This exciting, intellectually rigorous programme gives you the opportunity to develop the study of literature from a variety of perspectives through a number of flexible pathways - http://www.gold.ac.uk/pg/ma-literary-studies/
The pathways you can take are:
Pathway in American Literature & Culture Pathway in Comparative Literature & Criticism Pathway in Literature of the Caribbean & its Diasporas Pathway in Modern Literary Theory Pathway in Modern Literature Pathway in Romantic & Victorian Literature & Culture Pathway in Shakespeare: Early & Modern These enable you to combine theoretical angles with the close reading of a wide range of texts, from different media (literary, filmic, visual), periods, and cultural, geographic and linguistic backgrounds – though all texts will be studied in English, in English translation, or with English subtitles.
Extended course essays; dissertation of 15,000 words.
You'll develop transferable skills, including:
enhanced communication and discussion skills in written and oral contexts the ability to analyse and evaluate different textual materials the ability to organise information; the ability to assimilate and evaluate competing arguments
Graduates of this programme have gone on to pursue careers in:
publishing journalism public relations teaching advertising the civil service business industry the media