If you love literature, this is the ideal course of study for you. Besides reading a large number of exciting novels, short stories, plays, poems, essays and letters, you will have the chance to watch and analyze a variety of films, and even see some wonderful performances on stage.
English Literatures and Literary Theory degree offered by the University of Freiburg exposes students to a wide range of British and American texts of all genres and from all periods. In order to ensure complete coverage of the full range of literature in the English language, early British literature (pre-1800) receives special attention.
Besides immersion in literatures from different countries, centuries and genres, the program also focuses on introducing students to different literary theories and their application in literary research. An understanding of the various theoretical approaches is necessary when preparing to write a major research project like an M.A. or Ph.D. thesis. The professors in the English Department specialize in areas as diverse as cultural studies, postcolonial literary theory, narratology, feminism, ethnic studies, law and literature, and ethical approaches to literature.
Students graduating from this master’s program have a number of career options. Besides continuing with an academic career and doing a Ph.D., they are qualified to engage in all kinds of work in the cultural and creative industries (conference and exhibition planning, journalism and broadcasting, editing and publishing, theatrical performance or production, etc.). This program will foster your creativity and love of the arts, ensuring you’ll have no problem finding a niche for your interests out in the world.
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- Foundations of Literary Criticism and Theories
- English Literatures
- Core Texts
- Research Techniques and Practical Experience
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- A completed application form
- A certified copy of your undergraduate diploma
- A certified copy of your transcript of records outlining the contents of your undergraduate degree
- Proof of successful completion of an English language examination
- Two letters of recommendation from academic teaching staff
- A statement of intent (two to three pages, in English), in which the applicant states his or her reasons for seeking acceptance to the MA program
- A 2,500 word essay written in English on the subject of the applicant’s choice, which relates to one of the English Literatures and Literary Theory modules. It can be an excerpt from a finished research project
- A chronological CV (résumé)
International3000 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 1500 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
EU/EEAFreeTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 0 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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