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Literary Studies: Comparative Literature


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Grounded in literature and literary theory, the one-year Master's in Comparative Literature trains you to analyse cultural phenomena (both Western and non-Western) within an interdisciplinary theoretical framework and a globalised context. This programme suits students who want to gain a better understanding of the dynamics between literature and politics and who want to do more than examining literature only: media such as film, art and music, and cultural objects and practices in the broadest sense, will also be considered.

Comparative Literature has a distinct interdisciplinary and theoretical character: from cultural studies to queer theory, from political philosophy to post/de-colonial theory, the specialisation emphasises methodological reflection. In this Master's programme we analyse and critically reflect on texts, films, works of art and cultural practices at large. This is reflected in the programme's curriculum, which engages with issues of gender, race, the posthuman, politics, contemporary philosophy, globalisation, global literacy and the state of the humanities in the 21st century.




Master of Arts


1 year

ECTS credits



Numerus Fixus

Tuition fee 2024/2025

€ 2,530

€ 17,270

€ 15,700


Application requirements

The Master's programme in Comparative Literature is open for application to students with a Bachelor's degree from an accredited university and an awareness of basic theoretical notions in critical theory, cultural studies, philosophy or literary theory. Bachelor's degrees in language and literature and in philosophy will in most cases provide that basis.

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Tuition fees  
€ 2,530
€ 17,270
€ 15,700
Start date App. deadline EU/EEA App. deadline Non-EU/EEA
1 Sep '24 1 Mar '24 1 Mar '24


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Main address
Gebouw E, Roetersstraat 11
1018 WB Amsterdam
020-525 1401

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