Master in Literary Studies: English Literature and Culture

University of Amsterdam

Program Description

Master in Literary Studies: English Literature and Culture

University of Amsterdam

English Literature from a broad perspective

The Master's programme Literary Studies: English Literature and Culture caters to students whose interests and academic backgrounds are in literary studies and European culture in the broad sense, but in particular English Literature and Culture, as well as World Literature in English. Furthermore, the programme also gives participating students the opportunity to explore the interrelations of literature with other kinds of cultural objects, such as films, digital media and the visual arts.

Degree certificate

English Literature and Culture is an accredited degree programme of Literary Studies. After successful completion of this programme, you will receive a legally accredited Master’s degree in Literary Studies and the title Master of Arts (MA).

Literary Studies: English Literature and Culture

English Literature is a specialisation in the Literary Studies MA programme. The specialisation is rooted in literary analysis but also works at the forefront of interdisciplinary humanities scholarship. More particularly, it provides students with insight into the history and theory of literature in English and explores its relationship with other media, while in the process engaging key issues of intellectual concern in society, politics and culture. English Literature is understood in the broadest sense, as a diverse and complex mode of expression that includes works from American, British, Commonwealth, and postcolonial contexts.

Career prospects

The Master's programme English Literature and Culture prepares students for a career in any sector of cultural life, education, publishing, journalism, media, communications and the civil service. Graduates can also go on to pursue a PhD programme at the UvA, another Dutch university or a university abroad. Depending on their specific area of interest, graduates may opt to continue in the Research Master's in Literary Studies, or the Research Master's in Cultural Analysis, both of which are offered at the UvA.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated April 19, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2017
1 year
Full time
1,984 EUR
Start date Sept. 2017
Netherlands Amsterdam
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End date Request Info
Duration 1 year
Price 1,984 EUR
EU/EEA students. Non-EU/EEA students €13,400 per year.