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Literary Studies

Are you interested in the study of literature? Investigate our tracks to see the courses we offer.

The one-year Master's degree in Literary Studies offers three tracks and you should click on the links below to find out more detailed information about each of them.

In the track in European Literatures and Cultures you study the arts and literature of Europe. You will explore subjects such as the impact of globalization on European literature; and the shifting of world views within European art. You will focus on the language and culture you studied as a Bachelor's student.

The track in English Literature and Culture explores English literary classics and new works of English literature in their cultural context. As a student of this programme, you can draw from the full historical and geographical sweep of literatures in the English language.

In the Writing, Editing and Mediating track you focus on all aspects of writing, editing and publishing. You will improve your English writing and editing skills. In addition, you will learn to help others in their writing process. The track is meant for graduates with a near-native command of the English language.

Read more about the department of European Languages and Cultures.

Read more about the department of English Language and Culture

Ben je geïnteresseerd in literatuur en cultuur? Dan zit je goed bij dit programma.

Binnen de eenjarige masteropleiding Letterkunde kun je kiezen uit de volgende drie tracks.

In de track European Literatures and Cultures doe je kritisch onderzoek naar kunst en literatuur in Europa. Je krijgt college van docenten met verschillende expertises, waardoor je je kennis en inzicht verbreedt en verdiept. Je richt je specifiek op de taal en cultuur die je hebt bestudeerd in je bachelor.

In de track English Literature and Culture bestudeer je Engelse literaire klassiekers en nieuwe Engelse literatuur en hun culturele context. Je kunt kiezen uit werken uit de hele historische en geografische reikwijdte van de Engelse literatuur.

In de track Writing, Editing and Mediating richt je je op alle aspecten van schrijven, redigeren en publiceren. Je leert vaardigheden zoals publiekgericht schrijven en het corrigeren van geschreven Engels. Het programma is bedoeld voor studenten die de Engelse taal vloeiend spreken en schrijven.

Lees hier meer over de afdeling Europese talen en culturen.

Lees hier meer over de afdeling English Language and Culture

More about this programme
  • Testimonial of Laura Kaai

    Freelance editor at EditUp

    After I graduated, I wanted to gain experience and get even better at what I like doing best: writing and editing. I registered with the Chamber of Commerce and started working as a freelance editor at my own editing business 'EditUp', where I write, translate and edit academic and publicity texts for various clients. I work in Dutch and English for both digital and print media. I also have a part-time job as a content editor at Oberst BV.

    The knowledge that I acquired in the Master's track in Writing, Editing and Mediating has proven indispensable in both my jobs. I chose this track because of my passion for the English language and literature, and because I wanted to become an editor. The programme enables you to study interesting literature while at the same time training you in the field of editing. It taught me to write and edit, and also to support my writing and editing choices with relevant theories. I can now use this knowledge and these skills to justify my texts to my clients. The opportunity to gain practical experience in a placement gives the programme great added value. I was given the opportunity to do an internship at the Marketing, Communication and Sales department of Dutch National Opera & Ballet. I was responsible for writing, editing and translating texts such as biographies, flyers, interviews and articles for the magazine Odeon and the internal personnel magazine.

    The combination of academic and practical perspectives will help you translate your knowledge and understanding to the labour market. In my view, this is the strength of this Master's track!

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    – Laura Kaai
Facts & Figures
Degree
MA in Literary Studies
Croho code
60813
Course type
Master
Language of instruction
English (100%)
Duration
12 months (60 ECTS)
Start
February, SeptemberFebruary, September
Programme form
full-time
Faculty
Arts

University of Groningen OTS/Talent Grant Faculty of Arts

Are you a non-EU/EEA student from Mexico, Russia, China, Brasil, or Indonesia, starting a Master's programme at the Faculty of Arts? If so, you could qualify for the University of Groningen OTS/Talent Grant, Faculty of Arts, a partial scholarship which helps you to finance your studies.

Read more about the OTS/Talent Grant Faculty of Arts or download t he brochure here.

Research Master

Are you interested in a research oriented career? Please also check our Research Master's Programme of Literary Studies.