|Translation of the Swedish programme syllabus|
|Master's Programme in English-Language Literature - Postcolonialism and Multiculturalism, 60 credits|
|(Magisterprogram i engelskspråkig litteratur - postkolonialism och multikulturalism, 60 högskolepoäng)|
|Academic school||School of Culture and Education|
|Education cycle||Second-cycle (Master)|
|Language of instruction||English|
|Valid from||HT 2017 (autumn semester)|
This programme syllabus was validated by the Faculty Board at Södertörn University on 2017-03-15 according to the stipulations in the Higher Education Ordinance.
|2.||Entry requirements |
Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 90 credits in English as the main field of study, or the equivalent
Knowledge and understanding
Upon completion of the programme the student is able to:
Competence and skills
Judgement and approach
The Master’s programme in English-Language Literature prepares the students for a number of different careers. The students develop academic research skills such as critical and analytical thinking, writing advanced texts in English, and information retrieval. In addition to these general skills, students gain expertise in the fields of multicultural Anglophone literature, culture and theory, and they learn to apply multidisciplinary research methods. As such, the programme prepares the students for a future academic research career. Upon completion of the programme students have knowledge and skills that make them competitive on both the domestic and international labour market.
Title of qualification
During the first semester of the program, theories and concepts that are central to colonial, postcolonial and multicultural literature are studied. In addition, students will enhance their knowledge of the academic discourses of English used to study literature and culture. The whole semester prepares the students for the advanced written project undertaken individually in the second semester (the Master’s dissertation).
Besides the Master’s dissertation (22.5 credits), the second semester also includes an advanced independent study course (7.5 credits) which is aimed at developing the research question of the dissertation.
English Literature and Culture I, 30 credits
English Literature and Culture II: Master’s Dissertation, 30 credits
|A student on a study programme is guaranteed a place on the compulsory courses or on the specializations/courses within the programme. (For entry requirements, see 11, Other Stipulations.)|
|A student is guaranteed a place on a range of courses equivalent to a full workload. There is no guarantee that a student is offered a place on his/her first choice of course. For entry requirements, see course syllabus.|
Master’s Dissertation, 22.5 credits
|10.||Credit transfer for prior studies
A student has the right to have prior learning assessed for accreditation within the study programme.
For entry requirements for courses within a study programme, see course syllabus.