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Whether you prefer ancient Greek tragedy, contemporary American literature or Dutch poetry, the research master's in Literary Studies suits you if you wish to contribute to (inter)national research.

The research master's specialisation Literary studies is designed for highly motivated, excellent students who have strong affinity with the research progress on literature and who want to contribute their ideas to existing debates in the field. This programme will give you an excellent base for an academic and international career in research on literature.

You will work in small groups on your own period or field of interest under the guidance of prominent scholars. Moreover, you will work together closely with students from the other HLCS-research master's specialisations: Historical Studies, and Art and Visual culture. In this way, your own specialisation stands in a robust framework of theoretical and methodological training with disciplinary and interdisciplinary levels. Great importance is attached to debates on recent scientific developments and on the research ideas of individual students. A tutor will help you to make your personal choices and to design the ideal programme tailored to your interests.
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typeonderzoek, 120 EC
start1 september
taalvolledig English
opleidingsduur2 jaar voltijd
heeft geen numerus fixus
geen honoursprogramma

Waarom aan de Radboud Universiteit?

The profile of this programme distinguishes itself by its emphasis on (new) philology: a burgeoning international interest in the genesis, publication and contextualisation of literary texts. With experts on American, German, French and English literature, but also excellent lecturers on Dutch, Spanish, Ancient Latin and Ancient Greek, you will have the opportunity to choose the research field of your preference and specialise within literary studies with the guidance of prominent scholars.

Open dagen en meeloopdagen

Masterdag Nijmegen
Tijdens de Masterdag op zaterdag 10 maart maak je kennis met ruim 50 masteropleidingen en de 175 masterspecialisaties van de Radboud Universiteit. Alle opleidingen geven een voorlichtingsronde over zowel de master als de pre-master. Op de informatiemarkt presenteren alle opleidingen zich.
Masteravond Nijmegen
Tijdens de Masteravond op donderdag 15 november maak je kennis met ruim 50 masteropleidingen en de 150 masterspecialisaties van de Radboud Universiteit. Alle opleidingen geven een voorlichtingsronde over zowel de master als de pre-master. Op de informatiemarkt presenteren alle opleidingen zich.


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opbouwThe curriculum of the research master Literary Studies consists of an interdisciplinary general programme and specific courses focussing on literary research. You will concentrate on the important theoretical and methodological issues and backgrounds of the Humanities. Various traditions of theories and methods will be addressed, always in the perspective of relevance for your own research progress and your future contributions to scholarly debates.
1e jaar The curriculum of the research master's programme Literary Studies consists of an interdisciplinary general programme and specific courses focusing on literary research. In the first year the focus will be on New Philology, its concepts and practical applicability. You will also be introduced into important contemporary international studies. This course builds on the knowledge you received on 20th century literary theories during your bachelor.
Academic writing
5 EC
(New) Philology
5 EC
15 EC
Theory of Scientific Research in Humanities
5 EC
Methods and Approaches in Humanities
5 EC
Contemporary Debates in Humanities
5 EC
International Literary and Research
5 EC
Key Research in Literary Studies
5 EC
10 EC
2e jaar In the second year you will have time for an internship or a stay at an institute or university at home or abroad. With the help of your tutor, you will write a publishable research article and a research master's thesis with which you will add new insights on current debates in Literary Studies.
5 EC
Training (study abroad or internship) stage
20 EC
Article and proposal
5 EC
Thesis afstuderen
30 EC


taal van onderwijs100% en
onderwijsopzet50% zelfstudie
50% theorie
literature study, research, tutorial, lecture, working group, self study

Toelating en studiekosten

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1 september 2017
aanmelding deadline : 1 juni 2017
wettelijk tarief : € 2006
instellingstarief : € 9432
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 9432
1 september 2018
aanmelding deadline : 1 juni 2018
collegegeld nog niet bekend
toelaatbare profielen
WO bachelorInstroom is mogelijk met een wo-bachelordiploma Grieks en Latijn, Nederlands, Romaans (Frans/Spaans), Engels, Amerikanistiek, Duits of Literatuurwetenschap.

Admission to the programme also partly depends on an individual interview to be conducted with the candidate.

Your average grade during the second and third years of your BA studies has to have been at least a 7.5 and your Bachelor's thesis had to have received a grade of at least 8.0.

You have a Bachelor's degree (Research University) in Greek and Latin languages and cultures, Dutch, Romance languages (Spanish or French), English, Spanish, French, German, Arabic, American Studies or any other language, or a Bachelor's degree in literary studies.

reference letter
We require a letter of reference from your BA thesis supervisor (or other relevant teacher).

You are able to demonstrate your motivation for and affinity with (inter)national academic research.

A selection committee will review each application. Admission depends partially on a personal interview and the committee reserves the right to set additional criteria for admission if necessary.

studie kosten
bron: Radboud Universiteit
bedrag kostenpost
€ 700levensonderhoud
€ 500studiematerialenper jaar
€ 300visa/permitper jaar
inbegrepen in collegegeld
registration fee

estimated monthly costs

bron: Nibud
315kamerhuur in Nijmegenrond het landelijk gemiddelde
158collegegeldop basis van € 1906 per jaar
80studieboeken en -spullen
77uiterlijkkleding, kapper, schoenen
132vrije tijdstappen, uit eten, vakantie
42vervoernaast de OV-kaart

€ 1183totale maandelijkse uitgaven landelijk gemiddelde is € 1181
Hiernaast staat een overzicht van de gemiddelde kosten die een uitwonende student heeft. Niet iedere student heeft met iedere kostenpost te maken. Het totaalgemiddelde is dus niet gelijk aan de optelsom van alle kostenposten.

Bekijk ook de uitgebreide toelichting: wat kost studeren?

Studenten en studentenleven


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19367 studenten aan de Radboud Universiteit
57% daarvan is vrouw
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Op kamers in Nijmegen

41385studenten studerend
18288studenten woonachtig   
€ 315gemiddelde kamerprijs
kamer betaalbaarheid
20 m2gemiddelde kameroppervlak
kamer beschikbaarheid
bron: Nationale Studenten Enquête


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1/3 Radboud Universiteit
Literary Studies
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
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2/3 Radboud Universiteit
Art and Visual Culture
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
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3/3 Radboud Universiteit
Historical Studies
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
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disclaimer: bovenstaande cijfers en beoordelingen zijn aangeleverd door de opleidingen zelf. Wij kunnen de juistheid niet garanderen.

Na de studie

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The intensive interdisciplinary training of Nijmegen graduates prepares the students for highly qualified jobs in politics, education, journalism, cultural life or business.
In short, at the end of the programme you'll:

  • Have acquired heuristic research skills at an advanced level.
  • Have gained general knowledge of leading perspectives, theories, concepts, and paradigm shifts in the humanities and advanced knowledge specifically for own field.
  • Be able to engage in the public debates regarding issues in the humanities.
  • Have acquired English academic writing skills and have practiced writing a publishable scholarly article and a proposal for a PhD project.
  • Have started to build up a professional international network.

Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt

This programme is intended to prepare students for an academic career, in particular as a PhD researcher. Radboud University has formal partnerships with other universities including Barcelona, Duisburg-Essen, Glasgow, Ljubljana, Münster, Poitiers and Siena.

Moreover, the intensive interdisciplinary training of Nijmegen graduates prepares them for highly qualified jobs in politics, education, journalism, cultural life or business.
current job market

Potentiële beroepen

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Student advisor

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