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Best 45 MA Degrees in Literature 2019

A Master of Arts or MA is a graduate degree typically earned after a program of study of the fine arts, humanities, social sciences or other, similar concentrations. These programs tend to last one to two years.

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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Bar-Ilan University

The two-year program, housed in the Department of English Literature and Linguistics at Bar-Ilan University, offers an MA in English Literature with specializations in Li ... [+]

The Shaindy Rudoff Graduate Program in Creative Writing is a magnet for English-speaking Israelis, as well as Jews and non-Jews from around the world. The two-year program, housed in the Department of English Literature and Linguistics at Bar-Ilan University, offers an MA in English Literature with specializations in Literary Fiction, Poetry or Creative Nonfiction.

Located on the outskirts of Tel Aviv and only an hour's bus ride from Jerusalem, Bar-Ilan University enjoys a diverse student body.

Students in the Program range in age from 21-71 and come from all over the world. Though the Program explores the long tradition between Judaism and writing, there are no agendas, only the pursuit of good writing. Our students and visiting writers often experience their time in the Program as a life-changing period.... [-]

Israel Ramat Gan
October 2019
English
Full-time
2 years
Campus
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Goldsmiths, University of London

This exciting new programme is ideal if you have an interest in the academic study of children’s literature, or work in education (e.g. as a teacher or librarian), publis ... [+]

This exciting new programme is ideal if you have an interest in the academic study of children’s literature, or work in education (e.g. as a teacher or librarian), publishing or children's media. It's also aimed at authors who want to create texts for children.

Award-winning author Michael Rosen is just one of the leading teaching staff on this programme, which is taught mainly in the Department of Educational Studies at Goldsmiths, although those pursuing the Creative Writing pathway will also study modules in the Department of English and Comparative Literature.

From classic works to contemporary texts

You will deepen your familiarity with the range and diversity of genres for children from ‘classic’ works to contemporary texts and develop detailed knowledge and critical understanding of issues and debates in the field. Studying children’s literature at Goldsmiths will also involve examining how texts for children reflect contested constructions of childhood.... [-]

United Kingdom London
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English
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
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Northeastern Illinois University

This graduate program in English is designed to provide advanced study in Composition Studies. It provides for personal and professional advancement, particularly in teac ... [+]

This graduate program in English is designed to provide advanced study in Composition Studies. It provides for personal and professional advancement, particularly in teaching, research, writing, journalism, publishing and editorial work. The program also prepares students for studies at the Ph.D. level.

Two Major Options:

Concentration in Composition, MA Concentration in Literature, MA

Courses in this program will help students achieve substantial preparation in a variety of areas, including writing theories, writing pedagogies, alternative literacies and the relationship between composition and literature. It will be up to each student to determine his or her personal and professional needs and, with the graduate advisor, to create a program that will address both program requirements and individual needs.... [-]

USA Avondale
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English
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 4 years
Campus
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University of Lincoln

This Master’s programme is informed by the thriving 21st Century research community at the University of Lincoln. ... [+]

The Course

This Master’s programme is informed by the thriving 21st Century research community at the University of Lincoln.

MA 21st Century Literature provides you with the opportunity to develop a critical understanding of current developments in literature by sampling a diverse variety of postmillennial texts. You will have the opportunity to develop a thorough knowledge of literary genres and advance your research, communication and writing skills.

You can also benefit from engagement with the University’s 21st Century Research Group, which includes strengths in Gothic literature, women’s writing, ecocriticism, American fiction, and utopian literature, and the School’s close relationship with the British Association for Contemporary Literary Studies (BACLS).... [-]

United Kingdom Boston
August 2019
English
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
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USI Università della Svizzera italiana

The Master's course proposed by the Institute of Italian Studies presents a peculiarity that is totally unique with respect to the educational offer of the other Universi ... [+]

The Master's program proposed by the Institute of Italian Studies gathers around a strong idea of training that aims not only to prepare students for a professional future, but also to allow the acquisition of a mature cultural identity, really necessary today , in a moment in which we find ourselves exposed on the one hand to homologation and on the other to a sterile solipsism. The study of literature, integrated in the context of a civilization that also dialogues with its artistic and musical components, has all the characteristics to carry out this formative process in its entirety, precisely because it is based on a communicative medium, the word, which allows, in a much more meaningful way than the visual language, a real experience.... [-]

Switzerland Lugano
September 2020
Italian
Full-time
4 semesters
Campus
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Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU)

Proceeding from a solid foundation in literary history and theory, Mainz University’s master’s program in English Literature and Culture offers the perfect mixture of cor ... [+]

Proceeding from a solid foundation in literary history and theory, Mainz University’s master’s program in English Literature and Culture offers the perfect mixture of core modules on mainstream literary topics and ample opportunity for students to develop and follow their own interests. It builds upon the BA program in English Literature and Culture at Mainz University but also welcomes applicants from English Literature programs elsewhere in Germany, Europe, and other parts of the world.

Engaging with the United Kingdom, the Commonwealth and other anglophone territories throughout the world, the discipline of English Literature and Culture sees its primary remit in fostering among its students an understanding of the inner workings of literary texts and of the contexts in which they appear. To that end, students are expected to have foundational training in the subject of English Literature encompassing the study of literary modes and genres, literary history, and literary as well as cultural theories before embarking on this course of studies. On that basis, the MA in English Literature and Culture will help them develop an interest in less traditional fields such as popular culture, media studies, and empirical aesthetics, all supported by a variety of theoretical approaches. The program’s core curriculum guarantees structured progress and development while the vast number of electives allows students to determine their own specializations. The final thesis, written under the supervision of one of our internationally experienced professors, provides evidence of our students’ development into independent researchers at the end of the two-year course.... [-]

Germany Mainz
October 2019
English
Full-time
2 years
Campus
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Mary Immaculate College

The English Department in Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick, has offered a highly-successful and popular one-year taught M.A. degree. ... [+]

M.A. in Modern English Literature

The English Department in Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick, has offered a highly-successful and popular one-year taught M.A. degree programme in Modern English Literature since September 2002. It is designed for full-time students and we normally accept ten students each year. and the cap on numbers ensures close personal tuition. Part-time students may also be admitted but in their case completion of the programme will take two years.

AIMS OF THE PROGRAMME

To widen and deepen student's knowledge and appreciation of English literature and contemporary critical theory To familiarise students with traditional and modern technological sources for research in English literature To equip students with the knowledge and skills required for doctoral studies To enhance students' career opportunities ... [-]
Ireland Limerick
September 2019
English
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
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University of Antwerp

“English” on the Master's level at the University of Antwerp amounts to a set of research-oriented courses in linguistics and literature that aims to provide the successf ... [+]

The M.A. in Linguistics and Literature: English offers a range of courses to choose from in the fields of both linguistics and literary studies. There is only one compulsory element - you must take at least one linguistics course and one literature course. The master thesis constitutes an important part of the degree and is worth 18 of the 60 ECTS credits. Literature topics include the American historical novel after 1950, the construction of age, and the work of Samuel Beckett. Linguistics courses include pragmatics, negation, and curriculum and syllabus design.

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Belgium Antwerp
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Full-time
1 year
Campus
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Mercy College

Expand your horizons with a master's in English Literature A leading online literary program, Mercy's is one of the first masters in English literature to be offered full ... [+]

Will you pen the next great American novel? Or write a critically-acclaimed study of Danticat, Dante, or Hemingway? Or become a dedicated professor who inspires the next generation of college students?

Mercy College’s Master of Arts (MA) in English Literature program provides a strong foundation for students interested in these and other pursuits. Some of our MA graduates have gone on to Ph.D. programs, have continued into college teaching positions, or have gone on to earn advanced creative writing degrees. Numerous English teachers have earned the MA or graduate content credits through our program for purposes of (re)licensing, promotion, or simply to increase knowledge of their field.... [-]

USA Yorktown Heights USA Online
September 2019
English
Full-time
Part-time
2.5 - 6 years
Online
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Bath Spa University

The MA Crime and Gothic Fictions will introduce you to the advanced study of two popular genres that have entertained and informed culture from the nineteenth century to ... [+]

Study two distinctive genres in this unique and specialist postgraduate course.

The only UK MA programme to integrate the study of both crime fiction and Gothic.

Interdisciplinary and international in its approach to both genres.

Led by tutors with established international reputations in their respective fields.

The MA Crime and Gothic Fictions will introduce you to the advanced study of two popular genres that have entertained and informed culture from the nineteenth century to the present day.

The programme is deliberately international and interdisciplinary. You’ll study an imaginative choice of texts from Britain, Europe and the Americas, as well as investigating cutting-edge research and relevant theory.... [-]

United Kingdom Bath
August 2019
English
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
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Utrecht University

This Research Master’s program offers you an excellent balance between linguistic variety and general theoretical perspectives on the nature of literature, its past and i ... [+]

LITERATURE IN A GLOBALISED WORLD

In this program, we approach literature as a cultural medium from a comparative, theoretical perspective. How do different cultures and societies think about the present, remember the past, and imagine the future in and through literature? And how has literature itself been understood and theorized across historical periods and geographical boundaries? In this program, you will have the opportunity to explore these and related questions. At Utrecht, we focus on modern and contemporary literature from different language areas. What sets the Utrecht program apart is a strong focus on literary and cultural history and memory, literary theory and criticism, and world literature.... [-]

Netherlands Utrecht
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English
Full-time
2 years
Campus
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Leiden University

The Leiden University Master's in Literary Studies offers separate one-year programmes in English, French, German and Italian literature and culture, as well as Literatur ... [+]

The Leiden University Master's in Literary Studies offers separate one-year programmes in English, French, German and Italian literature and culture, as well as Literature in Society. This master's is an excellent way of deepening and broadening your knowledge of the literature and culture of your specialisation, thus becoming a true specialist.

Customise your degree

All courses are taught in the language of your specialisation. The Master's programmes in English, French, German and Italian literature cover the entire range of these literatures, from medieval to early modern, modern and contemporary.

You will benefit from courses given by experts in terms of the period (middle ages, early modern, modern, post-modern and post-colonial) but also in terms of rhetoric, semiotics, intermediality, inter-cultural history and other approaches current in Literary Studies.... [-]

Netherlands Leiden The Hague
February 2020
English
Full-time
Part-time
1 year
Campus
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Radboud University

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 t ... [+]

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 is 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 Humanities 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 ... [-]
Netherlands Nijmegen
September 2019
English
Full-time
2 years
Campus
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Lund University

This is a newly launched Master’s programme in the interdisciplinary field of human rights, with a profile within the humanities. The programme combines historical, philo ... [+]

This is a newly launched Master’s programme in the interdisciplinary field of human rights, with a profile within the humanities. The programme combines historical, philosophical, political and legal perspectives on the complex phenomenon that human rights represent in our world. The teaching faculty reflects the academic width of the master’s programme. We are committed to the view that human rights need to be regarded and studied not only as ethical principles or ground for law and policy but also as part of the infrastructure of a democratic society. Students have the opportunity to complete an internship as part of their studies. The programme is offered by the Human Rights Studies division at the Department of History, which is also home to the only PhD programme in interdisciplinary human rights studies in Sweden.... [-]

Sweden Lund
September 2019
English
Full-time
2 years
Campus
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University of Groningen

Are you interested in the study of literature? This Master's programme offers three tracks: Writing Editing and Mediating, English Literature and Culture, and European Li ... [+]

Are you interested in the study of literature? Investigate our tracks to see the courses we offer.

The one-year Master's degree in Literary Studies offers three tracks:

In the track in European Literatures and Cultures, you study the arts and literature of Europe. You will explore subjects such as the impact of globalization on European literature; and the shifting of worldviews within European art. You will focus on the language and culture you studied as a Bachelor's student.

The track in English Literature and Culture explores English literary classics and new works of English literature in their cultural context. As a student of this programme, you can draw from the full historical and geographical sweep of literature in the English language.... [-]

Netherlands Groningen
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English
Full-time
12 months
Campus
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