Literary Studies: Comparative Literature
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.
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Master of Arts
The European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) is a student-centred system based on the student workload required to achieve the objectives of a programme of study. Its aim is to facilitate the recognition of study periods undertaken by mobile students through the transfer of credits. The ECTS is based on the principle that 60 credits are equivalent to the workload of full-time student during one academic year.
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Without numerus fixus.
Tuition fee 2023/2024
The EU/EEA rate is the regular fee for students from within the EU/EEA.
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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The non-EU/EEA rate is the rate for students from outside the EU/EEA.
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The institutional rate is for all students who have already obtained a bachelor’s or master’s degree and who want to start a second programme leading to a degree at the same level or at a lower level.
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