Master programs and postgraduate courses in literature are aimed mainly at graduates with humanistic bachelor's or master's degree, from faculties such as literature, philosophy, foreign languages and literature. They are specialization programs for boys and girls interested in culture, history, works and literary productions. The students of these courses of specialization in literature aspire to a career that will make them men and women experts in writings related to a science, art or discipline rather than literary critics, writers, authors of books and monographs on very specific topics. In some cases there are also career paths related to journalism declined in literature.
Graduates of the master's degree in literature often play the role of teachers and lectures at universities and public or private schools but there are those who choose to become linguistic mediators or translators.
This programme offers you the opportunity to engage with American, British, Irish, and world Anglophone literary cultures. The pathway brings together a variety of genres and critical approaches to contemporary literature.
The MA English: Early Modern Studies pathway gives you the opportunity to explore the vibrant culture that existed in Europe between 1300 and 1700. A unique feature of this pathway is that it provides the chance for you to explore the Medieval and Early Modern periods.
The MA English Studies: English Literature pathway mixes structure and flexibility. It combines a specially-designed core module with the opportunity to select further options from across the whole range of MA modules on offer in the Department of English.
The MA in Theatre and Performance is an innovative programme that is committed to socially-engaged and critically inventive exploration into theatre and performance.
Our MA English Literature: Eighteenth-Century Literature and Romanticism pathway takes a truly interdisciplinary approach, and explores the history of genres, philosophy, politics, history, and visual culture, amongst other topics.
This MA programme builds on our thriving undergraduate programme in Comparative Literature. This field, sometimes also understood as comparative cultural studies, has since its beginnings, recognised the realities of cultural movement and of exchange and dialogue.
It allows you to form a critical perspective on Shakespeare as a global cultural phenomenon from Elizabethan England to the 21st century. You will examine the afterlife of his plays as they have been read, performed and translated not only linguistically but in cultural contexts and new media.
This course gives you the chance to study English literature in a modern university environment, while taking advantage of the wealth of resources offered by London’s rich cultural life.
Our MA English Studies: Writing in the Modern Age pathway explores 20th and 21st century literature and culture. Its core module, ‘Modernism and After’, tracks the central debates that run through modern writing and criticism
The opportunity to move from the familiar Euro-American literary canons into the fresh but less well known worlds of African and Asian literature is what attracts most students to this popular MA.
The MA Buddhist Studies suits students with different academic backgrounds, from those interested in broadening their knowledge of Buddhism as a whole or of specific traditions to those intending to embark on language-based research or fieldwork among Buddhist communities.
This programme covers both pre-modern and modern literatures of Japan. It includes the study of literary works written in the original languages, as well as an introduction to literary theory.
This programme enables students to engage critically with the varied aspects of Chinese literature. This new degree covers both pre-modern and modern literatures of China. It includes the study of literary works written in the original languages, as well as an introduction to literary theory.
The MA provides advanced training in the field of Language Pedagogy with a specialization in Chinese, Japanese, Korean or Tibetan.
The Master "Digital Strategies Management for Cultural Heritage" offers managerial education to graduates and young professionals in the fields of Humanities, Art History, Classical Studies and Architecture. The course aims at building the professional profile of the cultural manager.
The programme suits anyone interested in the literary cultures of Korea, as well as students of literature with no prior knowledge of Korean literature who are looking for new areas of inquiry.
Modern linguistics is the scientific study of all aspects of the world’s languages from their sound systems and grammatical structure through to the interaction of language with culture, the study of meaning in language, and the use of language in modern technology.
MA in Philosophy gives a systematic overview of the field of philosophy, theoretical developments, concepts and methods of philosophical research.
Students who complete the MA in the Anthropology of Tourism, Travel, and Pilgrimage develop a wide range of transferable skills, including research, analysis, and oral and written communication.
This new taught-Masters degree offers a deep insight into the Arab world through its literatures. It is an advanced programme designed for students with a good first degree in Arabic or with a good university degree who also know Arabic.