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European Literatures and Interculturality

Welcome to the Master's track in European Literature and Interculturality. Based on cutting-edge research in literary studies, this unique and innovative literature programme is international in scope and comprises several modern European languages.

The Master's track in European Literature and Interculturality is located at the Department of European Languages and Cultures. This international, interdisciplinary and multilingual environment offers excellent opportunities for research and immerses them in vibrant networks of experts across different European countries and languages. The following languages can be chosen as major language: French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish and Swedish.

The Master's track in European Literature and Interculturality provides you with academic skills and approaches that will prepare you to operate as a cultural expert wherever texts are involved: in the media, in institutions and in networks.

Each course builds on a theoretical foundation, but at the same time trains your research skills and ability to communicate with a range of different audiences.

Examples of language-specific courses in literature currently being taught can be found in the course catalogue.

Besides, students may choose one or two interdisciplinary seminars in literature which are team-taught by experts from different fields. Examples of such interdisciplinary courses include: 'Literature and Conflict' and 'Modernist Geographies.'

Facts & Figures
Degree
MA in Literary Studies
Course type
Master
Duration
12 months (60 ECTS)
Croho code
60813
Language of instruction
Dutch, English
Start
February, September
Faculty
Arts
Why study this programme in Groningen?
Programme
Courses

Curriculum

In addition to the range of course units provided by this track itself, students can also follow Masterlanguage courses. Masterlanguage is a national programme that offers courses for students of i.a. German, English, French and Italian.

The courses are taught in the target language and are jointly organized by lecturers from Radboud University, the University of Groningen, Leiden University, Utrecht University, the University of Amsterdam and VU University Amsterdam. More information about the courses, entry requirements and registration can be found on the Masterlanguage website: https://masterlanguage.nl/taal/engels/. You may follow Masterlanguage courses in consultation with the Board of Examiners of your Master's degree programme.

Programme options
Frisian Literature (specialization)
French Literature (specialization)
German Literature (specialization)
Italian Literature (specialization)
Russian Literature (specialization)
Spanish Literature (specialization)
Swedish Literature (specialization)
Master's Honours Programme (honours program)

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 (specialization)

During this Master's track, you can follow a placement for ECTS credit points.

It is your responsibility to find a placement yourself, but the Mobility Office can offer help with this where necessary.

Study abroad

  • Study abroad is optional
Entry requirements

Admission requirements

Specific requirementsMore information
language test

Additional requirements English: A VWO diploma or a subject certificate for VWO English (mark 6 or higher), minimum requirement of TOEFL iBT 90 (with a minimum of 21 on all items), or IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6 on all items). Language Centre English Test (LCET) level C1 (B2 for no more than two components). Cambridge C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency with a minimum score of 180. If you have a VWO diploma a language test is not required.

Registration procedure

Note: it's only possible to a very limited extent to start in February. For more information, please contact the study advisor.

Transfer options

Study programmeOrganizationTransition
European Languages and CulturesUniversity of GroningenNo additional requirements

Admission requirements

Specific requirementsMore information
language test

Additional requirements English: A VWO diploma or a subject certificate for VWO English (mark 6 or higher), minimum requirement of TOEFL iBT 90 (with a minimum of 21 on all items), or IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6 on all items). Language Centre English Test (LCET) level C1 (B2 for no more than two components). Cambridge C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency with a minimum score of 180.

previous education

BA in modern European language and culture study (English, French,German, Italian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish)

Registration procedure

Note: it's only possible to a very limited extent to start in February. For more information, please contact the study advisor.

Application deadlines

Type of studentDeadlineStart course
Dutch students15 January 202001 February 2020
15 August 202001 September 2020
EU/EEA students01 May 202001 September 2020
15 October 202001 February 2021
non-EU/EEA students01 May 202001 September 2020
15 October 202001 February 2021
Tuition fees
NationalityYearFeeProgramme form
EU/EEA2019-2020€ 2083full-time
non-EU/EEA2019-2020€ 12500full-time
EU/EEA2020-2021€ 2143full-time
non-EU/EEA2020-2021€ 13500full-time

Practical information for:

After your studies

Job prospects

The track aims to provide you with academic skills and approaches that will prepare you to operate as a cultural expert in wherever texts are involved: in the private sphere, in the media, in institutions and networks. You learn to analyse these processes and functions, to solve problems and to communicate about them clearly and with flair.

Job examples

  • Book editing and publishing
  • Cultural functions
  • Journalism
  • Translation
Research
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Contact

If you want to know more about the programme European Literatures and Interculturality, please contact:

  • Ask Your Question Here (please fill in this contact form, we will answer you as soon as possible.)
  • Admission Office
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    Telephone: +31-(0)50 363 8976
  • Dr. Hans Jansen (study advisor)
    Email: studieadvies.ma.europesetalen rug.nl

University of Groningen OTS/Talent Grant Faculty of Arts

Are you a non-EU/EEA student from Mexico, Russia, China, India, 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.

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