M.A. Literature - Culture - Media, Russian Literature

Lund University

Application deadline: January 15, 2013
Tuition fee:
  • Free (EEA)
  • € 11,000 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: September  2014
Credits: 120 ECTS
Duration full-time: 24 months
Languages:
  • English
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Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time

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Programme overview

* Master's Programme, 2 Years, Full time
* Code: LU-18641
* 120 credits
* Lund Campus
* Study period: 03 Sep 2012 06 Jun 2014

The aim of the programme is to strengthen students historical knowledge and theoretical understanding of relations between literature, culture and modern media. The student can choose to specialise in English, French, Spanish, Russian or a General/Scandinavian option. There are theoretical courses, discussing aesthetic and cultural topics of a general nature, as well as courses focused on specific literary genres, themes or historical periods. Critical attention is also given to the many forms in which literature enters the media and the public arena in contemporary society. The final examination takes the form of a Master´s thesis.

Special features of the programme:

* Courses are taught by distinguished professors, many of them internationally renowned.
* Students from all over the world contribute to a stimulating atmosphere in our classes.
* The Centre for Languages and Literature provides an invigorating intellectual and social environment for the programme.

Career prospects

The programme serves as preparation either for further academic studies (PhD) or for a professional career in the field of literature, culture and media.

Contents

Programme structure
Term 1.

1. Compulsory course in Theory of Science and Methodology of Research in the Humanities at post-graduate level. The course is taught in English and offered in conjunction with the Department of Philosophy (10 weeks, 15 ECTS-credits).

a) Theory of Science (5 ECTS-credits)
b) Theories and Methods in the Humanities (10 ECTS-credits)

2. Advanced courses within the individual subjects, offered by the various divisions at the Centre for Languages and Literature and taught in their respective languages. Students choose one of the following:

a) Literature and Media in the Public Sphere (15 ECTS-credits)
b) English Literature from the Renaissance to Modern Times (15 ECTS-credits)
c) French Literature in a Global Context (15 ECTS-credits)
d) Latin American Literature in the Twentieth Century (15 ECTS-credits)
e) Russian Literature from the Eighteenth to the Twentieth Century (15 ECTS-credits)

Term 2.

3. Compulsory thematic course in Literature and Intercultural Understanding offered by the Centre for Languages and Literature and taught in English (15 ECTS-credits). The course is divided into two parts:

a) World Literature (7,5 ECTS-credits)
b) Translation, Interpretation and Transformation (7,5 ECTS-credits)

4. Either of two options:

a) Individual choice of course at post-graduate or under-graduate level offered by the various divisions at the Centre for Languages and Literature and taught in their respective languages. Students are particularly encouraged to broaden their scope and study compatible courses abroad or at other Swedish universities. Examples of courses offered by the Centre for Languages and Literature:

The Modern Breakthrough in Scandinavian LiteratureThe Mid-Victorian NovelConfronting Soviet Culture

b) For students who leave the programme after one year: A short thesis (approx. 13.000 words).

Term 3.

5. Compulsory course in Literary Theory offered by the Centre for Languages and Literature (15 ECTS-credits). The course is divided into three parts:

a) The Human Subject in Literature (5 ECTS-credits)
b) Language in Literature (5 ECTS-credits)
c) Reality in Literature (5 ECTS-credits)

6. Individual choice of course at post-graduate or under-graduate level offered by the various divisions at the Centre for Languages and Literature and taught in their respective language. Students are particularly encouraged to broaden their scope and study compatible courses abroad or at other Swedish universities. Examples of courses offered by the Centre of Languages and Literature:

Nature and Modernity in Swedish literatureAmerican LiteratureTravel Literature

Term 4.

7. Writing of a Master's thesis (approx. 25.000 words) in Literature - Culture - Media, specialising in either English, French, Spanish, Russian or General/Scandinavian Literature (20 weeks, 30 ECTS-credits).

There will be joint compulsory seminars. Each student will present and defend his/her Master's thesis at one of these seminars.

Credit System: Three grades (High pass, pass, and fall) (ECTS A-F).

Requirements

A Bachelor degree in Russian.

English B (advanced) language proficiency shall be demonstrated in one of the following ways:

* IELTS score of 6.5 (with no section less than 5.5)
* TOEFL paper-based score of 4.5 (scale 1-6) in written test and a total score of 575; internet based score of 20 (scale 0-30) and a total score of 90
* Cambridge/Oxford Advanced Certificate of Proficiency
* A Bachelors degree from a university where English is the only language of instruction, according to the International Handbook of Universities
* A pass on English course B (Swedish upper secondary school).

Please check the full list of English language proficiency requirements and exemptions at

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6.5
TOEFL paper-based test score : 575
TOEFL iBT® test: 90

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