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English Literature and Culture

Literary study is socially relevant: from the medieval to the modern, it maps the forces which divide and unite people. English is the global language of cultural exchange and experiment.

The themes of conflict and co-operation are at the core of the Master's track in English Literature and Culture, a programme that allows students a broad choice from a range of modules drawing on the full historical and geographical sweep of literatures in English.

It is a key tenet of the track that the academic study of English literature can be used to reflect on the ways that people - as individuals and as groups - interact with one another, and that it provides a catalyst for insight into contemporary social debates. Literature captures the separation and the solidarity of its writers and audiences in a manner particular to itself: it is a multidisciplinary practice that is as various as the texts it studies. The programme's core themes of conflict and co-operation are linked to sustainable society, a research priority of the university.

For more information see: Department of English Language & Culture.

Literary study is socially relevant: from the medieval to the modern, it maps the forces which divide and unite people. English is the global language of cultural exchange and experiment.

The themes of conflict and co-operation are at the core of the Master's track in English Literature and Culture, a programme that allows students a broad choice from a range of modules drawing on the full historical and geographical sweep of literatures in English.

It is a key tenet of the track that the academic study of English literature can be used to reflect on the ways that people - as individuals and as groups - interact with one another, and that it provides a catalyst for insight into contemporary social debates. Literature captures the separation and the solidarity of its writers and audiences in a manner particular to itself: it is a multidisciplinary practice that is as various as the texts it studies. The programme's core themes of conflict and co-operation are linked to sustainable society, a research priority of the university.

For more information see: Department of English Language & Culture.

You are a graduate with a BA in English literature who wants a broad, challenging postgraduate programme.

You are a graduate with a BA in English literature who wants a broad, challenging postgraduate programme.

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  • Testimonial van Master's Ambassador Bas Sprenger de Rover

    I have substantial freedom to investigate the subjects I am particularly interested in

    From 2012 to 2015 I studied for two BA degrees, one in Philosophy and the other in English Language and Culture. I chose to continue with the English Literature and Culture track because I had greatly enjoyed learning about literature and examining texts on my own, and I was looking for a programme that would allow me to further develop my interpretative skills.

    This Master's track features courses that address particular literary periods and themes in far greater depth than any of my BA courses did, while also allowing students substantial freedom to investigate the subjects they are particularly interested in. Our excellent faculty are expert in a vast number of fields, which means that there are few topics imaginable on which students could not receive adequate supervision.

    Read more about Bas and why he chose to study English Literature and Culture in Groningen.

    Questions? Send Bas an email:  m.d.s.sprenger.de.rover@student.rug.nl

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    – Master's Ambassador Bas Sprenger de Rover
Feiten & Cijfers
Titel/Graad
MA in Letterkunde
Croho code
60813
Type opleiding
Master
Voertaal
Engels (100%)
Duur
12 maanden (60 ECTS)
Start
Februari, SeptemberFebruari, September
Vorm
voltijd
Faculteit
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Are you interested in a research oriented career? Please also check our Research Master's Programme of Literary Studies.  

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