Masters in Language, Literature and Cultural Studies

The discipline of Language, Literature and Cultural Studies is concerned with the relation and interaction between Language and Literature in a certain Cultural environment.

Language studies or linguistics is a science that tackles language from the perspective of structure, form, meaning and context, while literature is the art of the written composition, divided in poetry, prose and theatre. The complex discipline of Language, Literature and Cultural Studies aims at enabling the student to build a deep understanding of a culture based on the language and literature of that culture. Language and literature are both a very powerful expression tools and they offer insight into the building elements of a culture, the particular characteristics of a society or social group in terms of spirituality, intellect, emotion and physical environment. These two forms of expression are some of the strongest transmission channels of the cultural heritage of a society and researching those helps understand the drivers and mechanisms of the culture in question.

This fascinating discipline helps to understand and value the cultural diversity of the human society that is becoming more and more globalized and detached to specific culture. Being aware of the different cultural backgrounds of the members of our cross-cultural environment helps not only preserve the valuable artefacts and manifestations of that culture, but also to better communicate and cooperate in our day to day activity.

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Modern History Modern History
  • Sep 2015
  • EEA £ 5,250 per year
  • Non-EEA £ 12,890 per year
  • 12 months

The MA in Modern History focuses on the period c1500-2000, and draws on the considerable range of expertise within the School to offer a broad selection of modules, allowing you to tailor your programme to your interests.

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Dickens and Victorian Culture Dickens and Victorian Culture
  • Sep 2015
  • EEA £ 5,250 per year
  • Non-EEA £ 12,890 per year
  • 12 months

As the only named Masterís programme within the UK devoted to Charles Dickens, this programme studies the author in a place that perhaps offers more Dickensian associations than anywhere else in the world.

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Creative Writing Creative Writing
  • Oct 2015
  • EEA £ 5,400 per year
  • Non-EEA £ 13,500 per year
  • 12 months

The Creative Writing MA course at Southampton is a lively and dynamic programme, allowing students to focus in four exciting areas of contemporary writing: international fiction, scriptwriting, poetry, and writing for children and young people.

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Cultural and Arts Management Cultural and Arts Management
  • Jan 2016
  • Sep 2015
  • EEA £ 5,700 per year
  • Non-EEA £ 10,800 per year
  • 12 months

MA Cultural and Arts Management is particularly relevant to students who already work in the creative industries and are interested in professional development or those who seek a career in that sector, be it on a freelance basis, to work for small cultural operators like an arts venue or to work in large organisations such as the Arts Council.

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Critical Theory Critical Theory
  • Sep 2015
  • EEA £ 5,250 per year
  • Non-EEA £ 12,890 per year
  • 12 months

The School of English has a strong international reputation and global perspective, apparent both in the background of its staff and in the diversity of our teaching and research interests.

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Modern Literary Cultures Modern Literary Cultures
  • Sep 2015
  • EEA £ 5,750 per year
  • Non-EEA £ 12,000 per year
  • 12 months

This programme is intended to look at the representation of particular cultural issues across a range of texts. You will be asked to consider the representation of a particular topic or concept in a range of texts across time and to ask how these representations respond to each other and to the changing political and social circumstances for the text.

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Creative Writing (Distance Learning) Creative Writing (Distance Learning)
  • Sep 2015
  • EEA £ 3,500 per year
  • Non-EEA £ 3,500 per year
  • 12 months

Our MA Creative Writing (Distance Learning) is an exciting, supportive and no-residency online course that offers you the opportunity to develop your writing practice at the times that work for you, wherever you are in the world.

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Comparative Literature (Paris) Comparative Literature (Paris)
  • Sep 2015
  • EEA £ 7,250 per year
  • Non-EEA £ 12,900 per year
  • 12 months

The Comparative Literature (Paris) MA offers the postgraduate study of literature beyond national and linguistic borders, enabling you to spend one term in Canterbury and one term in Paris.

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Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
  • Sep 2015
  • EEA £ 5,750 per year
  • Non-EEA £ 12,000 per year
  • 12 months

The MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) at the University of Hertfordshire is a one year programme for graduates in English, with little or no teaching experience who want an initial preparation course in English Language Teaching at post-graduate level.

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Creative Writing (Paris) Creative Writing (Paris)
  • Sep 2015
  • EEA £ 7,250 per year
  • Non-EEA £ 12,900 per year
  • 12 months

This is an innovative and interdisciplinary MA programme, combining taught modules and a dissertation, which allows you to share your year between Canterbury and Paris.

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Creative Writing Creative Writing
  • Sep 2015
  • EEA £ 5,750 per year
  • Non-EEA £ 12,000 per year
  • 12 months

The MA in Creative Writing offers a range of distinct creative practices and theoretical approaches. It aims to develop professional skills in the area of Creative Writing by giving students the opportunity to implement their creative practice more broadly in professional settings.

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English Language and Creative Writing English Language and Creative Writing
  • Jan 2016
  • Sep 2015
  • EEA £ 5,000 per year
  • Non-EEA £ 11,500 per year
  • 12 months

The English Language and Creative Writing MA allows you to explore the interconnections between your knowledge of how language is used and produced, and your literary compositions. It will provide you with a thorough understanding of the linguistic features of English from a wide range of perspectives (theoretical and applied, synchronic and diachronic), as well as leading you to explore the writing process across genres and to take the city of London as one of your main sources of inspiration.

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