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Literary and cultural studies

Programma

  • 1e jaar

    Four consecutive courses, in which students develop their capacity for critical reflection and acquire in-depth knowledge of theories of arts, media and literature and of quantitative and/or qualitative research methods, depending on the students' research orientation. Students learn to apply and expand these approaches in research projects that they design and conduct individually or in groups. A fifth common course, Arts and Media in Society, which allows students to explore one or more challenging hot issues regarding the arts and media in society, involving participants from across and beyond academia. Examples of such issues would be 'The arts, media and literature: practices of social exclusion or inclusion?', 'Trust and reliability in society, viewed through the arts, media and literature', or 'The mutual impact of technology and the arts, media and literature'.

    Four consecutive courses, in which students develop their capacity for critical reflection and acquire in-depth knowledge of theories of arts, media and literature and of quantitative and/or qualitative research methods, depending on the students' research orientation. Students learn to apply and expand these approaches in research projects that they design and conduct individually or in groups. A fifth common course, Arts and Media in Society, which allows students to explore one or more challenging hot issues regarding the arts and media in society, involving participants from across and beyond academia. Examples of such issues would be 'The arts, media and literature: practices of social exclusion or inclusion?', 'Trust and reliability in society, viewed through the arts, media and literature', or 'The mutual impact of technology and the arts, media and literature'.

  • 2e jaar

    In the second year a last common module allows students to train their skills in research design which will further prepare them for academic or other professional careers. Alongside this common core, students build their own disciplinary profile by choosing, in their first year, three or four electives (25 EC in total). They also take a total of 10 ECTS offered by a national research school, which allows them to extend their knowledge to other approaches and establish contact with peers and leading scholars from other universities.

    In the second year a last common module allows students to train their skills in research design which will further prepare them for academic or other professional careers. Alongside this common core, students build their own disciplinary profile by choosing, in their first year, three or four electives (25 EC in total). They also take a total of 10 ECTS offered by a national research school, which allows them to extend their knowledge to other approaches and establish contact with peers and leading scholars from other universities.

Programma-opties

  • Master Honours College (honoursprogramma)

    The Master's Honours Programme was developed especially for students who want to get more from their studies.

    It is a programme worth 15 ECTS that is followed in addition to the standard Master's programme. It is a one-year interdisciplinary programme that is designed to introduce students to various aspects of leadership.

  • Master's placement (specialisatie)

    During this Master's track, you can follow a research placement for ECTS credit points where you get the opportunity to participate and getting more involved in research.

    It is your responsibility to find a placement yourself, but the Mobility Office can offer help with this where necessary. Click the link above to find examples of placements completed by other Master's students.

Opbouw programma

VakPeriode 1Periode 2Periode 3Periode 4
Elective/ Research school seminar (5 EC)
Theories of Culture and Research in the Humanities (5 EC)
Elective (10 EC)
Elective (5 EC)
Theories and Analysis of Arts, Media and Literature (5 EC)
Arts and Media in Society (5 EC)
Elective/ Research school seminar (5 EC)
Research methods in the Arts, Media and Literature (5 EC)
Elective (5 EC)
Research methods in the Arts, Media and Literature (5 EC)
Research School Seminar (5 EC)
VakPeriode 1Periode 2Periode 3Periode 4
Specialisation: research internship or tutorial (5 EC)
Specialisation: research internship or tutorial (10 EC)
Specialisation: research internship or tutorial (10 EC)
Research Design (5 EC)
Thesis LCS (30 EC)

All students participate in the programme's shared core, comprised of six courses of 5 ECTS (a total of 30 ECTS). Alongside this common core, students build their own disciplinary profile by choosing, in their first year, three or four electives (25 EC in total). They also take a total of 10 ECTS offered by a national research school, which allows them to extend their knowledge to other approaches and establish contact with peers and scholars from other universities.

In their second year, students hone their research skills in three specialization modules (25 ECTS in total). These specialisations can take the form of a tutorial or of research internships, in which students join a research project led by a senior researcher (we strongly advise students to do at least one research internship). Such an internship can also be a project conducted for and with stakeholders in the world of the arts and the media. An internship is typically completed with the writing, publishing and public presentation of a paper or report, at a conference or for targeted professional or broad audiences.

Students are encouraged to spend (part of) the specialization semester abroad, facilitated by the International Office. For all internships, tutorials and international stays, they can draw on the staff's excellent national and international research networks and on a rich range of contacts with stakeholders, such as museums, cultural institutions, archives, municipalities, educational institutions, regional, national and European institutions and policy makers.

Check out the content of the courses on Ocasys: http://www.rug.nl/let/courses-ma-rema-literary-studies

All students participate in the programme's shared core, comprised of six courses of 5 ECTS (a total of 30 ECTS). Alongside this common core, students build their own disciplinary profile by choosing, in their first year, three or four electives (25 EC in total). They also take a total of 10 ECTS offered by a national research school, which allows them to extend their knowledge to other approaches and establish contact with peers and scholars from other universities.

In their second year, students hone their research skills in three specialization modules (25 ECTS in total). These specialisations can take the form of a tutorial or of research internships, in which students join a research project led by a senior researcher (we strongly advise students to do at least one research internship). Such an internship can also be a project conducted for and with stakeholders in the world of the arts and the media. An internship is typically completed with the writing, publishing and public presentation of a paper or report, at a conference or for targeted professional or broad audiences.

Students are encouraged to spend (part of) the specialization semester abroad, facilitated by the International Office. For all internships, tutorials and international stays, they can draw on the staff's excellent national and international research networks and on a rich range of contacts with stakeholders, such as museums, cultural institutions, archives, municipalities, educational institutions, regional, national and European institutions and policy makers.

Check out the content of the courses on Ocasys: http://www.rug.nl/let/courses-ma-rema-literary-studies

Studeren in het buitenland

  • Studeren in het buitenland is aanbevolen
  • Voor gemiddeld 16 weken
  • Maximaal 30 EC

LCS students can follow a part of their programme at one of the many partner universities from the University of Groningen. Among these universitities, you can chose for example to study in Berlin, Ghent, St. Andrews or Uppsala.

Waarom in Groningen?
  • Innovative research perspectives and methods to analyse the changing forms and roles of the arts, media and literature in our globalizing world
  • Solid disciplinary profiling, in a stimulating inter- and multidisciplinary framework
  • A cosmopolitan and intellectually stimulating learning environment, with highly qualified staff, excellent international research networks and contacts with professional worlds
  • Small groups, with interactive, innovative and intensive coursework.
  • Innovative research perspectives and methods to analyse the changing forms and roles of the arts, media and literature in our globalizing world
  • Solid disciplinary profiling, in a stimulating inter- and multidisciplinary framework
  • A cosmopolitan and intellectually stimulating learning environment, with highly qualified staff, excellent international research networks and contacts with professional worlds
  • Small groups, with interactive, innovative and intensive coursework.

If you have any questions or doubts about your studies, you can always contact the study advisor. She knows all the ins and outs of the program and personal planning. Study advisors are impartial and everything that is discussed is treated confidentially. They can also help you find the right institutions and student desks for your problems.

If you have any questions or doubts about your studies, you can always contact the study advisor. She knows all the ins and outs of the program and personal planning. Study advisors are impartial and everything that is discussed is treated confidentially. They can also help you find the right institutions and student desks for your problems.

  • Testimonial van Patty Huijbers

    Research Master's Student Patty Huijbers About Her Research Assistants Programme

    – Patty Huijbers
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