MA Writing, Editing and Mediating

University of Groningen

Program Description

MA Writing, Editing and Mediating

University of Groningen

MA Writing, Editing and Mediating

These and other questions are encountered in the unique one-year programme which focuses on all aspects of writing, editing and publishing. You will improve your skills in writing and editing English texts. These skills include audience-centred writing and correcting written English. The programme is meant for graduates with a near-native command of the English language.

As a student of this programme, you will become aware of the different conventions, genres, and styles and how they appeal to various audiences. Also, you will learn to work authoritatively in the fields of writing, publishing and editing.

You will complete the programme with a placement period and a Master's thesis.

The one-year Master's programme in Writing, Editing and Mediating is a specialization within the Master's degree in Literary Studies.

Specific requirements - International students

Language test

TOEFL: minimum 24 on all items.

IELTS: 7 minimum on all skills.

Previous education

A Bachelor diploma in the field of English Language, Literature and Culture

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 Office and the Admissions Board.

Job perspectives

After graduation, you are well prepared for a career in text writing, editing and publishing.

The WEM programme is an ideal stepping stone towards a careers in

  • Text writing
  • Editing
  • Publishing
  • Translation
  • Journalism

Job examples

  • Tekstschrijver
  • Redacteur
  • Uitgever

Duration: 12 months

Language: English (100%)

Start course:

  • September 01, 2017
  • February 01, 2017

Application deadlines:

  • EU/EEA students: May 01, 2017; non-EU/EEA students: March 01, 2017
  • EU/EEA students: November 01, 2017; non-EU/EEA students: November 01, 2017 (for starting february 2018)

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated November 22, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 4, 2017
12 months
Full time
2,006 EUR
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