Master's in Literature in Europe

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A masters is awarded to students who have completed postgraduate level study in a specific field of study or area of professional practice while demonstrating a high level of mastery during the process.

Literature studies teach students about written material. Some programs may explore in depth a certain type of literature such as drama or writings from a certain period or country. Literary theories may be covered also.

In all, there are over 4000 Higher Education Institutions in Europe offering a wide range of courses at Bachelor, Masters and Doctorate level. With more and more of these organizations offering English as the language of education for at least some of their degree programs, universities in Europe are now of higher quality than ever before. Universities in Europe offer a friendly welcome to foreign students and to give a course of knowledge that meets their profession needs in today’s global demand.

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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 the 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 2018/19 academic year are now open. [+]

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 the 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 center 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 a 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 in... [-]


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.... [-]


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.... [-]


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

SOAS University of London
Campus Full time Part time 3 years August 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 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 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 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 on 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 literature 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 ... [-]

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 ... [-]

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).... [-]


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).... [-]


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 in Literary Studies: English Literature in a Visual Culture

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

The Master’s in Literary Studies, program Literatures in English at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam focuses on the relation between literature and visual culture. Rooted in VU Amsterdam tradition of studying the relations between word and image, this specialized interdisciplinary program will teach you to analyze the various ways in which textual and visual culture interact. [+]

Master in Literatures in English

The Master’s in Literary Studies, program Literatures in English at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam focuses on the relation between literature and visual culture. Rooted in VU Amsterdam tradition of studying the relations between word and image, this specialized interdisciplinary program will teach you to analyze the various ways in which textual and visual culture interact. The topics studied from this perspective range from the Renaissance stage to screenwriting, from the relation between poetry and photography to film adaptations of gothic novels.The courses in this program are closely linked to the current research of staff members so that students are involved in cutting-edge developments. You are encouraged to explore your own interests in depth using the tools and theories we provide you with, culminating in your own research project when you write your MA-thesis in the second semester.... [-]


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 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' 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 ... [-]

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.... [-]


Master Foreign Literature, Cultures And Linguistics: English

Université Catholique de Lille
Campus Full time September 2018 France Lille Paris

This Master's program is intended for students who wish to acquire a solid knowledge of cultures, methods of reflection and work preparing them to face in good conditions any recruitment of the type selective. It is an indispensable step in preparing the Doctorate and in becoming a teacher-researcher. Finally, since he attests to a high level of competence in English and English and American cultures, he brings to his holder a decisive advantage in the eyes of any employer focused on international development and the necessary establishment of a " An intercultural approach. [+]

This Master's program is intended for students who wish to acquire a solid knowledge of cultures, methods of reflection and work preparing them to face in good conditions any recruitment of the type selective. It is an indispensable step in preparing the Doctorate and in becoming a teacher-researcher. Finally, since he attests to a high level of competence in English and English and American cultures, he brings to his holder a decisive advantage in the eyes of any employer focused on international development and the necessary establishment of a " An intercultural approach.

Skills and know-how taught In the first year: students must attend 3 seminars per semester in the fundamental areas of competition: civilizations, literature and linguistics. They also choose a seminary of history, French literature or general linguistics depending on their research project. In the second year, students attend two seminars. Occupational integration ... [-]