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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 discipline of European Languages and Cultures.

Read more about the discipline of English Language and Culture.

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Master of Arts


1 year

ECTS credits



Numerus Fixus

Tuition fee 2023/2024

€ 2,314

€ 16,000


Application requirements

For specific information on the entry requirements for the MA track English Literature and Culture, see:!requirements For specific information on the entry requirements for the MA track European Literatures and Interculturality, see:!requirements For specific information on the entry requirements for the MA track Writing, Editing and Mediating, see: https://www

Writing, Editing and Mediating / English Literature and Culture: Additional English language requirement: a TOEFL iBT with a score of 110 (min. of 25 on all items); an IELTS, Academic Module, with a score of 8 (min. of 7.5 on all items); ERK level C1. Cambridge C1 Advanced (level A) or C2 Proficiency with a minimum score of 200. If your BA does not certify this, you may have to take an appropriate language test. European Literatures and Cultures: Additional English language requirement: A

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Tuition fees  
€ 2,314
€ 16,000
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Start date App. deadline EU/EEA App. deadline Non-EU/EEA
1 Sep '23 1 May '23 1 May '23
1 Sep '24 1 May '24 1 May '24
1 Sep '25 1 May '25 1 May '25


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