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Writing, Editing and Mediating

Programma-opties

  • Master Honours College (honoursprogramma)

    The Master's Honours Programme is a 15ECTS interdisciplinary course especially for students who want to get more from their studies by focusing on their leadership skills.

  • Master's placement (specialisatie)

    This master's track includes an optional work placement for which you are awarded ECTS credit points.

    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
From Manuscript to Printed Book (WEM 3) (10 EC, facultatief)
Modern English Language (WEM 2) (10 EC, facultatief)
Modern Literature and Mediation (WEM 1) (10 EC, facultatief)
The Digital Text: The Book Past and Future (10 EC, facultatief)
Interdisciplinary Seminars (Literature) (10 EC, facultatief)
Masterlanguage Courses (5 EC, facultatief)
Master's Thesis (WEM) (20 EC)
Translating and Editing (WEM 4) (10 EC, facultatief)
Work Placement (WEM) (10 EC, facultatief)

Courses can vary each year. Recent interdisciplinary courses dealt with European modernism, minority literatures, and homosexuality in nineteenth and twentieth-century literature. Dissertations are supervised by members of staff from the whole department. The names and expertises of these staff, along with the names of the staff who lead the WEM modules can be found through the 'Research' link above.

For more information about the variety of areas in which students can write their dissertations

Placements are optional. These have to be arranged by the student but they are supervised by the programme staff who will also give advice on the kinds of placements that are suitable.

Students can also follow Masterlanguage courses. These courses are jointly organized by the English departments of the universities of the Netherlands and courses take place all over the country. More information about the courses can be found on the Masterlanguage website: http://masterlanguage.nl/taal/engels/. You may follow Masterlanguage courses in consultation with the Board of Examiners of your programme.

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

Courses can vary each year. Recent interdisciplinary courses dealt with European modernism, minority literatures, and homosexuality in nineteenth and twentieth-century literature.

For more information about the variety of areas in which students can write their dissertations click the Research tab above.

Placements are optional. These have to be arranged by the student but they are supervised by the programme staff who will also give advice on the kinds of placements that are suitable.

Students can also follow Master language courses. These courses are jointly organized by the English departments of the universities of the Netherlands and courses take place all over the country. More information about the courses can be found on the Master language website: http://masterlanguage.nl/taal/engels/. You may follow Master language courses in consultation with the Board of Examiners of your programme.

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

Studeren in het buitenland

  • Studeren in het buitenland is niet voorzien
Waarom in Groningen?
  • Training in writing about literature for non-academic audiences
  • Correcting and editing written English of various kinds
  • Modules that address issues related to modern publishing
  • Teaching in small groups (typically 15-20 students)
  • International staff
  • Training in writing about literature for non-academic audiences
  • Correcting and editing written English of various kinds
  • Modules that address issues related to modern publishing
  • Teaching in small groups (typically 15-20 students)
  • International staff

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 programme. Study advisors are impartial and everything that is discussed is treated confidentially. They can also help you find the right place to direct queries about registration, grades and other administrative questions.

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 programme. Study advisors are impartial and everything that is discussed is treated confidentially. They can also help you find the right place to direct queries about registration, grades and other administrative questions.

  • Testimonial van Katrin Kugler

    n fact, this master track made me realise what potential I have and the University of Groningen itself is an amazing university with which I can really identify myself. I am proud and very glad to be studying here.

    My name is Katrin Kugler, I’m 22 years old and come from Munich, Germany. This is where I did my bachelor in English studies. I now chose to study the MA in Writing, Editing and Mediating at the University of Groningen, because I wanted to specialise more in the field of creative writing and the process of producing literature. The WEM master track here is the perfect opportunity to do so because it offers a good range of fascinating seminars. Although the workload is sometimes more than I had expected, I enjoy the courses a lot and all of them are taught by excellent lecturers.


    Inspiring, Challenging, Creative


    Of course, this master track requires me to do a lot of self-study but at the same time, it allows me to develop and extend my knowledge and also to interact with other students during group assignments too. In general, Groningen is a vibrant student-city. Studying the WEM master at the University of Groningen was the best decision I could have made and I can only recommend it. If I had to summarize the WEM master in three words, I would say it is inspiring, challenging and creative. In fact, this master track made me realise what potential I have and the University of Groningen itself is an amazing university with which I can really identify myself. I am proud and very glad to be studying here.

    Sluiten
    – Katrin Kugler
  • Testimonial van Katrin Kugler

    – Katrin Kugler
  • Testimonial van Laura Kaai

    It's the combination of academic and practical perspectives that helps you prepare for a job.

    People used to ask me whether I wanted to become a teacher or a translator when I told them I studied English. “Neither,” was my response. I studied English because I wanted to become an editor, which is why the Master's track in Writing, Editing and Mediating was the logical next step.

    Right after graduation, two freelance opportunities came my way, so I decided to register my own freelance editing business, EditUp. As a freelance editor, I offer writing, editing and translation services in Dutch and English for both digital and print media. Clients include Noordhoff Uitgevers, Audi and SEAT.

    Considering the unpredictable nature of being a freelance editor, I also had a part-time job as a content editor at Oberst BV. After a year, I decided to hand in my notice to embark on a new adventure. I now work as a desk editor at SVH, developing educational books and tools for the hospitality industry. I also continue my freelance services for one day a week.

    The skills and knowledge I’ve acquired during my MA have proven incredibly useful. Even though I was taught in English, I am still able to transfer these skills to the Dutch language. I learnt how to think about language, how to think as an editor, and how to justify all my editing decisions. This practical approach is what I think makes this programme so valuable, even more so when you take the opportunity to do an internship. It’s this combination of academic and practical perspectives that helps you prepare for a job. In my view, this is the strength of the Master's track in Writing, Editing and Mediating.

    Sluiten
    – Laura Kaai
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