Deze opleiding

Literature plays a role in the representation and shaping of contested spaces. In this master, you explore how literary texts have played a role in shaping our experience of such contested spaces.

Novels, poems, and plays shape our perceptions and affect our lived experience of such spaces as the nation, wilderness, or the body. These spaces are contested in our current context, and have been in the past centuries. We encourage you to pursue your fascination with the ways in which literary representations interact with real or imagined spaces, geographies and ecosystems. You focus on literature and three kinds of contested space: the (trans)national, the environment, and the body. We welcome students who are keen to hone their critical thinking and research skills; we offer you the chance to pursue your research interests under the guidance of specialists in the field.

Our program is taught by enthusiastic lecturers whose research focuses on the relations between literature and the body, transnational exchange, and ecocriticism. The lecturers in the program are specialists in the field of English or American Literature, from the early modern period to now. We also draw on the expertise of researchers of Dutch literature from the Golden Age to now. Our lecturers, mentors and tutors will provide you with individual guidance in the pursuit of your research interests.
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locatieAmsterdam
diplomaMA
typeonderzoek, 120 EC
start1 september
taalvolledig Engels
opleidingsduur2 jaar voltijd
accreditatiesNVAO
croho-code60958
heeft geen numerus fixus
geen honoursprogramma

Waarom aan de Amsterdam VU?

  • The Master's program is unique in the Netherlands.
  • The master Literature & Contested Space offers a personal approach. You can choose a tutor who helps you througout your program.
  • The theme of the master is relevant, unique and linked to current issues. Literature deals with people and this master focuses on a universal approach, not tied to countries or languages.
  • This master offers you the possibility to choose electives within the department or the faculty of Humanities.

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Studieprogramma

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1e jaar In your first year, you can choose to follow courses offered by the department or opt for a course from other department in the faculty. Next to these courses you will follow two research modules 'Digital & Environmental Humanities' and 'Humanities in Society' and two core courses 'National Historiographies and Contested Heritage' and 'Contesting Spaces'. Furthermore, you can choose to follow a course in a National Research School or the VU Summer Schools.
2e jaar In your second year, you can choose to go abroad or take an elective. Furthermore, you will follow the courses 'Environmental Humanities' and 'Humanities Research Career Preparation'. You will finish your master by writing a thesis on a subject of your choice.

Onderwijs

taal van onderwijs100% en
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onderwijsvormen
groepsdiscussie, groepsopdracht, individuele opdracht, literatuurstudie, mondelinge presentatie, onderzoek, onderzoeksvoorstel, werkcollege, werkgroep, zelfstudie
onderwijsvormen
The Research Master's is an intensive research oriented program. Due to its small scale you will work closely together with the professors. Most courses will be taught in tutorials, some as lectures. You will complete your two-year programme by writing a Master's thesis on a research project that you will carry out yourself.
doelstelling
The Research Master specialization Literature & contested spaces prepares you for a career as a researcher. We will train you in the skills required to pursue a PhD within academia, and guide you in the writing of a research proposal for a PhD project. You may also become a researcher outside the academic setting or embark on a career outside the field of research, for instance as an editor, a teacher or a language policy worker in education for a local or national government.

Toelating en studiekosten

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startmomenten

1 september 2018
aanmelding deadline : 1 juni 2018
wettelijk tarief : € 2060
1 June for Dutch and EU students, 1 April for non-EU students
toelatingseisen

cijfergemiddelde
In order to be admitted directly we require a full Bachelor's degree in linguistics and an average grade of minimally a 7.5 out of 10.

cijferlijst
A certified list of the academic results obtained to date (qualifications and lists of grades).

basiskennis
The student should have a proficient level of academic English, proof of excellent study results and motivation for doing academic research.

taaltoets
Unless English is your first language, you must be able to prove your knowledge of English is sufficient.

vooropleiding
Met de volgende bachelordiploma´s kun je instromen in de onderzoeksmaster Letterkunde:

  • Literatuur & Samenleving: Nederlands of Engels
  • Literatuurwetenschap
  • Klassieke talen
  • Een van de moderne talen (Duits, Engels, Frans, Nederlands)
  • Algemene cultuurwetenschappen met een letterkundig profiel

Daarnaast moet je voldoen aan de volgende voorwaarden:
  • Een studievoorstel, waarin je je studiekeuze en belangstelling voor de wetenschap motiveert en je interessesfeer aanduidt;
  • Goede studieresultaten; voor de letterkundeonderdelen tijdens je derde studiejaar moet je gemiddeld een 7,5 hebben;
  • Een bachelorscriptie met een eindcijfer van 7,5 of hoger;
  • Goede kennis van het Engels. Het is in je voordeel wanneer je daarnaast meerdere talen spreekt.

reference letter
Two letters of recommendation must be included in your application.

motivatiebrief
We require a motivation letter including a description of your research interests.

inbegrepen in collegegeld
registration fee
examination

Inschatting maandelijkse studiekosten

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424kamerhuur in Amsterdamboven landelijk gemiddelde
22internet+tv
152boodschappen/kostgeld
32telefoon
117verzekeringen
158collegegeldop basis van € 1906 per jaar
80studieboeken en -spullen
29drinken/snoep/snacks
77uiterlijkkleding, kapper, schoenen
30contributies/abonnementen
132vrije tijdstappen, uit eten, vakantie
42vervoernaast de OV-kaart
45overig

€ 1292totale 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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22357 studenten aan de Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
57% daarvan is vrouw
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studievereniging

Kliché
K.L.I.C.H.é (Kunst, Literatuur, Interdisciplinair, Communicatie, Historie, et cetera) is de studievereniging voor alle studenten van de afdelingen Kunst & Cultuur, Literatuur & Cultuur en Taal & Communicatie. K.L.I.C.H.é organiseert verschillende activite

Op kamers in Amsterdam

115129studenten studerend
47168studenten woonachtig   
€ 424gemiddelde kamerprijs
kamer betaalbaarheid
21 m2gemiddelde kameroppervlak
kamer beschikbaarheid
bron: Nationale Studenten Enquête

aan het woord: studenten en docenten

Amber Witsenburg
"This Research Master gives me the opportunity to dive further into my specific research interests. Within the research master I have a lot of freedom to compose my own study programme and take courses within other disciplines and at different universities. This way I am broadening my knowledge of literature by learning more about aspects of cultural analysis and philosophy, which I think will greatly help me in my research field."
Karin Diks
"The Research Master was at once a joy and a challenge. I hugely liked the master courses: the topics, theories and methods taught with passion, the lively classroom debates, and the unexpected insights and twists. It was equally nice to learn what fellow students were working on. Gradually, I developed a passion for postmillennial urban fiction and poetry. Always, I enjoyed discussing transnationalism, postcoloniality, history, intertextuality, spaces and places with my supervisor, Dr Babs Boter...
Dr Diederik Oostdijk. I always left those meetings with a buzzing head (in a good way). Marvellous it was to present my work to Dr Ramazani in person at a tutorial mini-conference. Finally, the great moment came when my loose, unruly ideas had fused into a consistent whole, securely penned within my thesis confines."


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Keuzehulp

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Studievergelijker

1/4 Amsterdam VU
Humanities Research: Literature & contested spaces
€ 424 gemiddelde kamerhuur
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2/4 Amsterdam VU
Humanities Research : Global History
€ 424 gemiddelde kamerhuur
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?% vrouw
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3/4 Amsterdam VU
Humanities Research: Linguistics
€ 424 gemiddelde kamerhuur
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?% vrouw
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4/4 Amsterdam VU
Humanities Research: Critical studies in art and culture
€ 424 gemiddelde kamerhuur
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?% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
disclaimer: bovenstaande cijfers en beoordelingen zijn aangeleverd door de opleidingen zelf. Wij kunnen de juistheid niet garanderen.

Na de studie

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Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt

The Research Master specialization Literature & Contested Spaces prepares you for a career as a researcher. We will train you in the skills required to pursue a PhD within academia, and guide you in the writing of a research proposal for a PhD project. You may also become a researcher in a cultural institution, government agency, or NGO.
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Contact

Irena Bunic

International Student Advisor

E: admissionsfa@vu.nl
T: +31205985252
Janet van der Meulen

Coordinator of the Research Master

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