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?

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-centered 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

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

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 careers in:

  • Text writing
  • Editing
  • Publishing
  • Translation
  • Journalism

Job examples

  • Textwriter
  • (Chief) Editor
  • Publisher

Duration: 12 months
Language: English (100%)

Start course:

  • September 01, 2018
  • February 01, 2019

Application deadlines:

  • EU/EEA students: May 01, 2018; non-EU/EEA students: May 01, 2018
  • EU/EEA students: November 01, 2018; non-EU/EEA students: November 01, 2018 (for starting February 2019)
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