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Master-level studies involve specialized study in a field of research or an area of professional practice. Earning a master’s degree demonstrates a higher level of mastery of the subject. Earning a master’s degree can take anywhere from a year to three or four years. Before you can graduate, you usually must write and defend a thesis, a long paper that is the culmination of your specialized research.

Literature refers to creative written works in categories such as poetry, novels and fiction to name a few. A literature program may allow students to explore different literature types. A student may choose to specialize in an area such as British literature or drama, or example.

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Master in Travel and Nature Writing

Bath Spa University
Campus 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom Bath

The Master of Arts in Travel and Nature Writing is designed for writers seeking advanced skills in the growing field of creative non-fiction inspired by the natural... [+]

Master in Travel and Nature Writing

 

The Master of Arts in Travel and Nature Writing is designed for writers seeking advanced skills in the growing field of creative non-fiction inspired by the natural world and contemporary journeying. The course focuses on the application of writing skills to match the requirements of the travel and nature writing sector. To this end, students will learn from engagement, encounter, workshop, tuition and mentoring; they will develop their professional practice and produce a portfolio of work to help establish their careers in this highly competitive field.

Course Structure and Content

 

This is a low residency course over three semesters. It will consist of three week-long residential sessions, meeting visiting writers and industry specialists; distance learning modules designed to familiarise participants with the standards, interests and publishing requirements of the sector; one-to-one tutorials and mentoring providing the opportunity to turn experience into well-crafted writing of publication standard.... [-]


Research Master Literary and Cultural Studies

University of Groningen
Campus 24 months September 2017 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... [-]


M.Phil in Popular Literature

Trinity College Dublin
Campus 1 year September 2017 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. Applications for the 2017/18 academic year are now open. [+]

Best Part time Masters in Literature 2017. 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 in some way related to their studies with us. In addition, many of our students have gone on to PhD level study and are conducting academic teaching and research of their own. Course Structure The course lasts one year (beginning in mid-September and ending on August 30th) and is available on a full-time basis only. It comprises two main elements: a core course class meeting twice a week for two hours and, secondly, an option course class once a week for two hours - participants will take one per term. Assessment is comprised of course work completed at the end of each term, and the dissertation undertaken by each student during the summer. For further information, please see our dedicated course pages here: https://www.tcd.ie/English/postgraduate/popular-literature/index.php and here: https://tcdmphilpoplit.wordpress.com/ Qualifications: To have a realistic chance of entry, students should have a high 2:1 HONORS DEGREE (or home equivalent). This translates as roughly a 3:3 GPA. [-]

MLitt/PgDip/PgCert Literature, Culture & Place

University of Strathclyde: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Campus Part time 12 - 24 months September 2017 United Kingdom Glasgow

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. [+]

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 Rest of UK 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 International 2015/16 - Mlitt Literature, Culture & Place full-time £12,155 2015/16 - Mlitt Literature, Culture & Place part-time £6,078 2015/16 - PgDip Literature, Culture & Place full-time £12,155 How can I fund my course? The fees shown are annual and may be subject to an increase each year. Careers Students with a first degree in literary or cultural studies (or a related subject) will find this course relevant to careers in: teaching the media the arts heritage tourism other fields Those considering a PhD will also find it a valuable stepping stone. Where are they now? 90% of our graduates are in further work or study* *Based on the results of the National Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey (2010/11 and 2011/12). [-]

Official Master's Degree In Contemporary Culture, Literature, Art Institutions And Cultural Communication

Instituto Universitario de Investigación Ortega y Gasset
Campus 1 year May 2017 Spain Madrid

This program leads to the title of University Master's Degree in International Cooperation and Public Policy Management, Programs and Projects Development from the International University Menéndez Pelayo, organized in collaboration with the University Institute Ortega y Gasset Research. [+]

Best Part time Masters in Literature 2017. This program leads to the title of University Master's Degree in International Cooperation and Public Policy Management, Programs and Projects Development from the International University Menéndez Pelayo, organized in collaboration with the University Institute Ortega y Gasset Research. The credits earned in the Master are recognized automatically for access to doctoral studies in any university in the European Higher Education. GOALS The Master in International Cooperation and Public Policy Management, Programs and Projects Development It aims to meet the demand for technical experts in international cooperation caused by the existence of a growing number of actors who bring resources in this area. First, even in a recessionary context like the present, developed countries disbursing significant resources in terms of Official Development Assistance (ODA) channeled through actors various such as multilateral agencies, development NGOs, agencies of state cooperation, regional and local or several ministerial departments. Second, a growing number of developing countries are driving political force with South-South cooperation, being one of the most transformative events current aid system. Among these actors of South-South Cooperation, Latin American countries are playing a leading role, as they have managed to become international benchmarks in this area through the efforts of systematization of their practices and re-conceptualization of cooperation they are doing. Finally, it also grows in the corporate commitment to various organizations with the implementation of cooperation programs in those countries where they are installed, promoting Corporate Social Responsibility policies that seek to align with the development agenda. The Master in International Cooperation and Public Policy Management, Programs and Projects Development responds to the need to train experts to carry out cooperation interventions that provide development results and know and innovative respond effectively to the demands posed by the current system of cooperation form. In this regard, it should be noted that the assumption of international commitments such as the Millennium Development Goals (2000) and the Paris Declaration for Aid Effectiveness (2005), the emergence of new development approaches as based on Rights human or importance are gaining new management tools such as budget support, pose major challenges of designing strategies and implementing programs that are widely worked in the teachings of this Master. On the other hand, since the holding of the High Level Forum in Busan in 2011, the cooperation system is experiencing an acute transformation, expanding its scope to form a Global Partnership for Development, again, it requires a thorough understanding of the subjects worked in this program. Specifically, the Master in International Cooperation and Public Policy Management, Programs and Projects Development pursues two objectives: - To learn more about the principles, operation and logic of the international aid system, its actors, policies and instruments, from critical reflection, promote interventions that have a positive impact on the eradication of the structures that create and perpetuate poverty. - To train the student in the identification, formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development interventions, ensuring this training both with regard to projects carried out by agencies and cooperation agencies, using the Logical Framework Approach and Approach Rights human (HRBA), and for programs and public policies that run the governments of developing countries with resources from cooperation. This program has been preceded by the Master in International Cooperation and Project Management University Research Institute Ortega y Gasset which have been held XI editions. During these eleven years they have passed through our classrooms over 300 students who have been very successful job placement in a wide range of agencies and public and private bodies from which cooperation resources are managed. Program Development The Master has a duration of one academic year, beginning in October 2016 and end in June 2017. The inauguration of the academic year will take place on October 19, 2016. To obtain the degree of Master in International Cooperation and Public Policy Management, Programs and Projects Development by the University Research Institute Ortega y Gasset and the International University Menéndez Pelayo, students must complete 60 credits, of which 48 They will be delivered successfully overcoming different teaching modules (42 compulsory subjects and 6 credits of electives), which 6 ECTS corresponding to compulsory Internships are added. The remaining 6 credits are acquired with the Final Master Thesis. Modules and materials are designed for the student 30 credits per semester curse. The first semester concentrates 30 ECTS credits spread over 6 compulsory courses on International Cooperation System (16 ECTS) and Design and implementation of Public Policy Development (14 ECTS). The secondhalf of 30 ECTS credits, combining compulsory subjects (12 ECTS) and electives (6 ECTS) with the completion of the Professional Practices (6 ECTS) and Master's Thesis (6 ECTS). However, students who can not attend, for justifiable reasons personal and / or professional, the Master in the annual period in which they offer, eligible for the type of part-time study. In this case, students will formalize their first enrollment in September, attending the 30 credits that develop during the first half. The second registration will be formalized in September the following year to take the remaining 30 credits that develop during the second half. Admission Requirements  The admission to the Master must be in possession of a Spanish official university degree or another issued by an institution of higher education belonging to the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) that authorize, in the issuing country for access to teaching Master's Degree, preferably at graduates in the different fields of knowledge related to the discipline being studied, but may also admit students (graduates or graduate degree) formed in other areas within the field of Social Sciences and Law , which must certify basic training in matters related to the program. They may be admitted graduates from outside the EHEA education systems without approval of their titles, with proof of a level of education equivalent to the corresponding official Spanish university degrees and that empower the country issuing the qualification for admission to postgraduate studies . Entry by this route does not imply in any case the approval of the title, nor its recognition for purposes other than study the teachings of Master. [-]

Master in Central European Comparative Studies (CECS)

Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University (FSV UK)
Campus 2 years October 2017 Czech Republic Prague

Central European Comparative Studies (CECS) is a two-year English-language Master's degree programme, which focuses on the areas of Germany, Austria and the Visegrad Countries (the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland and Hungary) with an overlap onto neighbouring regions. It offers a thorough comparative and multidisciplinary understanding of the historical, political, economic and cultural developments of these countries. [+]

Central European Comparative Studies (CECS) is a two-year English-language Master's degree programme, which focuses on the areas of Germany, Austria and the Visegrad Countries (the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland and Hungary) with an overlap onto neighbouring regions. It offers a thorough comparative and multidisciplinary understanding of the historical, political, economic and cultural developments of these countries. It focuses on comparative analysis in the following areas: political systems in the 20th century, political development since 1990, the economy, European integration, culture, and the history of society in the 19th and 20th centuries. It also offers students the chance to learn or improve their knowledge of some of the Slavonic languages of the area. Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria In addition to the application, the following documents must be provided: 1. Copy of a diploma to show completed Bachelor's or Master's studies, or confirmation of ongoing studies in the academic year that those studies will be completed; 2. Transcript of marks and academic results from previous higher education studies; 3. CV 4. Motivation letter Confirmation of studies may be substituted with a transcript of marks, provided that these are from the same academic year as the application. All documents which are not originally in Czech, Slovak or English must be accurately translated into English. Conditions for admission The admissions commission will will assess applicants for study on the basis of the documents submitted and give them a ranking from 1 -10 points. The point limit for accepting applicants is set by the Dean. A pre-condition for being accepted is the completion of higher education studies. Information on the exercise of graduates The graduate will gain an in-depth knowledge of the Central European region, with particular emphasis on the historical, political and economic development in the 20th century and the beginning of the 21st century. Graduates will also be able to use basic analytical political science theories and compare the broad trends and developments in the Central European region. As part of the program of International Area Studies the graduates in this field of study are ready to apply their acquired knowledge and skills in the highly specialised sectors of various parts of public administration, non-governmental and governmental organizations, as well as to continue in an academic career in the Czech Republic or abroad. [-]

MA in Historical, Literary & Cultural Studies (Research)

Radboud University
Campus 2 years September 2017 Netherlands Nijmegen

The Research Master's programme prepares you for an international academic career, whether it is the history of Europe, the development of modern European literature or the art of Rome that fascinates you. [+]

Whether it is the history of Europe, the development of modern European literature or the art of Rome that fascinates you, the Research Master's specialisations are an excellent choice for talented students who want to prepare themselves for an international academic career.

Specialisations

You can choose from the following English-taught specialisations: Historical Studies Literary Studies Art and Visual Culture

Course programme

All three Master's degree specialisations have a similar structure which contains the following elements: Theory of scientific research in Humanities 5.0 EC Methods and Techniques in Humanities 5.0 EC Contemporary Debates in Humanities 5.0 EC Academic Writing. 5.0 EC Key Texts for Humanites 5.0 EC Research seminar 5.0 EC Research paper and proposal 5.0 EC Master's thesis and colloquium 30.0 EC Plus disciplinary courses and research stay/internship abroad 55.0 EC ... [-]

Master In Education Sciences - Teaching Of Language And Literature

University of Nicosia
Campus 3 semesters September 2017 Cyprus Nicosia Greece Athens + 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 (years): 1.5 years Qualification Awarded: Education: Science Teaching Language and Literature (MEd, 1.5 years or 3 semesters) Level of Qualification: 2nd cycle (Masters Degree) Language of Instruction: Greek Mode of Study: Full and part-time Minimum Credits: 30 Minimum ECTS Credits: 90 Profile of the Programme: 7.1 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. 7.2 Objectives 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 communication practices. Deepen the methodology according to their interests, starting from purely theoretical insights and reaching as field investigations and case studies. Career Prospects: Graduates of the program have the following options: 9.1 To seek management position at school level (eg Manager, Assistant Manager) and / or the Ministry of Education and Culture (eg Inspector). 9.2 To work as trainers at the Pedagogical Institute. 9.3 Understand academic position at a higher education institution. Access to Further Studies: Graduates of the program can pursue doctoral studies. [-]

MPhil in English

Lingnan University
Campus 2 years September 2017 Hong Kong Tuen Mun

Contemporary English Studies is one exciting area of teaching and research. The Department of English offers a Honours Degree programme and a postgraduate programme in Contemporary English Studies. For us, English Studies embraces the study of Contemporary Literature in... [+]

Best Part time Masters in Literature 2017. MPhil in English Duration: 2 years (Full-time) Place: Hong Kong Contemporary English Studies is one exciting area of teaching and research. The Department of English offers a Honours Degree programme and a postgraduate programme in English Studies. For us, English Studies embraces the study of Contemporary Literature in English, Applied Linguistic Studies and Language Studies. We recognize English as an international discourse or lingua franca, no longer a literature and language belonging to Britain and North America. While we embrace a wide range of interests in applied linguistics, pedagogy and literary studies, we are especially strong on critical theory semiotics critical digital literacy Asian Literatures in English Neo-Victorian Studies sociolinguistics English in Hong Kong Tragic drama and tragic discourse Details of staff research and teaching expertise can be found on the departmental website: www.LN.edu.hk/eng/staff.php. The Department is deeply committed to Lingnan’s ethos of ‘student-centred learning’ and ‘teaching the whole person’. For postgraduates it offers: regular, attentive and highly supportive supervision high-quality research support, with excellent library and computing facilities vigorous and friendly discussions in seminars and informally financial support to attend conferences and for archival research research links with similar departments internationally opportunities for undergraduate teaching collegial relations with staff who welcome and value our postgraduates Application for Admission Applicants who are interested in seeking admission to the MPhil programme should apply to the University directly. Successful applicants will normally be provided with a Postgraduate Studentship with a monthly stipend of HK$15,540* (US$1 = HK$7.8). *rate subject to review Application Period The University invites applications from 1 November 2016 to 27 January 2017. Late applications will be considered on an individual basis, subject to the availability of places. General Admission Requirements An applicant for admission to candidature for the degree of MPhil should normally: a. hold a relevant bachelor's degree with first or second class honours or at an equivalent standard awarded by a tertiary education institution recognised for this purpose by the University; or b. have obtained an equivalent qualification; or c. have provided satisfactory evidence of academic and professional attainment. In addition to the above, an applicant whose degree is not from a tertiary institution in Hong Kong or an English-speaking country should obtain a minimum score of 550 (paper-based test) or 213 (computer-based test) or 79 (internet-based test) in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or a band score of 6.5 or above in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or an equivalent score in a recognised test, or an equivalent qualification to prove his/her language proficiency which will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Applicants are required to fulfill additional requirements, if any, set by the programmes to which they apply for admission. [-]

MLitt in The Gothic Imagination

University of Stirling
Campus Part time 12 - 27 months September 2017 United Kingdom Stirling

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 option modules, and a dissertation. Across these components, the course aims to provide students with a rigorous grounding in the work and thematic preoccupations of the most influential Gothic writers, both historical and contemporary. Supplemented by relevant historical and theoretical material throughout, the course aims to provide as rich and varied an exposure to the academic study of the Gothic as possible. The first two core modules seek to provide a searching historical overview of the genesis and development of the Gothic aesthetic, taking students systematically from the circulation of the term ‘Gothic’ in the political and aesthetic discourses of the late seventeeth and eighteenth centuries, through the late eighteenth-century writings of Horace Walpole, Ann Radcliffe, Matthew Lewis and Charlotte Dacre, and into the nineteenth-century fictions of writers such as Charles Maturin, Mary Shelley, Charles Dickens, the Brontës, Sheridan Le Fanu, Robert Louis Stevenson, Bram Stoker and Oscar Wilde. The second and third core modules, on Gothic in modern, modernist and postmodern writing, include texts by authors such as Gaston Leroux, Algernon Blackwood, H.P. Lovecraft, Djuna Barnes; Mervyn Peake, Shirley Jackson, Stephen King, Anne Rice, Joyce Carol Oates, Toni Morrison and Patrick McGrath. Option modules vary from year to year, depending on student interest and demand. Recent option topics have included the Gothic on the Romantic Stage; Nineteenth-century American Gothic; Transmutations of the Vampire; The Gothic in Children’s Literature; Monstrosity; The Female Gothic; Queer Gothic; and Gothic in/and Modern Horror Cinema. At the dissertation stage, students are encouraged to undertake independent, supervised research on any particular interest within Gothic studies that they might wish to pursue. Subject to the agreement of the course director, a creative writing dissertation may be undertaken at this stage. What makes us different? Entry requirements Academic requirements A minimum of a second class Honours degree (2.1 preferred) or equivalent in a relevant subject. Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate/relevant work/life experience are encouraged to apply. A sample of work (e.g. English Essay) is required. English language requirements If English is not your first language you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your English language skills: IELTS: 6.0 with 5.5 minimum in each skill Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): Grade C Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): Grade C Pearson Test of English (Academic): 54 with 51 in each component IBT TOEFL: 80 with no subtest less than 17 If you don’t meet the required score you may be able to register for one of our pre-sessional English courses. To register you must hold a conditional offer for your course and have an IELTS score 0.5 or 1.0 below the required standard. Scholarships & funding University of Stirling Postgraduate Merit Scholarship The University of Stirling is offering any UK or European Union student with a First Class Honours degree (or equivalent) a £2,000 scholarship to study full-time on any taught Master's course or £1,000 for part-time study. Structure and content The teaching year at Stirling is divided into two semesters, which run from mid-September to late December, and from January to the end of May respectively. Both full-time and part-time students take four Gothic core modules over two semesters. For part-time students, these core modules are completed in year 1. The core modules in the Autumn semester are as follows: Early British Gothic, 1764-1820 (20 credits) and Victorian Gothic, 1820-1900 (20 credits). The core modules for the Spring semester are Twentieth-century British and American Gothic (20 credits) and Twenty-first-century Gothic (20 credits). In parallel with the core modules, students are required to take one optional module in each semester, each weighted at 20 credits. Part-time students take one optional module in each semester in the second year of study. In addition to allowing for the development of a range of subject-specific skills, these two optional modules are also designed to provide students with a rigorous training in research and employability skills. These modules vary depending on teaching staff, but in the past have included the following: American Gothic: An examination of the emergence and development of Gothic in 19th-century American fiction with particular attention to the ways in which these texts transform the optimistic narratives of the new American republic Gothic in Contemporary Film: An analysis of the ways in which Gothic tropes have been appropriated and reworked in a selection of contemporary films The Female Gothic: A study of selected contemporary texts as reworkings of the female Gothic tradition of Ann Radcliffe Transmutations of the Vampire: An investigation into the cultural significance of the vampire over the past 50 years The most significant piece of work on the course will be a dissertation of 15,000 words, written during the summer, on a subject of your choosing, in consultation with a member of English Studies. You may choose to develop work initiated on one of the modules you have studied. Those who do not embark on the dissertation may be awarded a Diploma. The work of the best students completing the course may be deemed worthy of an MLitt with Distinction. Delivery and assessment Two hours of seminars per module per week, plus individual consultations and supervisions with members of staff. Assessment is by means of a 4,000-word essay for each core module, and a variety of skills-based assessments (such as presentations; portfolios; blog-entries) for optional modules. All students complete a 15,000-word dissertation on a topic of their choice once optional and core modules have been completed. Strengths The MLitt in The Gothic Imagination at the University of Stirling is one of the few taught Master's degree courses worldwide that is devoted exclusively to the academic study of the dynamic, ever-expanding field of the Gothic. While aspects of the Gothic feature prominently on undergraduate and graduate university curricula across the globe, the MLitt in The Gothic Imagination at Stirling is unique in the advanced levels of specialisation and expertise with which it equips its graduates. Long acknowledged as a centre of excellence for the study of the Gothic aesthetic worldwide, the division of English Studies at Stirling has historically been the home of leading Gothic scholars for the last two decades; students on the course thus have the opportunity to work closely with some of the leading researchers in the field. As recruitment patterns reveal, the MLitt in The Gothic Imagination enjoys a strong international reputation, and Stirling in the past has been proud to welcome students from as far afield as Argentina, Canada, Greece, Mexico, India, Indonesia, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, South Africa, Spain, Sweden and the USA. With high levels of choice and flexibility built into it, the course structure allows students to develop their own critical interests, though always under the specialist guidance of recognised experts in the broad and exciting field of Gothic Studies. Employability With course-work assessed solely by means of independently devised, researched and executed essays, the MLitt in The Gothic Imagination equips students with a number of the skills and abilities that are prized and actively sought after by employers across the private and public sectors. These include the ability to process and reflect critically upon cultural forms; the ability to organise, present and express ideas clearly and logically; the ability to understand complex theoretical ideas; and the ability to undertake extended independent research. Previous graduates of the course have gone on to pursue successful careers in such fields as teaching, publishing, research, academia, advertising, journalism and the film industry. The 15,000-word dissertation that is submitted towards the end of the course allows students to devise, develop, support and defend their own academic ideas across an extended piece of written work; addition to the skills of independence, organisation and expression fostered by this exercise, the dissertation also provides an excellent point of entry into more advanced forms of postgraduate research, including the Doctoral degree. [-]

Master in Anglophone Literatures and Cultures

Charles University Faculty of Arts
Campus 2 years October 2017 Czech Republic Prague

We welcome motivated applicants with a BA degree in English or a related discipline, who have a strong foundation in the field, excellent written and spoken English and a proposed research project that fits within the fields of specialisation available within the Department. [+]

Best Part time Masters in Literature 2017. Language: Czech We welcome motivated applicants with a BA degree in English or a related discipline, who have a strong foundation in the field, excellent written and spoken English and a proposed research project that fits within the fields of specialisation available within the Department. The programme offers students a range of potential specialisations that is unique in Central Europe taught by scholars who actively participate in the academic community and publish in these areas. Generally, the special programmes include either an introduction to the theory, history and contemporary practice of specialised disciplines, or an overview of a broader, interdisciplinary area (e.g. Critical and Cultural Theory, British and Commonwealth Cultural Studies). All courses are assessed by means of credits compatible with the EU system (ECTS). Instruction takes the form of small group seminars that facilitate discussion, close reading of specific texts and individual attention from the instructor if needed. Applicants are advised to check the research interests of members of staff when preparing a draft thesis topic and to consult information on MA thesis requirements. Graduate Profile The purpose of the MA programme is to prepare students for professional careers in research, teaching or translation and to develop an intercultural perspective in English studies by bringing together gifted students from the Czech Republic and around the world. Many of our graduates have also gone on to work in the media, diplomacy and international agencies. Graduates of the MA programme have excellent written and spoken English, significant experience in creatively developing and researching the topic of their final thesis, and advanced knowledge of the critical and historical contexts of the study of Anglophone literatures and cultures. [-]

Master in Humanities: Literature & Contested Spaces (Research)

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Campus 2 years September 2017 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 of Letters in English Literature

University of Glasgow
Campus Part time 2 semesters August 2017 United Kingdom Glasgow

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. [+]

Best Part time Masters in Literature 2017. 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 in English Literature MLitt in English Literature: Fantasy MLitt in English Literature: Medieval and Early Modern Literature and Culture MLitt in English Literature: Modernities: Literature, Culture, Theory MLitt in English Literature: Victorian Literature  Each pathway will give you a different mix of core and optional courses. All students take our 20 credit core English Literature Research Training Course. You then take five more 20 credit courses, some of which may be compulsory for your chosen pathway, and one 60 credit dissertation. The structure for full-time students is as follows: Semester 1:  English Literature Research Training Course plus two 20 credit courses Semester 2:  Three 20 credit courses Summer:  Dissertation Part-time students take the English Literature Research Training Course and three 20 credit courses in their first year of study, and two 20 credit courses and the dissertation in their second year. Pathways English Literature Build your own English Literature postgraduate degree, drawing on the rich range of optional courses available from English Literature, the School of Critical Studies, and elsewhere in the College of Arts or even beyond. Core courses: English Literature Research Training  English Literature Dissertation Optional courses: Of the five further 20 credit courses you take, two must be from any of those offered within the English Literature MLitt programme. The remaining three 20 credit courses may be either from English Literature or, with the convenor’s permission, from elsewhere in the College of Arts and beyond, e.g. Celtic Studies, Classics, History of Art, the School of Education, etc. English Literature courses may include: The American Counterculture, 1945-75 American Fiction of the 1930s Creative Writing Fiction Workshop (cross-discipline) Decadence and The Modern Embodiments: Literature and Medicine, 1750-1900 Explaining Change: Science and Literary Culture 1830-1880 F Scott Fitzgerald, Edith Wharton and Dialogues of American Literary Modernism Fantasy c. 1780 to 1950 Fantasy 1950 to the present Fictions of Adultery From Medieval to Early Modern Genres and Canons Historic and Critical Approaches to Medieval and Early Modern English Literature The Mind of the Contemporary American Novel The Modern Everyday Modernist Sexualities Modernities 1: Literature, Culture and Theory 1880-1945 Modernities 2: Literature, Culture and Theory 1945 to the present Neo-Victorianism The Novel Now Proust in Theory Victorian Literary History Virginia Woolf Writes Modernity Writing Empire English Literature: Fantasy This programme is designed to give you an overview of fantasy literature in English from the era of revolutions at the end of the eighteenth century to the present. As well as charting the history of modern fantasy, including major children’s fiction where this had a significant impact on the development of adult fantasy literature, the course will introduce you to a range of contemporary critical and theoretical approaches to fantasy and the fantastic. Visiting speakers will be invited, which will give you the opportunity to meet contemporary writers, critics and publishers. There is a Fantasy Film Club and you will also be encouraged to participate reflectively in fantasy-related conventions, conferences and festivals, and to join us on field trips and other events. The Masters in Fantasy is a programme run by enthusiasts for enthusiasts, and we hope this will show. Core courses: Fantasy 1: c. 1780-1950 Fantasy 2: 1950 to the present English Literature Research Training Optional courses: You then take a further three 20 credit courses. These can be from: the options listed under the General English Literature pathway  elsewhere in the College of Arts and beyond (with the convenor's permission). E.g. Celtic Studies, Classics, History of Art, School of Education, and many more.   English literature: Medieval and Early Modern Literature and Culture The MLitt in Medieval and Early Modern English Literature and Culture offers students the opportunity to study one of the most vibrant and intellectually challenging periods of literary history. This is an interdisciplinary programme offering a mixture of compulsory and option courses; students may choose options across the range of postgraduate taught courses on offer across the University. You will work with a team of internationally renowned experts with an unparalleled range of medieval and early modern interests, and develop your research skills in manuscripts and print culture by working with the rich manuscript and printed collections held at Glasgow University, the Hunterian, and the Kelvin Hall.  You will also have the option to study a language (i.e. Old English or Latin).  Core courses: From Medieval to Early Modern Historic and Critical Approaches to Medieval and Early Modern English Literature English Literature Research Training Optional courses: You then take a further three 20 credit courses. These can be from: the options listed under the General English Literature pathway  elsewhere in the College of Arts and beyond (with the convenor's permission). E.g. Celtic Studies, Classics, History of Art, School of Education, and many more.  English Literature: Modernities This programme provides the opportunity for advanced study of literary modernism and the avant-garde, and postmodern and contemporary developments in culture and theory. You will investigate the key texts and concepts which shape our understanding of literature and culture across a period of radical change, through an examination of the aesthetic and cultural assumptions of different modern movements; and through an examination of issues in modern writing, particularly those relating to modernity (such as mass culture, revolution, war and empire) and post-modernity (such as simulation, spectacle, performativity and trauma). Throughout, you will study texts in relation to developments in other cultural practices, such as film, theatre and the visual arts. Core courses: Modernities 1: 1890-1945 Modernities 2: 1945 to the present English Literature Research Training Optional courses: You then take a further three 20 credit courses. These can be from: the options listed under the General English Literature pathway  elsewhere in the College of Arts and beyond (with the convenor's permission). E.g. Celtic Studies, Classics, History of Art, School of Education, and many more.  English Literature: Victorian Literature This programme is designed to give you a wide-ranging knowledge of Victorian literature and literary history, introducing you to the period or building on any previous experience of it you may have. You will study a great variety of Victorian writers, genres and forms, and will hone your skills in close reading, historical contextualisation, and use of critical and theoretical sources.  You will also have the opportunity to explore your particular interests in detail, working with staff who are specialists in many aspects of Victorian literature and culture. Glasgow has outstanding resources for the study of Victorian literature including our Special Collections and library. Glasgow is in many ways a Victorian city and you will be working amid some of the most important and beautiful Victorian architecture and landscapes in the UK.  The programme is designed to help you develop research, writing and professional skills which will be transferrable to doctoral study or employment. Previous graduates have gone on to pursue PhDs at Glasgow, Oxford, Cambridge, and other universities, and to careers in teaching, journalism, and consultancy, among other areas. Core courses: Genres and Canons Victorian Literary History English Literature Research Training Optional courses: You then take a further three 20 credit courses. These can be from: the options listed under the General English Literature pathway  elsewhere in the College of Arts and beyond (with the convenor's permission). E.g. Celtic Studies, Classics, History of Art, School of Education, and many more.  Dissertation The two semesters of coursework are followed by one term of supervised work towards a dissertation of up to 15,000 words which you will submit at the beginning of September. The topic normally arises out of the work of the previous two semesters, but the choice is very much open to the student’s own initiative. If you are on a named pathway, then your dissertation topic should fall within the scope of that pathway. If you are on the general pathway, you are welcome to choose a topic from anywhere in the field of English Literature. Your supervisor helps you to develop the proposal and plan the most appropriate reading and methodology. It is also possible to write a dissertation made up of creative writing with a critical component. Normally this possibility is only available to students who have taken the Creative Writing Fiction Workshop (cross-discipline) as one of their options. Entry requirements For entry in 2017 Entry requirements for postgraduate taught programmes are a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification (for example, GPA 3.0 or above) in a relevant subject unless otherwise specified. We also require: a sample of written work, about 3,000 words in length. This can be a previous piece of work from an undergraduate degree. The work should be written in English and the content does not have to cover a topic related to this specific programme. a short statement of around 500 words outlining your interest in this programme. two academic references. International students  with  academic  qualifications below those required should contact our partner institution, Glasgow International College, who offer a range of pre-Masters courses. English language requirements For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level. Career prospects Our MLitt programmes provide excellent preparation for PhD studies and an academic career. They also develop key skills sought by many employers, including: the ability to find, select and manage large quantities of information; confident and persuasive oral and written communication; and problem solving through creative and critical thinking. Past Glasgow MLitt graduates have gone on to pursue successful careers in writing, editing, publishing, teaching, the media, heritage and creative industries, and numerous other related professions. [-]

Master of Arts in English Language Studies

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Department of English
Campus Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 Hong Kong Kowloon

This programme aims to update students' knowledge of the systems and uses of English and how these relate to their work. It is recognised by the Education Bureau of the HKSAR Government for the Subject Knowledge Requirement for teachers. [+]

Aims - To update your knowledge of the systems and uses of English and how these relate to your work - To give you the chance to learn new concepts in English language studies and apply these to your work Benefits - Choice of Subjects: wide range of elective subjects to choose from - Mixed Mode of Learning: full-time and part-time study - Flexibility: students can exit at PgC, PgD or MA level - Professional Recognition: The MAELS meets EDB's Subject Knowledge Requirement (SKR) and also meets the Language Proficiency Requirement (LPR) provided that on graduation students meet the training requirement for language teachers Professional Recognition New and serving English language teachers who do not hold a degree in English, but who have completed the MAELS programme successfully, are regarded by the Education Bureau (EDB) as having a degree with a relevant language major. The MAELS meets the EDB's Subject Knowledge Requirement (SKR). It also meets the Language Proficiency Requirement (LPR) provided that on graduation students meet the training requirements for language teachers. Entrance Requirements A Bachelor’s degree in any subject or the equivalent, with preference given to applicants who majored in English or a Communications-related field. Applicants are expected to meet ONE of the following requirements: A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 96 or above for the Internet-based test, or 590 or above for the paper-based test; OR An International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of at least 7.0 for the listening and reading sections and at least 6.5 for the speaking and writing sections; OR A level of competence in English, as demonstrated by performance in the admission interview and written test set by the Department of English, which indicates that the applicant* is capable of studying successfully at the taught MA level. Notes: *This only applies to either native English speakers or non-native English applicants with a Bachelor's degree from a university using English as the medium of instruction (EMI). Non-native speakers or applicants without a Bachelor's degree from an EMI university still have to fulfil the University-wide minimum language requirements. Exceptional cases shall be considered on a case-by-case basis. Programme Structure - Full-time: 1 yr (2 semesters and 1 summer term) - Part-time: 2 yrs (4 semesters and 1 summer term) Programme Fee HK$3,200 per credit for local students HK$4,500 per credit for non-local students [-]

Master’s degree in Comparative Modern Culture ( taught in Italian )

University Of Bergamo
Campus October 2017 Italy Bergamo

OBJECTIVES: The acquisition of a full understanding of the history, philological study and criticism of Western art and literature; The comparative study of these traditions from a comparative point-of-view, paying attention to the contact and interconnections between the major Western European and American cultural traditions, from classical era to present day; ... [+]

Best Part time Masters in Literature 2017. OBJECTIVES The acquisition of a full understanding of the history, philological study and criticism of Western art and literature The comparative study of these traditions from a comparative point-of-view, paying attention to the contact and interconnections between the major Western European and American cultural traditions, from classical era to present day The synchronic and diachronic study of works that may be distant in time, space, culture and genre, using the theory and methodology of comparative studies. CAREER OPPORTUNITES The course aims to produce an adaptable professional, capable of teaching literature and of continuing literary and historical reserch and also of working in qualified posts requiring a thorough comparative understanding of the most important contemporary cultures (posts in the areas of publishing and communications, journalism, public relations, literary and specialist translation) or those requiring the knowledge of new communication theories and technologies (in the areas of archives, libraries, public arts administration, cultural centres and foundations and specialist cultural study unit, public and private, in Italy and abroad). CURRICULA Literature Literature, Fine and Visual Arts Philology, History and Education Philosophy ENROLMENT REQUISITES Recognition of 140 credits of 180 obtained during the undergraduate degree course. ADMISSION A Three-Year First level Degree or equivalent. ENTRY TESTS Individual interview. [-]