Masters in Humanities

Literature

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Literature is an art or artistic creation that uses means of expression through language. Language and literature are expression tools that offer insight into the elements that form a culture, the particular characteristics of a society or social group in terms of spirituality, intellect, emotion and physical environment. The literature discipline explores the interrelations of literature with other kinds of cultural objects, such as films, digital media and the visual arts.

Disciplines similar to literature are history, languages and philosophy. Main subjects of courses in literature include: cultural and literature, topics in literary research, reading fiction, poetry, modern drama, classical literature, women's literature.

Apart from advanced knowledge of literary studies, students will expand their creativity and communication skills. The study of literature provides general knowledge in many fields of interest, enabling analytical thinking of students and developing their ability to make solid arguments on any given subject. Literature graduates will become critical readers and writers and will gain academic skills to conduct original research in the field of literary studies.

Graduates can find jobs in a variety of fields working as: editors, teachers, writers, book reviewers / journalists, historians and researchers.

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Suggested Masters in Literature

M.Phil. English Literature

The English Literature programme offered by the University of Portsmouth enables you to display your work at international conferences, to publish your findings in scholarly journals, and helps you to build important connections with UK and international academic networks.

United Kingdom
Master English Language and Literature

This English Language and Literature degree programme offered at Masaryk University 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. 

Czech Republic