has ever told you that you’re a bookworm or if you enjoy classic and modern literary works, then a Master in Literature is the degree for you. As fascinating as creative writing may be, there is no reason to think that studying Literature as a scholar is any less interesting. Poetry, drama, novels and short stories – each of these major forms have their own unique world, a structure that is one of a kind, a story and characters that are not likely for anyone to come across in real life.

A Master in Literature offers a vast variety of programs, such as creative writing, children’s literature, or a program in a certain national literature. Some of the Master in Literature programs may also involve a thorough training in modern philosophy, semiotics, various linguistic and literary theories, such as narratology or the theory of aesthetic reader’s response, which studies the mechanisms of perception.

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M.Phil in Popular Literature

Trinity College Dublin
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Ireland Dublin

This course offers an opportunity for the advanced study of popular literature. In recent years a body of theoretical and cultural-historical material has developed that attempts to define what 'the popular' means now, and what it has meant historically. [+]

This course offers an opportunity for the advanced study of popular literature. In recent years a body of theoretical and cultural-historical material has developed that attempts to define what 'the popular' means now, and what it has meant historically. At the same time texts that do not seem to belong to traditional canons increasingly attract critical attention, and have come to be taught at university level alongside more canonical texts. In this light, the course will cover such popular genres as adventure fiction, children's literature, horror, detective fiction, romance, pornography and science fiction, as well as offering an advanced introduction to such topics as the bestseller, genre theory, print culture and readership.... [-]


Research Master in Literary and Cultural Studies

University of Groningen
Campus Full time 24 months September 2018 Netherlands Groningen

The two-year Master's programme in Literary and Cultural Studies is a specialization within the two Research Master's degrees in Literary Studies and in Arts and Culture. [+]

Research Master Literary and Cultural Studies

The two-year Master's programme in Literary and Cultural Studies is a specialization within the two Research Master's degrees in Literary Studies and in Arts and Culture.

The programme in Literary and Cultural Studies provides you with an advanced investigation of the arts. You will focus specifically on the role the arts play in processes of cultural change. Also, you will study arts and culture in general and specialize in one of these art forms: literature, film, theatre, music, and multimedia forms.

The programme has a multi-disciplinary approach. You will study the arts from perspectives such as history, philosophy and sociology. In addition, the programme is closely related to the multidisciplinary research carried out at the Groningen Research Institute for the Study of Culture (ICOG).... [-]


Master of Letters in English Literature

University of Glasgow
Campus Full time Part time 2 semesters August 2018 United Kingdom Glasgow + 1 more

This programme gives you the opportunity to pursue your own interests in English Literature at postgraduate level across a wide range of courses led by internationally renowned experts. [+]

English Literature MLitt

This programme gives you the opportunity to pursue your own interests in English Literature at postgraduate level across a wide range of courses led by internationally renowned experts. A core research training course will introduce you to key skills in postgraduate study, while a flexible degree structure allows you to select from the rich variety of optional courses on offer from the School of Critical Studies and elsewhere in the College of Arts, or even beyond. You can also pursue one of the specialist pathways offered by English Literature, including Fantasy, Medieval and Early Modern, Modernities, and Victorian Literature. The programme ends with an opportunity to write a dissertation on an appropriate English Literature-related topic of your choice.... [-]


Master in Russian Language, Literature and Culture for foreigners

Novosibirsk State University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Russia Novosibirsk

This program integrates the study of Russian language, literature and culture. It does not only prepare lecturers of Russian as a foreign language, but also and foremost multi-skilled experts who have a good command of Russian, who are familiar with Russian literature and culture, who are able to work in joint ventures, and also in their country’s educational, scientific and cultural organizations interacting with Russia. [+]

This program integrates the study of Russian language, literature, and culture. It does not only prepare lecturers of Russian as a foreign language, but also and foremost multi-skilled experts who have a good command of Russian, who are familiar with Russian literature and culture, who are able to work in joint ventures, and also in their country’s educational, scientific and cultural organizations interacting with Russia.

Program goal

This program aims at preparing graduates for solving complex problems requiring the utilization of philological knowledge and skills in educational organizations, in scientific research centers, in cultural organizations, in advertising and travel agencies, in the media, in the area of intercultural communication and in other fields of social and human activity, where knowledge of Russian as a foreign language is necessary. Additionally, one of the objectives of the program is to improve practical Russian proficiency up to TRKI 3 (test of Russian as a Foreign Language, C1).... [-]


Master' Degree in European, American and Postcolonial Language and Literature (English Studies Curriculum and American Studies Curriculum)

Ca' Foscari University of Venice
Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Italy Venice

This Second Cycle Degree Programme provides advanced knowledge of the languages, literature and cultures of European, American and postcolonial countries, promoting cross-cultural perspectives within a solid background in humanities. [+]

This Second Cycle Degree Programme provides advanced knowledge of the languages, literature and cultures of European, American and postcolonial countries, promoting cross-cultural perspectives within a solid background in humanities.This degree programme offers the possibility to get a double/joint degree with other European Universities.

European Joint Master’s Degree in English and American Studies with Otto-Friedrich Universität - Bamberg (Germany), Karl-Franzens Universität - Graz (Austria), Pécsi Tudományegyetem - Pécs (Hungary), Université Paris Diderot - Paris 7 (France). Double Degree with Universidade do Espírito Santo (Brazil), Universidad de Huelva (Spain) or with Universidad de Sevilla (Spain). Double Degree with Université Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris 3 (France), Humboldt-Universität - Berlino (Germany) Link to the Degree Programme page Link to the application procedure page Curricula available Literature and Cultures English and American Literary and Cultural Studies Estudios Ibéricos e Iberoamericanos Master européen en Etudes Françaises et Francophones Access to the programme ... [-]

Master in English Language and Literature

Masaryk University Faculty of Arts
Online Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Czech Republic Brno + 1 more

This degree study programme is divided into two tracks: Linguistics and Applied Linguistics and Literary and Cultural Studies. Each student chooses one track and the focus of their studies is on that track. [+]

This degree study programme is divided into two tracks: Linguistics and Applied Linguistics and Literary and Cultural Studies. Each student chooses one track and the focus of their studies is in that track. All students must complete three type A/required courses. The remainder of the programme consists of type B/selective and type C/elective courses that the student chooses based on the track chosen.

The student then writes a Master’s thesis based on the track and relevant coursework. With the exception of some courses in translation, all teaching, coursework, and exams in this study programme are carried out in the English language.

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Research Degrees (MPhil/PhD) in Cultural, Literary and Postcolonial Studies

SOAS University of London
Campus Full time Part time 3 years September 2018 United Kingdom London Bloomsbury + 2 more

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. [+]

Research Degrees in Cultural, Literary and Postcolonial Studies

Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time

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 two pieces of 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 of Education in Literacy (MEd)

William Paterson University of New Jersey
Online Part time 2 years September 2018 USA Wayne

William Paterson University’s College of Education offers the M. Ed. in Literacy program, which is accredited by the International Reading Association (IRA). The program is now a fully online program. This maintains the rigor and integrity of the face-to-face program by preparing candidates to meet the reading and literacy needs of diverse learners in twenty-first-century classrooms.

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Master of Education in Literacy (MEd)

William Paterson University’s College of Education offers the M. Ed. in Literacy program, which is accredited by the International Reading Association (IRA). The program is now a fully online program. This maintains the rigor and integrity of the face-to-face program by preparing candidates to meet the reading and literacy needs of diverse learners in twenty-first-century classrooms. The online program, however, offers candidates synchronous and asynchronous options for completing coursework.This program is designed to prepare graduate students who are certified teachers to work professionally in the highly specialized field of teaching reading and writing to P-12 students. Graduates of this program may be certified as reading specialists (P-12) and are also qualified to work with college students and adults who have reading problems.... [-]


Masters in Comparative European and Non-European Languages and Literatures

University of Verona
Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Italy Verona

The Master’s Degree in Comparative European and Non-European Languages and Literatures (LM 37) aims to provide students with a highly qualified formation, in a comparative perspective, in the fields of the five taught languages – French, English, Russian, Spanish, German – and of their respective literature. [+]

Masters in Comparative European and Non-European Languages and Literature

The Master’s Degree in Comparative European and Non-European Languages and Literatures (LM 37) aims to provide students with a highly qualified formation, in a comparative perspective, in the fields of the five taught languages – French, English, Russian, Spanish, German – and of their respective literature. Besides, students’ linguistic and literary knowledge will be extended to the extra-European variants of these languages and cultures (in the Euro-Mediterranean, Euro-American, and postcolonial areas). The course is therefore meant to open up to worldwide cooperation in the fields of formation, research, and cultural enterprise. In this view, starting from a.y. 2017/2018, the Master’s Degree LM37 has opted for an internationalized statute with a teaching program to be held wholly in English. This degree qualifies as a highly internationally oriented program, opening out to the world and promoting the enrolment of non-Italian speaking students.... [-]


Master's Degree In Modern Languages ​​and Literatures (MLL2)

Universidad de las Islas Baleares - UIB
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Spain Palma de Mallorca

The general objective of the master's degree is to deepen the study and research in the different fields of Philology, both in the field of literature and in the field of linguistics and modern languages. It is intended to expand the knowledge acquired in the degree program on literary and cultural studies or on linguistics and modern languages ​​involved in this master's degree, so that students can specialize in one of the two fields. [+]

What does it consist of?

The general objective of the master's degree is to deepen the study and research in the different fields of Philology, both in the field of literature and in the field of linguistics and modern languages. It is intended to expand the knowledge acquired in the degree program on literary and cultural studies or on linguistics and modern languages ​​involved in this master's degree, so that students can specialize in one of the two fields.

It is also a general objective of these studies to provide students with adequate resources to analyze and critically interpret texts, literary or extraliterary.

Finally, it should also be mentioned as an objective of the master's degree that students acquire the necessary methodological tools to carry out a research work in any of the areas of Philology involved in this postgraduate course, and that they are able to present it to a specialized and non-specialized audience.... [-]


Master In Classical And Modern Philology And Literature

University of Cagliari
Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Italy Cagliari

Graduates in Philology and classical and modern literature may write to the intellectual and scientific professions highly specialized (eg .: teachers, philologists, linguists, cultural experts etc.), And has privileged access to the teaching and research world ... [+]

Graduates in Philology and classical and modern literature may write to the intellectual and scientific professions highly specialized (eg .: teachers, philologists, linguists, cultural experts etc.), And has privileged access to the teaching and research world.

final test characteristics

The final exam consists of the discussion of a written paper, through which it is possible to ascertain the skills acquired. The graduate student will develop their own 'Master thesis' under the guidance of a supervisor and will have to prove to be able to use with full mastery of the relevant scientific literature, both in Italian and in foreign languages.

The thesis must have the characteristics of an original research work. ... [-]


Master’s degree in European and Pan-American Languages and Literatures (taught in Italian)

University Of Bergamo
Campus Full time October 2018 Italy Bergamo

OBJECTIVES: To acquire a thorough knowledge of the history of literature and the culture of European and American civilizations from various viewpoints; Fluency in at least one of the main languages spoken in Europe and the Americas, etc. [+]

OBJECTIVES To acquire a thorough knowledge of the history of literature and the culture of European and American civilizations from various viewpoints Fluency in at least one of the main languages spoken in Europe and the Americas Expertise on at least one of the important civilizations of Europe and the Americas The ability to use the main information technology tools. CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Planning, co-ordination and cultural mediation as well as specific competence (historical and literary expertise) relating to European and Pan-American cultures and literature, as well as a good theoretical knowledge of their main features.

CURRICULA Education and Methodologies Literary and Cultural Studies (with subjects taught in English) ADMISSION ... [-]

Master's Degree In Literature, Culture And Diversity

Universidade da Coruña
Campus Part time 1 year September 2018 Spain A Coruña

The Master's Degree in Literature, Culture and Diversity is an official degree, 60 credits and with a duration of an academic course. [+]

Introduction

The Master's Degree in Literature, Culture and Diversity Is an official degree, of 60 credits and with a duration of an academic course.

It is taught in the Faculty of Philology of the University of Coruña, in two semesters: in the first are compulsory modules; In the second, the specialization module and the final master's work.

Why study the degree Provides training and updating on topics related to literature, culture and diversity in the Hispanic or Galician and Portuguese. It provides the basics to start a research activity and allows access to a doctoral program. It makes possible the full or partial enrollment, as well as the validation of subjects previously studied under the conditions stipulated by the responsible universities. Semipresencial teaching (240 hours face-to-face). It is taught in the afternoon, on Thursdays and Fridays, in the Faculty of Philology of the UDC. Highly qualified teachers Visiting professors of recognized prestige and specialist in the subjects Associated seminars, linked to outstanding groups or research projects individualized tutoring What is learned ... [-]

Postgraduate Education Sciences: Language And Literature Teaching - Distance Learning

University of Nicosia
Online Full time Part time 3 semesters September 2018 Cyprus Nicosia + 1 more

The purpose of the program is twofold. On the one hand, help the student to acquire deep knowledge in the field of specialization through (a) the monitoring of educational courses in an advanced level, (b) study the relevant literature, and (c) interaction with Faculty and other students. On the other, the program aims at fostering research skills through (a) the monitoring of specific quantitative and qualitative research courses, (b) small scale investigations in the various courses and / or drafting Master Thesis, and (c) participation in seminars / conferences research content. [+]

Duration of study (years): 1.5 year Title of Studies: Educational Sciences: Teaching Language and Literature (MEd, 3 semesters) Level of Title of Study: Postgraduate (2nd Cycle of Studies) Language of instruction: Greek Study Mode: Remote Minimum Credits: 30 Minimum European Credit Units (ECTS): 90 Program Description

Purpose

The purpose of the program is twofold. On the one hand, help the student to acquire deep knowledge in the field of specialization through (a) the monitoring of educational courses in an advanced level, (b) study the relevant literature, and (c) interaction with Faculty and other students. On the other, the program aims at fostering research skills through (a) the monitoring of specific quantitative and qualitative research courses, (b) small scale investigations in the various courses and / or drafting Master Thesis, and (c) participation in seminars / conferences research content. In general, the overall aim of the program is to help the student to become an independent thinker and scientist educator.... [-]


Master in Humanities: Literature & Contested Spaces (Research)

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

The focal point of this programme at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is the interrelation between literature and social change. Fiction matters because it shapes the way we view the world ... [+]

Master in Literary Studies (research)

The focal point of this programme is the interrelation between literature and social change. Fiction matters because it shapes the way we view the world, other people, and ourselves. It is through fantasy that we can begin to change reality. In this programme, you will learn to analyse the form, language and material aspects of texts as carriers of cultural, ethical, religious, scientific and political systems of meaning. You will learn to design research that combines perspectives from literature studies and literary history with other disciplines, such as cultural and (post)colonial history, environmental and digital humanities, global history and visual culture.... [-]