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The award
MA

How long you will study
12 months

Domestic course fees
EUR 2060

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
February, September

International course fees
EUR 11500

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About Writing Editing and Mediating at University of Groningen

What makes a text a good or captivating text? How do you recognize repetitions, inconsistencies, faulty logic and other problems in texts? What does it take to guide a text from writer to reader?

Working with texts in a professional setting involves a specialset of skills. The Writing, Editing and Mediating Master's track(often abbreviated to WEM), offers students a choice of coursesthat focus on non-fiction writing for specific audiences, thehistory of texts in their various forms (from manuscript to digitalbook), proof-reading and correcting English texts, and producingtexts for publication. Topics addressed include censorship,copyright, scholarly editions, critical theory and social issues incontemporary literature.

Students on the course typically have a BA in English or in anAnglophone culture (e.g. American Studies). Some students withother humanities qualifications and a sufficient level of academicEnglish are accepted by the admissions board.

The one-year Master's track in Writing, Editing and Mediating(WEM) is a track within the Master's degree in Literary Studies andis run by the Department of English Language and Culture. Itis taught and assessed wholly in English.

What makes a text a good or captivating text? How do you recognize repetitions, inconsistencies, faulty logic and other problems in texts? What does it take to guide a text from writer to reader?

Working with texts in a professional setting involves a specialset of skills. The Writing, Editing and Mediating Master's track(often abbreviated to WEM), offers students a choice of coursesthat focus on non-fiction writing for specific audiences, thehistory of texts in their various forms (from manuscript to digitalbook), proof-reading and correcting English texts, and producingtexts for publication. Topics addressed include censorship,copyright, scholarly editions, critical theory and social issues incontemporary literature.

Students on the course typically have a BA in English or in anAnglophone culture (e.g. American Studies). Some students withother humanities qualifications and a sufficient level of academicEnglish are accepted by the admissions board.

The one-year Master's track in Writing, Editing and Mediating(WEM) is a track within the Master's degree in Literary Studies andis run by the Department of English Language and Culture. Itis taught and assessed wholly in English.

After your studies

Job prospects

The WEM track is an ideal stepping stone towards a career in theproduction of non-fiction writing, e.g.:

  • Editing
  • Publishing
  • Translation
  • Journalism

The WEM Master's track is an ideal stepping stone towards a career in:

  • Editing
  • Publishing
  • Translation
  • Journalism

Although the course is taught and assessed in English, many ofits skills are generic and students have gone on to work innon-Anglophone settings.

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Bachelor-Master connections

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English Language and CultureAll Research universitiesNo additional requirements
English Language and CultureUniversity of GroningenNo additional requirements

Admission requirements

Specific requirementsMore information
language test

Your BA should show that you possess our minimum languagerequirements of any of the following: TOEFL iBT 110 (min. of 25 onwriting skills); IELTS 8 (min. of 7.5 on all items); ERK level C1.If your BA does not certify this, you may have to take anappropriate language test.

other admission requirements

To assess whether your educational/academic background meets the specific programme requirements, we will consider the level and curriculum of your previous studies and the grades that you have obtained. This evaluation is carried out by our Admissions Officeand the Admissions Board.

Admission requirements

Specific requirementsMore information
language test

Your BA should show that you possess our minimum languagerequirements of any of the following: TOEFL iBT 110 (min. of 25 onwriting skills); IELTS 8 (min. of 7.5 on all items); ERK level C1.If your BA does not certify this, you may have to take anappropriate language test.

previous education

BA in English Language and/or Literature; degree in anotherliterature or culture area taught in English (e.g. AmericanStudies)

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