||M.A. (Master of Literary Studies)
||€3,360.00 per year
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
To train qualified literature researchers cognizant of contemporary methods of literature analysis, the process of Lithuanian literature (its development and the shift in trends), the prospects of literature and the humanities under globalization, and the possibility of coexistence of national and global, as well as elite and mass, cultures. Masters of Literary Studies are able to analyze and to justify their assessment of facts and texts of literature; have the skills of accumulation, systematization, analysis, and synthesis; and can choose adequate research methods, make independent conclusions, and give recommendations. Master students of Literary Studies take the following theoretical subjects: Modern Theories of Literature, Sociology of Literature, Lithuanian Literature and Antiquity, Comparative Mythology, and study the literary processes in Lithuania and Lithuania Minor, as well as the relationships with literature of other European, especially neighbouring, countries, such as Russia, Poland, and Germany (Culture of Lithuania Minor, European Context and Cultural Expression of Pietism in Lithuania Minor, Lithuanian Motifs in Works of Eastern Prussian Authors in German, Bible and Literature, and Russian Modernism Literature); they also take the following electives: Expression of Mentality in Protestant Literature, Post-modernism and Lithuanian Literature, Polish Poetry of the 20th; Shakespeare and Cinema.The study programme is completed with a Master’s final thesis. Graduate is awarded the degree of Master of Literary Studies.