M.A. Literature, with a Specialization in English Literature

Stockholm University

Application deadline: January 15;
Tuition fee:
  • Free (EEA)
  • € 10,000 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: September  2015
Credits (ECTS): 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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Masters Programme in Literature with a Specialization in English Literature 120 credits

Within the specialization in English Literature you will develop advanced analytical and interpretive skills for the study of literature. You will gain a deeper understanding of specific issues within World Literature in English and learn to use advanced methods for the exploration of literary texts, both in terms of form and in terms of their relation to history, politics and ethics.

The theoretical level of the courses is high; at the same time, you will develop practical skills related to reviewing and editing literary works. As a student in the Masters Programme in Literature you will have access to a large selection of courses in English Literature and in the wider Humanities. A combination of compulsory and individually chosen courses will develop your knowledge and skills in this area, forming the basis for the writing of a strong scholarly Masters Thesis.

Giving an international and transnational perspective, the programme qualifies the students for doctoral studies in literature, but is also useful for work outside of the university.

This is especially the case in fields where there is a demand for knowledge about the significance of language for communication and social development, and which require international broad-mindedness, historical competence and the ability to deal with complex information in a systematic and critical fashion.

Contents

The Master's Programme in Literature is a collaboration between the Departments of Literature, Ancient Greek, English, French, Gender Studies, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Slavic Languages and Spanish.

The programme leads to a degree in the main field of study and aims to deepen and enhance the students' academic and linguistic competence, as well as their knowledge in the broad field of literature.

Giving an international and transnational perspective, the programme qualifies students for doctoral studies in the fields listed above, but is also useful for work outside of the university.

This is especially the case in fields where there is a demand for knowledge about the significance of language for communication and social development, and which require international broad-mindedness, historical competence and the ability to deal with complex information in a systematic and critical fashion.

The obligatory programme-specific courses are given in English and/or Swedish and focus on general questions such as the distinctive character of literary interpretation, the concept of literature in different languages and cultures, and narrative form and function.

As a student in the Masters Programme in Literature you will have access to Sweden's largest selection of Second-Level courses in the humanities and language studies. These courses have a very strong research basis and represent the leading edge in the different humanistic and linguistic fields of research.

In consultation with your supervisor, you will draw up a plan for your individual studies on the basis of your own interests and needs. The programme also leaves room for practical training.

Requirements

General requirements for Master's programmes:

- An academic degree (i.e. a Bachelors degree or the equivalent, at least 180 ECTS.) Stockholm University does accept applicants in their last year of Bachelor's studies. See note below: Previous university records

- Proficiency in English, which must be demonstrated in one of the following ways:

* IELTS score (Academic) of 6.5 or more (with no section scoring below 5.5)
* TOEFL score 20 in written test, total score of 90 (internet based)
* TOEFL score 4,5 in written test, total score of 575 (paperbased)
* Cambridge/Oxford - Advanced or Proficiency level

TOEFL test scores must be sent directly from Educational Testing Service (ETS), to University Admissions in Sweden (institution code: SWEDEN 3477).

English language test exemptions

Some students may be exempt from submitting formal test evidence. These are:

* Students who have a Bachelor's degree from a university where English is the only language of instruction, according to the latest edition of International Handbook of Universities.
* Students who have a Bachelor's degree (a Swedish Kandidatexamen or equivalent academic qualifications) with English as the major subject.
* Students with a 4-year university degree in Engineering, Science or Technology from India and Pakistan.
* Students who have 30 HE credits from a Nordic country and the language of instruction of the course/programme/university is English.

English Language Requirements

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

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