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.
MA History concentrates on different geographical scales of history, including local and global perspectives.
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.
As the only named Master’s 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.
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.
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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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.
This MA offers an intellectually dynamic introduction to one of the most exciting eras in literary history.
MA Literature is our flagship course. Two of your five modules are compulsory: The Novel acts as a good grounding to the study of literature at MA level and as a focal point for all our students on this course, while Research Methods in Literary and Cultural Analysis offers essential training in the skills and methodology necessary to succeed at this, and higher, levels of graduate research.
The Masters programme in Applied Linguistics: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) at York St John University gives you the opportunity to reflect on the similarities between your experience of learning and/or teaching English and the work of other applied linguists, including: translators and interpreters, speech and language therapists, dictionary writers, literacy teachers, language planners and forensic linguists.
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.
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.