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

The M.Phil in Popular Literature offers students a unique opportunity for the advanced study of popular literature and its immensely important place within modern culture. It traces the history of popular genres such as horror, science fiction, romance, fantasy and detective fiction, and offers a comprehensive introduction to contemporary theories of the popular. Please note that applications for the 2017/18 academic year are now closed. Applications for 2018/19 will open in November. [+]

Masters in Literature. Over the last two decades, the study of popular literature in all of its generic forms has been transformed from a niche area of academic interest into one of the most vibrant and rapidly growing areas of critical inquiry within literary studies. Established in 2005, the M.Phil in Popular Literature was the first (and for many years, only) dedicated postgraduate course in this subject area. The M.Phil offers students a unique opportunity to undertake advanced study of popular literature and its immensely important place within modern culture. It traces the history of popular genres such as horror, science fiction, romance, fantasy and detective fiction, and offers a comprehensive introduction to contemporary theories of the popular. The School of English at Trinity College Dublin has established itself over the past decade as a major international centre for the academic study of Popular Literature, and the M.Phil attracts applicants from all over the world. The members of the core teaching team on the M.Phil have all published extensively on specific popular genres and between them, have supervised hundreds of M.Phil and undergraduate dissertations on topics related to popular fiction. The M.Phil. provides an invaluable starting point for those who wish to do further graduate study, but will also appeal to those wanting to develop their critical skills and knowledge in relation to an important aspect of contemporary culture. To date, more than 200 students have graduated from the M.Phil, most of whom have gone on to careers that are... [-]

Postgraduate Education Science: Language Teaching And Literature

University of Nicosia
Campus 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. [+]

Duration of study (years): 1.5 year Title of Studies: Educational Sciences: Teaching Language and Literature (MEd, 1.5 years or 3 semesters) Level of Title of Study: Postgraduate (2nd Cycle of Studies) Language of instruction: Greek Study Mode: Full-time / Part-time 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. Goals Get acquainted with the necessary research and methodological tools in order to lead them to independent scientific research through the development of critical thinking and acquisition of skills for managing scientific aspects of language and literature. Acquire all those specialized knowledge and methods that are necessary for a variety of innovative applications, linguistics, teaching-methodological and pedagogical, with emphasis on interactive environments and interdisciplinary concepts. Cultivate their interest in linguistic diversity, cultural and cultural wealth, develop skills that will gradually act as resultant development of intercultural... [-]

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 ... [+]

Masters in Literature. 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. Skills required for access To enter the Master of Science in Philology and classical and modern literature is subject to the possession of an undergraduate title. The student will have sufficient mastery of basic linguistic analysis methods, historical, literary; It must have a clear chronological framework of the development of the main classical literature (for access to degree LM-15 also of Greek) and Italian literature; He must have a good knowledge of the Latin language (for access to degree LM-15 also of Greek) and its grammatical structures, including through a direct approach to literary texts; You must have acquired basic notions of general linguistics and Italian language; You will have to learn a European language other than Italian, and orient the use of the main computer tools. Students who intend to enter the Master degree program... [-]

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. Why this programme The structure of the degree allows you to follow either a bespoke English Literature MLitt programme, constructing your own pathway through a range of different courses, or one of several specialist pathways to suit your interests (see below). You will have access to world class libraries and museums, as well as the extraordinary diversity of cultural, literary and artistic events that makes Glasgow such a vibrant place for postgraduate study. The core research skills programme includes tailored workshops with the University’s archives and world-class Special Collections, as well as providing the academic and technical skills you will need to succeed at postgraduate level in the university and other professional environments. Programme structure There are five different pathways through the MLitt in English Literature at Glasgow: MLitt... [-]

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, literatures and cultures of European, American and postcolonial countries, promoting cross-cultural perspectives within a solid background in humanities. [+]

Masters in Literature. This Second Cycle Degree Programme provides advanced knowledge of the languages, literatures 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 apply procedure page Curricula available - Literatures and Cultures - English and American Literary and Cultural Studies - Estudios Ibéricos e Iberoamericanos - Master européen en Etudes Françaises et Francophones Access to the programme Unlimited entry subject to assessment of minimum requirements. Special admission requirements are established for the following curricula: Curriculum in English and American Literary and Cultural Studies. Access: through a selection following an admission call. Doble titulación en Estudios Ibéricos e Iberoamericanos / Double Degree in Iberian and Ibero-American Studies. Access: through a selection following an admission call (Universidad de Huelva, Universidad Nacional del Litoral, Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo, Universidad de Sevilla). Master européen en Études Françaises et Francophones. Access: through a selection following an admission call. Admission requirements To be admitted to this... [-]

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). Career opportunities The graduates of the program teach Russian as a foreign language in secondary and higher schools, work as philologists in research centers, in cultural organizations, advertising and travel agencies, in the media, in the field of intercultural communication and other areas of social and human activities where knowledge of Russian as a foreign language is necessary. The program aims at training research skills and after completion of their master’s, students can continue their education in post-graduate studies. Certificate of knowledge of Russian as a foreign language TRKI-1 (B1). Entrance requirements Passport copy (all pages)... [-]

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.... [-]


Master in English Language and Literature

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

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. [+]

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. A successful graduate is able to write and speak in English with competence at the C2 level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages have a deep knowledge of literary and cultural theories and the literatures and cultures of English-speaking countries have a deep knowledge of diachronic and synchronic linguistic theories, including the history of the English language. work independently and conduct critical analyses Graduate employment Graduates with this degree are capable of complex written and oral expression in English. They have a deep knowledge of the literatures, cultures, and histories of the major English-speaking countries, including the United Kingdom, the United States, Ireland, and the Commonwealth countries. In addition to work in the fields of translating, interpreting, editing, journalism, tourism, and teaching at both the secondary and tertiary levels, graduates are well-suited for any profession that demands the ability to think and express themselves independently... [-]

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. [+]

Masters in Literature. 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 The university master's degree in Literature, Culture and Diversity is organized in four modules, three of them compulsory, which are taught in the first four months: Theory and criticism in literary and cultural studies (Theory and criticism in literary studies; New approaches in literary and cultural studies; Literature, culture and society; Comparative studies and literary traditions). Technologies and methods for literary and cultural studies (Methods and techniques for the elaboration and presentation of research works; Studies... [-]

Master Program in Hakka Language and Literature

National Central University
Campus Full time September 2018 Taiwan Taoyuan

Master Program in Hakka Language and Literature of the Department of Hakka Language and Social Sciences was established in August 2004. We enrolled ten students every year, targeting at people who like to address themselves to Hakka language and literature studies. [+]

Master Program in Hakka Language and Literature of the Department of Hakka Language and Social Sciences was established in August 2004. We enrolled ten students every year, targeting at people who like to address themselves to Hakka language and literature studies. Our Master of Arts program aims to equip students with essential theoretical skills to conduct research on Hakka language and Hakka literature, which includes early traditional records, popular works (stories, ballads, nursery rhymes, riddles, etc.), as well as early children’s books of old-style private school. Hakka language plays a vital role in almost every aspects of Hakka culture and is our focus of study at the present time. Fundamental Courses Seminar in Hakka Culture Studies Phonetic Description and Analysis of Hakka Language Introduction to Chinese Dialects Linguistic Theories and Methodology Professional Courses A Study of Hakka Phonology Hakka Lexicology Etymology : Hakka Chinese Character Chinese Historical Phonology History of Chinese Character and its Phonology Chinese Morphology Requirements for Graduation Required credits : 33 credits (including 9 credits for required courses, 9 credits of compulsory elective courses (one course in three fields--phonology, vocabulary and written language studies), 15 credits of elective courses) Duration of Study : 1~4 years Other requirements : Qualifying Examinations, Pass an oral defense of thesis, Degree Examination Research Facilities & Lab Language Laboratory ESRI Arc GIS SQL Server Standard Edition 2008 R2 Sngl Academic OPEN 1 License No Level 1 Proc VOSA Interactive Whiteboard Admission Documents Autobiography Research Proposal Two Letters of Recommendation Evidence of Chinese... [-]

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; ... [+]

Masters in Literature. 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 Enrolments are accepted with a maximum debit of 40 cfu/ECTS credits. The Italian version of the site shows a Simulazione (template) for each Specialist Degree course activated. ENTRY TESTS Individual interview. RECOGNITION OF CERTIFICATION International certification attesting students' knowledge of foreign languages are recognized. TRAINEESHIPS Traineeship activities linked to students' studies and their final exam. These are in compliance with agreements between the University and host organizations and are closely monitored by tutors and supervising teaching staff. TUTORING The Department offers a tutoring service aimed at assisting newly-enrolled students, helping and advising them as regards their studies and in compiling their study plans. [-]

MLitt in The Gothic Imagination

University of Stirling
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 27 months September 2018 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

The MLitt in The Gothic Imagination at the University of Stirling provides students with the unique opportunity to steep themselves in the scholarly appreciation of this mode, providing a rigorous and intensive historical survey of its literary origins and developments, and charting its dispersal across a broad range of media and national contexts. [+]

Contemporary culture is characterised by nothing if not a reawakened interest in the Gothic, be that in the form of the current vogue for horror film, in the heightened preoccupation with terror and monstrosity in the media, the extraordinary success of writers such as Stephen King and Stephenie Meyer, or in manifestations of an alternative Gothic impulse in fashion, music and lifestyle. As the countless adaptations and retellings of texts such as Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (1818; 1831) and Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1897) in our own day attest, the Gothic, though once relegated to a dark corner of literary history, has assumed a position of considerable cultural prominence. The MLitt in The Gothic Imagination at the University of Stirling provides students with the unique opportunity to steep themselves in the scholarly appreciation of this mode, providing a rigorous and intensive historical survey of its literary origins and developments, and charting its dispersal across a broad range of media and national contexts. In so doing, the course equips its graduates with the necessary theoretical vocabulary to address, and critically reflect upon, the Gothic as a complex and multi-faceted cultural phenomenon, while also preparing them for further postgraduate research in the rich and vibrant field of Gothic Studies. In addition to these subject-specific objectives, the MLitt in The Gothic Imagination also provides its graduates with several invaluable transferable skills, including critical thinking, theoretical conceptualisation, historical periodization and independent research. Course objectives The MLitt in the Gothic Imagination consists of four core modules, two... [-]

MA in Italian

University of Amsterdam
Campus Full time 12 months September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

With a Bachelor's in Italian language and culture you can further specialise in Italian Language and Literature within the following three Master's programmes, each with a different focus.​ [+]

Four ways to specialise in Italian

With a Bachelor's in Italian language and culture you can further specialise in Italian Language and Literature within the following three Master's programmes, each with a different focus.

Linguistics: Language and Education

The Master's programme Language and Education offers students the opportunity to study language use and foreign language teaching and learning within institutional educational frameworks.

Linguistics: Language and Society

In a world of globalisation a profound knowledge of European languages is required for intercultural business communication. Although global English may serve as the lingua franca in international contacts, in many situations a thorough knowledge of the use of the mother tongue of the business partner can be very fruitful.... [-]


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). Specific requirements for international students Matching procedure Previous education. A Bachelor diploma (with results credited as very good) in a field related to: Language and cultural studies (with a specialization in literature, film and culture) American Studies Arts and Culture studies (literature, film/television, theatre, music, multi- and new media) Art policy and management Other admission requirements. Excellent academic record, letter of motivation, two letters of recommendation and transcript, thesis or paper Job perspectives As a graduate of this programme, you will have an analytical, critical and independent attitude towards the arts and culture. You will be well prepared for a research career in the areas of literature, arts and culture, both at universities and private research institutes. Job examples Research-oriented... [-]

MLitt/PgDip/PgCert Literature, Culture & Place

University of Strathclyde: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2018 United Kingdom Glasgow + 1 more

This course allows graduates with first degrees in literature, cultural studies, or related areas to take their studies to a more specialised level or in an entirely new direction. [+]

Masters in Literature. Why this course? This course allows graduates with first degrees in literature, cultural studies, or related areas to take their studies to a more specialised level or in an entirely new direction. The course is unique in the UK. It combines a broad range of periods and places. Specialist expertise is provided by teaching staff, who are members of the Literature, Culture & Place research group. You’ll use rare local resources, such as: the University library's collections of eighteenth-century travel writing the National Gallery of Scotland's landscape collection the Canadian collections at the National Library of Scotland You’ll study You'll complete a number of compulsory and elective classes as well as a dissertation. Dissertation MLitt students will write a dissertation of 15,000 words on a relevant subject of their choice. You’ll be guided by an expert supervisor. Entry requirements First- or upper second-class Honours degree, or equivalent in English Literature or a related subject. Pre-Masters Preparation Course The Pre-Masters Programme is a preparation course for international students (non EU/UK) who do not meet the entry requirements for a Masters degree at the University of Strathclyde. The Pre-Masters programme provides progression to a number of degree options. Fees & funding How much will my course cost? All fees quoted are for full-time courses and per academic year unless stated otherwise. Scotland/EU 2015/16 - Mlitt Literature, Culture & Place full-time £7,150 2015/16 - Mlitt Literature, Culture & Place part-time £3,575 2015/16 - PgDip Literature, Culture & Place full-time £5,335... [-]