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The award
MA

How long you will study
24 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 Literary and Cultural Studies at University of Groningen

Are you curious, eager to learn and ready to shape the role of the arts and the media in society and culture? Then you are the right person for this Research Master!

The two-year Master's track in Literary and Cultural Studies isa specialization within the Research Master's degree in Arts andCulture. 
Literary and Cultural Studies equips students with knowledge andskills to become researchers and experts on the role that the arts,literature and media play in society, now and in the past. The programme offers a rich multi- and interdisciplinary frameworkwithin which students can specialize in one of the followingdisciplines or combinations of disciplines, under close supervisionof a highly qualified research faculty:

  • arts and culture education,
  • cognitive studies of arts, media and culture,
  • cultural studies,
  • digital humanities,
  • film studies,
  • history of art, architecture and landscape,
  • literary studies 
  • media and journalism studies,
  • music studies,
  • theatre and performance studies.

To better reflect the breadth of disciplines involved, the trackwill be called Arts, Media, and LiteraryStudies from 2018/2019 onwards.

Are you curious, eager to learn and ready to shape the role of the arts and the media in society and culture? Then you are the right person for this Research Master!

The two-year Master's track in Literary and Cultural Studies isa specialization within the two Research Master's degrees inLiterary Studies and in Arts and Culture.
Literary and Cultural Studies equips students with knowledge andskills to become researchers and experts on the role that the arts,literature and media play in society, now and in the past. The programme offers a rich multi- and interdisciplinary frameworkwithin which students can specialize in one of the followingdisciplines or combinations of disciplines, under close supervisionof a highly qualified research faculty:

  • arts and culture education,
  • cognitive studies of arts, media and culture,
  • cultural studies,
  • digital humanities,
  • film studies,
  • history of art, architecture and landscape,
  • literary studies (literary theory and comparative literature,Anglophone, Dutch, German, Francophone, Hispanic, Italian, Russian,Scandinavian and Mid-Eastern literatures),
  • media and journalism studies,
  • music studies,
  • theatre and performance studies.

To better reflect the breadth of disciplines involved, the trackwill be called Arts, Media, and LiteraryStudies from 2018/2019 onwards.

After your studies

Job prospects

As a graduate of this track, you will have an analytical,critical and independent attitude towards the arts and culture. You will be well prepared for a research career in the areas ofliterature, arts and culture, both at universities and privateresearch institutes.

As a graduate of this track, you will have an analytical,critical and independent attitude towards the arts and culture. You will be well prepared for a research career in the areas ofliterature, arts and culture, both at universities and privateresearch institutes.

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Entry requirements

Admission requirements

Specific requirementsMore information
grade list

Excellent academic record.

language test

Minimum requirement of TOEFL iBT 100 (with a minimum of 25 onwriting skills) or IELTS 7 (with a minimum of 6.5 on all items).ERK level C1.

previous education

BA degree in:

  • a modern European language and culture study (with aspecialization in literature, film and culture)
  • American Studies
  • Arts, Culture and Media
  • Classical Studies (with a specialization in literature, filmand culture)
  • Middle Eastern Studies
  • other related fields
reference letter

Two letters of recommendation from relevant experts.

written requestNo further information
other admission requirements

Furthermore, the selection procedure is also based on anevaluation of degree certificates, individual results and thethesis or paper.

Admission requirements

Specific requirementsMore information
grade list

Excellent academic record.

language test

Minimum requirement of TOEFL iBT 97 (with a minimum of 24 onwriting skills) or IELTS 7 (with a minimum of 6.5 on all items).ERK level C1.

previous education

BA degree in:

  • a modern European language and culture study (with aspecialization in literature, film and culture)
  • American Studies
  • Arts, Culture and Media
  • Classical Studies (with a specialization in literature, filmand culture)
  • Middle Eastern Studies
  • other related fields
reference letter

Two letters of recommendation from relevant experts.

written requestNo further information
other admission requirements

Furthermore, the selection procedure is also based on anevaluation of degree certificates, individual results and thethesis or paper.

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