Master of Arts in Literary Studies (Literature and Education)

University of Amsterdam

Program Description

Master of Arts in Literary Studies (Literature and Education)

University of Amsterdam

In the Master’s in Literature and Education, you will study foreign language and literature learning from an acquisitional, pragmatic and educational perspective, while specialising in one of seven major European languages or language families.

Language and literature in an educational context

The Master's programme Literature and Education offers a unique, interdisciplinary approach to the study of language and literature learning. Drawing from research and practice, you will take courses in both linguistics and literature. The linguistic strand of the programme focuses on language use, language variation and (foreign) language learning and teaching, while the literary strand zeroes in on the practical and conceptual ties between literature and education, addressing questions such as: How does one ‘teach’ literature? What is it that literature teaches us? And what is the relationship between literature and social development and change?

A first step on the teaching track

With strong ties to the Graduate School of Child Development and Education’s post-master, the programme is designed for students aiming to work in language teaching and learning, both nationally and internationally. You will explore a number of features of foreign language and literature pedagogy and study the L2 classroom as a social setting. You will come to understand how theories of learning and teaching play out in real-world educational settings and how content and pedagogy are intertwined and best combined to create safe and effective learning environments for all students.

Specialising in a language and literature of your choice

The Master’s in Literature and Education responds to the educational needs of our contemporary multilingual society, where specialised knowledge of more than one culture and language is increasingly important. With experts in English, French, German, Italian, Scandinavian, Slavonic and Spanish, you will be able to take classes in both the linguistics and literature of your language of choice and apply theory and practice to your chosen language context.

Degree certificate

Literature and Education 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).

Core courses

In the core course for Linguistics, you will become familiar with the inherent variation in language among both native and non-native speakers as well as with the fundamental issues and approaches in studying this variation. You will also acquire in-depth insights into different mechanisms and stages of language acquisition. In the Literature course, you will explore the relevant debates on canon formation, national identity, literary heritage, world literature and globalisation.

The language-specific courses will elaborate on these topics from the perspective of the language involved, while the second semester will focus on the classroom, addressing the question: how do the theoretical issues raised during the first semester play out in school settings?

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated October 16, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2019
Duration
Duration
12 months
Part time
Full time
Price
Price
2,060 EUR
The tuition fees for the academic year 2018-2019 are: EU/EEA students €2,060 per year; non-EU/EEA students €13,310 per year. Additional fees may apply.
Information
Deadline
Mar. 1, 2019
Non-EU nationals: 1 April 2019; EU nationals: 15 May 2019
Locations
Netherlands - Amsterdam, North Holland
Start date : Sept. 2019
Application deadline Mar. 1, 2019
Non-EU nationals: 1 April 2019; EU nationals: 15 May 2019
End date Request Info
Dates
Sept. 2019
Netherlands - Amsterdam, North Holland
Application deadline Mar. 1, 2019
Non-EU nationals: 1 April 2019; EU nationals: 15 May 2019
End date Request Info