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Top 34 Masters Programs in Literature 2019

A Masters degree is an academic degree awarded to individuals who successfully denote a higher level of expertise. There are two main types of Masters - taught and research.

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.

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Trinity College Dublin

The new M. Phil in Medieval Studies offers students a broad overview of the Middle Ages through Trinity’s excellent collection of medieval manuscripts, at the same time a ... [+]

The new M. Phil in Medieval Studies offers students a broad overview of the Middle Ages through Trinity’s excellent collection of medieval manuscripts, at the same time as allowing students to specialise in one of three areas: History, Language and Literature or Culture and Civilisation.

History

The new M.Phil in Medieval Studies has a common set of entry criteria and leads to a Master's degree in Medieval Studies one of three specialisms: History, Language and Literature, and Culture and Civilisation.

In the first semester, students gain a good grounding in the sources that underpin the study of the Middle Ages and begin to explore Trinity’s holdings of medieval books and documents. They also learn, refresh or advance their knowledge of Latin and choose one option module. In the second semester, they continue to develop their expertise in handling medieval sources, receive in-depth training in palaeography, and choose one further module from the wide range of options offered each year. In the final semester, students write their dissertation on a topic of their choice, with expert supervision.... [-]

Ireland Dublin
September 2019
Full time
Part time
1 - 2 
Campus
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University of 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 re ... [+]

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.... [-]

United Kingdom Glasgow
August 2019
Full time
Part time
Campus
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Novosibirsk State University

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 ... [+]

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).... [-]

Russia Novosibirsk
September 2019
Full time
Campus
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UIT The Arctic University of Norway

The Master's Programme in English Literature provides a comprehensive study of literature from across the Anglophone world. Courses highlight how literature shapes and is ... [+]

The Master's Programme in English Literature provides a comprehensive study of literature from across the Anglophone world. Courses highlight how literature shapes and is shaped by history, its relevance for contemporary issues such as climate change and conflict resolution, and its ability to challenge and refine a reader´s ways of thinking. Building on a diversity of critical approaches, the program helps students refine their abilities to think analytically and creatively.

Programme description

The master's programme in English literature gives students the opportunity to study a broad range of literary and cultural texts in English while specializing in an area of their choice under the leadership of a researcher in that field. The English section can offer supervision in English, Irish, American and post-colonial literature, and is particularly strong in the areas of romanticism, modernism, and contemporary literature.... [-]

Norway Tromsø
September 2019
Full time
Part time
Campus
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University of 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).... [-]

Netherlands Groningen
September 2019
Full time
24 
Campus
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Ca' Foscari University of Venice

This course provides skills to advance you in the field of languages, literature, and culture in European and American postcolonial countries, and is divided into differe ... [+]

This Master's 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.

Languages available:Albanian, Anglo-American, Czech, English, French, German, modern Greek, Polish, Portuguese and Brazilian, Romenian, Russian, Serbo-Croatian, Spanish.

Curricula available:

Literatures and Cultures. The sub-curricula available are: American Studies; English Studies; French Studies; German Studies; Iberian Studies; Slavic and Balkan Studies. English and American Literary and Cultural Studies. The sub-curricula available are: Literary Studies; Cultural Studies (Joint degree). Estudios Ibéricos e Iberoamericanos (Double degree). Master européen en Etudes Françaises et Francophones (Double degree). ... [-]
Italy Venice
October 2019
Full time
Campus
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Masaryk University Faculty of Arts

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 focu ... [+]

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... [-]

Czech Republic Brno
September 2019
Full time
Campus
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University of Verona

The Master’s Degree in Comparative European and Non-European Languages and Literatures (LM 37) enables students to acquire an in-depth knowledge of two languages – to be ... [+]

OVERVIEW

The Master’s Degree in Comparative European and Non-European Languages and Literatures (LM 37) aims to provide students with a high level of academic education - primarily from a comparative perspective - in the languages and literatures of French, English, Russian, Spanish and German. Moreover, students will have the opportunity to focus on the extra-European variants of these languages and cultures (in the Euro-Mediterranean, Euro-American, and postcolonial areas). The programme is therefore meant to be open to the world, offering an international perspective on education, research, and cultural entrepreneurship.

In this view, starting from the academic year 2017/2018 the programme has considerably enhanced its international profile by providing all teaching in English, except for the specific language and literary modules taught in the relevant languages. Given its international nature, this programme is particularly suitable for non-Italian speaking students. In addition to specific foreign languages and literatures modules, this programme also focuses on various humanistic areas, such as philology, linguistics, literature, and comparative studies.... [-]

Italy Verona
October 2019
Full time
Campus
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University of St Andrews

The MLitt in German and Comparative Literature offers a unique opportunity to gain a comparative perspective on German literature through a joint qualification from the U ... [+]

The MLitt in German and Comparative Literature offers a unique opportunity to gain a comparative perspective on German literature through a joint qualification from the University of St Andrews (MLitt) and the University of Bonn in Germany (MA).

The MLitt in German and Comparative Literature is a two-year taught programme run jointly by the School of Modern Languages at St Andrews and the University of Bonn. The programme will deepen your knowledge of the latest thinking in literary and comparative studies and give you the research, communication and writing skills needed to embark on a PhD or top-level graduate career.

Highlights Students become truly bilingual and intercultural by studying at two world-renowned and historic universities. The programme is taught by a group of internationally renowned experts in all major areas of German and comparative studies from the Middle Ages to the 21st century. Students spend their first year in Germany and the second year in Scotland. Teaching format ... [-]
United Kingdom Saint Andrews
September 2019
Full time
Campus
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William Paterson University of New Jersey

William Paterson University’s College of Education offers the M. Ed. in Literacy program, which is accredited by the International Reading Association (IRA). The pr ... [+]

Master of Education in Literacy (MEd)

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

USA Wayne
September 2019
Part time
Online
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University of Bologna

The CLE Master Course seeks to provide a high-quality preparation reflecting the multicultural aspects of Europe. The CLE Master Course is a two-year full-time academic p ... [+]

The CLE Master Course seeks to provide a high-quality preparation reflecting the multicultural aspects of Europe. The CLE Master Course is a two-year full-time academic program (120 ECTS) and is taken in 2 or 3 out of 8 prestigious EU and NON-EU universities that participate in the Consortium.

The Home University is the university where you start the programme and complete the first year of study, while the Mobility University is the university where you complete the compulsory mobility semesters in the second year of study.

When applying to the ERASMUS MUNDUS CLE, you can choose a combination of two or three of the eight universities (please see “Mobility combinations” and the "Admission criteria" on the CLE website).... [-]

Italy Bologna India Dakar Portugal Lisbon Russia Moscow France Mulhouse Mumbai Germany Strasburg  + 9 More
September 2019
Full time
Campus
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University of Cagliari

Graduates in Philology and classical and modern literature may write to the intellectual and scientific professions highly specialized (eg .: teachers, philologists, ling ... [+]

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. ... [-]

Italy Cagliari
October 2019
Full time
Campus
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University Of 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 lea ... [+]

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 ... [-]
Italy Bergamo
October 2019
Full time
Campus
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University of Stirling

With debate continuing over Scotland’s political status, this Masters degree in Scottish Literature examines the role of literature in shaping the image and reality of th ... [+]

Overview

With debate continuing over Scotland’s political status, this Masters degree in Scottish Literature examines the role of literature in shaping the image and reality of the nation. You’ll learn to view Scottish writing, from a perspective shaped by critical theory, as well as traditional literary history.

Ranging across four centuries of the Scottish literary imagination, this course explores key figures, texts and debates from the period of Regal Union (1603) to the present – often placing literary writing at the heart of cultural and political debate.

You’ll look at a full range of writers, texts and debates from the early modern period to the present – including the works of Robert Burns, Walter Scott and James Hogg, right through to contemporary authors such as James Kelman, Janice Galloway and Kathleen Jamie. We’ll also explore the work of Robert Louis Stevenson, Nan Shepherd, Muriel Spark and too many others to mention.... [-]

United Kingdom Stirling
September 2019
Full time
Part time
12 - 27 
Campus
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SOAS University of London

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

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.... [-]

United Kingdom London Singapore
September 2019
Full time
Part time
Campus
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