MA in European Literature and Interculturality

General

Program Description

University of Groningen

Welcome to the Master's track in European Literature and Interculturality. Based on cutting-edge research in literary studies, this unique and innovative literature program is international in scope and comprises several modern European languages.

The Master's track in European Literature and Interculturality is located at the Department of European Languages and Cultures. This international, interdisciplinary and multilingual environment offers excellent opportunities for research and immerses them in vibrant networks of experts across different European countries and languages. The following languages can be chosen as major languages: French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish and Swedish.

The Master's track in European Literature and Interculturality provides you with academic skills and approaches that will prepare you to operate as a cultural expert wherever texts are involved: in the media, in institutions, and in networks.

Each course builds on a theoretical foundation, but at the same time trains your research skills and ability to communicate with a range of different audiences.

Examples of language-specific courses in the literature currently being taught can be found in the course catalog.

Besides, students may choose one or two interdisciplinary seminars in literature that are team-taught by experts from different fields. Examples of such interdisciplinary courses include: 'Literature and Conflict' and 'Modernist Geographies.'

Program

Year 1

Curriculum

In addition to the range of course units provided by this track itself, students can also follow Masterlanguage courses. Master language is a national program that offers courses for students of German, English, French, and Italian.

The courses are taught in the target language and are jointly organized by lecturers from Radboud University, the University of Groningen, Leiden University, Utrecht University, the University of Amsterdam and VU University Amsterdam. You may follow Master language courses in consultation with the Board of Examiners of your Master's degree program.

Study abroad

  • Study abroad is optional

Entry requirements

Admission requirements

Dutch diploma

Specific requirements More information
language test Additional requirements English: A VWO diploma or a subject certificate for VWO English (mark 6 or higher), minimum requirement of TOEFL iBT 90 (with a minimum of 21 on all items), or IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6 on all items). Language Centre English Test (LCET) level C1 (B2 for no more than two components). If you have a VWO diploma a language test is not required.

International diploma

Specific requirements More information
language test Additional requirements English: A VWO diploma or a subject certificate for VWO English (mark 6 or higher), minimum requirement of TOEFL iBT 90 (with a minimum of 21 on all items), or IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6 on all items). Language Centre English Test (LCET) level C1 (B2 for no more than two components).
previous education

BA in modern European language and culture study (English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish)

Application deadlines

Type of student Deadline Start course
Dutch students

15 August

15 January 2021

15 August 2021

01 September 2020

01 February 2021

01 September 2021

EU/EEA students

15 October 2020

01 May 2021

15 October 2021

01 February 2021

01 September 2021

01 February 2022

non-EU/EEA students

15 October 2020

01 May 2021

15 October 2021

01 February 2021

01 September 2021

01 February 2022

Tuition fees

Nationality Year Fee Program form
EU/EEA 2020-2021 € 2143 full-time
non-EU/EEA 2020-2021 € 13500 full-time

Job prospects

The track aims to provide you with academic skills and approaches that will prepare you to operate as a cultural expert in wherever texts are involved: in the private sphere, in the media, in institutions and networks. You learn to analyze these processes and functions, to solve problems and to communicate about them clearly and with flair.

Job examples

  • Book editing and publishing
  • Cultural functions
  • Journalism
  • Translation
  • Book editing and publishing
  • Cultural functions
  • Journalism
  • Translation
Last updated Jun 2020

About the School

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