MA Literature and Culture (Online)

Explore the rich tapestry of literature and culture 

Discover the Online MA in Literature and Culture at the University of Hertfordshire, designed to enrich your understanding of diverse topics, critical approaches, and theoretical perspectives. Whether you come from a literature or Humanities-based background, our flexible online platform offers a comprehensive grounding in innovative literary studies.

A programme with diverse aims

The MA in Literature and Culture delves into how texts engage with contemporary cultural issues, reflecting and shaping social values. Explore the relationships between texts and history, challenge notions of canonicity, and develop advanced research skills applicable to diverse careers.

Embark on an intellectual journey

Immerse yourself in intriguing modules like "Reading the Vampire: Science, Sexuality and Alterity in Modern Culture," examining vampires in their cultural contexts. Explore "Historical Fiction: Memory, Nostalgia and the Past in Contemporary Culture," and engage with "Earth Words: Literature Place and Environment" to reflect on your relationship with your immediate environment.

Develop advanced research skills

Equip yourself with the necessary skills for postgraduate literary studies through research-focused modules, "Research Methods 1: Theoretical and Critical Debates" and "Research Methods 2: Theoretical and Critical Debates." Master search engines, databases, and construct annotated bibliographies.

Make a distinctive contribution

The MA Literature and Culture dissertation lets you explore an area of personal interest in depth, with support from a dedicated supervisor. Make a distinctive contribution to the field with a postgraduate-level study of literature and culture.

Apply today

Join UH Online's MA in Literature and Culture and unlock exciting career opportunities as a literary critic and researcher. Expand your horizons with our flexible online programme.