Literary Studies

Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

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Deze opleiding

!Deze opleiding communiceert alleen in het Engels.
We tonen daarom de Engelstalige opleidingsinformatie.
Are you interested in the study of literature? Investigate our tracks to see the courses we offer.

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locatieGroningen
diplomaMA
typeregulier, 60 EC
start1 september
taalvolledig English
opleidingsduur12 maanden voltijd
accreditatiesNVAO
croho-code60813
numerus fixusnee
honoursheeft honours track

The one-year Master's degree in Literary Studies offers three tracks and you should click on the links below to find out more detailed information about each of them.

In the track in European Literatures and Interculturality you study the arts and literature of Europe. You will explore subjects such as the impact of globalization on European literature; and the shifting of world views within European art. You will focus on the language and culture you studied as a Bachelor's student.

The track in English Literature and Culture explores English literary classics and new works of English literature in their cultural context. As a student of this programme, you can draw from the full historical and geographical sweep of literatures in the English language.

In the Writing, Editing and Mediating track you focus on all aspects of writing, editing and publishing. You will improve your English writing and editing skills. In addition, you will learn to help others in their writing process. The track is meant for graduates with a near-native command of the English language.

Read more about the discipline of European Languages and Cultures.

Read more about the discipline of English Language and Culture.

Studieprogramma

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tracks

track Writing, Editing and Mediating (WEM)

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?

Working with texts in a professional setting involves a special set of skills. The Writing, Editing and Mediating Master's track (often abbreviated to WEM), offers students a choice of courses that focus on non-fiction writing for specific audiences, the history of texts in their various forms (from manuscript to digital book), proof-reading and correcting English texts, and producing texts for publication. Topics addressed include censorship, copyright, scholarly editions, critical theory and social issues in contemporary literature.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.The one-year Master's track in Writing, Editing and Mediating (WEM) is a track within the Master's degree in Literary Studies and is run by the Department of English Language and Culture. It is taught and assessed wholly in English.

track European Literatures and Interculturality



How do literature and culture interact with and reflect on socio-political challenges such as the EU (dis)integration, rise of populism or migration crises? How can literature facilitate inclusion, empathy and intercultural awareness, and contribute to sustainable societies and environmental issues? How can literary analysis be applied to other cultural forms or productions? What does it mean when we say: “culture is political” and “politics is cultural”?.In the Master's track European Literature and Interculturality, you will explore the connection between literature and culture in the processes of nation-building, the formation of attitudes towards migration, environmental issues and other socio-political issues. This track teaches you academic skills and approaches that will prepare you to operate as a cultural expert wherever texts are involved: in the media, institutions and networks.Each course builds on a theoretical foundation and simultaneously trains your research skills and ability to communicate with a range of different audiences. This unique and innovative literature programme is based on cutting-edge research in literary studies, 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. Students have to choose one of the following major languages to study: French, Frisian, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish and Swedish.You will follow the language-specific courses and one or two interdisciplinary seminars in literature which are team-taught by experts from different fields. Examples of such interdisciplinary courses include: 'Literature and Conflict' and 'Modernist Geographies’. It is possible to replace the Interdisciplinary seminar by a Master's placement.

track English Literature and Culture

Literary study is socially relevant: from the medieval to the modern, it maps the forces which divide and unite people. English is the global language of cultural exchange and experiment.

The themes of conflict and co-operation are at the core of the Master's track in English Literature and Culture, a programme that allows students a broad choice from a range of modules drawing on the full historical and geographical sweep of literatures in English.

It is a key tenet of the track that the academic study of English literature can be used to reflect on the ways that people - as individuals and as groups - interact with one another, and that it provides a catalyst for insight into contemporary social debates. Literature captures the separation and the solidarity of its writers and audiences in a manner particular to itself: it is a multidisciplinary practice that is as various as the texts it studies. The programme's core themes of conflict and co-operation are linked to sustainable society, a research priority of the university.For more information see: English Language & Culture.

Onderwijs

taal van onderwijs100% en
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study guidance
Each Master's degree programme has a study advisor whom you can contact if you have questions or need advice about your degree programme and other study-related matters. Everything you discuss will be treated confidentially. If you have a more complex problem, for example study delay, a performance disability or if you are ill for a long time, you should contact a student counsellor.
In addition, you can also follow various courses at the Study Support section of the Student Service Centre (SSC), for example on study stress and holding presentations.

honours-/excellence program Master's Honours Programme

The Master's Honours Programme was developed especially for students who want to get more from their studies.

It is a programme worth 15 ECTS that is followed in addition to the standard Master's programme. It is a one-year interdisciplinary programme that is designed to introduce students to various aspects of leadership.

Toelating en kosten

startmomenten

1 september 2022

aanmelding deadline : 15 augustus 2022
wettelijk tarief : € 2209 (€1105 in het eerste jaar)
instellingstarief : € 12380
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 14570

1 september 2023

aanmelding deadline : 15 augustus 2023
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toelatingseisen

taaltoets
Writing, Editing and Mediating / English Literature and Culture:
Additional English language requirement: a TOEFL iBT with a score of 110 (min. of 25 on all items); an IELTS, Academic Module, with a score of 8 (min. of 7.5 on all items); ERK level C1. Cambridge C1 Advanced (level A) or C2 Proficiency with a minimum score of 200. If your BA does not certify this, you may have to take an appropriate language test.

European Literatures and Cultures:
Additional English language requirement: 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). Cambridge: C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency with a minimum score of 180.

vooropleiding
For specific information on the entry requirements for the MA track English Literature and Culture, see: https://www.rug.nl/masters/english-literature-and-culture/#!requirements

For specific information on the entry requirements for the MA track European Literatures and Interculturality, see: https://www.rug.nl/masters/european-literatures-and-interculturality/#!requirements

For specific information on the entry requirements for the MA track Writing, Editing and Mediating, see: https://www.rug.nl/masters/writing-editing-and-mediating/#!requirements

estimated monthly costs

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303kamerhuur in Groningenrond het landelijk gemiddelde
22internet+tv
152boodschappen/kostgeld
32telefoon
117verzekeringen
172collegegeldop basis van € 2060 per jaar
80studieboeken en -spullen
29drinken/snoep/snacks
77uiterlijkkleding, kapper, schoenen
30contributies/abonnementen
132vrije tijdstappen, uit eten, vakantie
42vervoernaast de OV-kaart
45overig

€ 1171totale 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.

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Studenten en studentenleven

studentaantallen

63 studenten volgen deze opleiding
75% daarvan is vrouw
9 eerstejaars gestart in 2017
56% daarvan is vrouw
29331 studenten aan de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
51% daarvan is vrouw
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Op kamers in Groningen

55216studenten studerend
31914studenten woonachtig   
€ 303gemiddelde kamerprijs
kamer betaalbaarheid
21 m2gemiddelde kameroppervlak
kamer beschikbaarheid
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aan het woord: studenten en docenten

Freelance editor at EditUp

After I graduated, I wanted to gain experience and get even better at what I like doing best: writing and editing. I registered with the Chamber of Commerce and started working as a freelance editor at my own editing business 'EditUp', where I write, translate and edit academic and publicity texts for various clients. I work in Dutch and English for both digital and print media. I also have a part-time job as a content editor at Oberst BV.The knowledge that I acquired in the Master's track in Writing, Editing and Mediating has proven indispensable in both my jobs...
The programme enables you to study interesting literature while at the same time training you in the field of editing. It taught me to write and edit, and also to support my writing and editing choices with relevant theories. I can now use this knowledge and these skills to justify my texts to my clients. The opportunity to gain practical experience in a placement gives the programme great added value. I was given the opportunity to do an internship at the Marketing, Communication and Sales department of Dutch National Opera & Ballet. I was responsible for writing, editing and translating texts such as biographies, flyers, interviews and articles for the magazine Odeon and the internal personnel magazine.The combination of academic and practical perspectives will help you translate your knowledge and understanding to the labour market. In my view, this is the strength of this Master's track!


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Keuzehulp

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Studievergelijker

1/20 RUG
Letterkunde
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
9 eerstejaars
55% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
2/20 RUG
Europese Letteren en Interculturaliteit
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
9 eerstejaars
55% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
3/20 RUG
English Literature and Culture
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
9 eerstejaars
55% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
4/20 RUG
Writing, Editing and Mediating
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
9 eerstejaars
55% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
5/20 Universiteit Leiden
Italian Literature and Culture
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
10 eerstejaars
100% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
6/20 Universiteit Leiden
German Literature and Culture
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
10 eerstejaars
100% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
7/20 Universiteit Leiden
Literature in Society. Europe and Beyond
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
10 eerstejaars
100% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
8/20 Universiteit Leiden
French Literature and Culture
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
10 eerstejaars
100% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
9/20 Universiteit Leiden
English Literature and Culture
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
10 eerstejaars
100% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
10/20 Universiteit Leiden
Literary Studies
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
10 eerstejaars
100% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
11/20 Radboud Universiteit
Literair bedrijf
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
? eerstejaars
NAN% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Nederlandstalig
12/20 Radboud Universiteit
Letterkunde
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
? eerstejaars
NAN% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Nederlandstalig
13/20 Radboud Universiteit
Literatuur en Samenleving
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
? eerstejaars
NAN% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Nederlandstalig
14/20 UU
Literatuur vandaag
€ 336 gemiddelde kamerhuur
25 eerstejaars
?% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
15/20 Amsterdam UVA
Comparative Literature
€ 424 gemiddelde kamerhuur
20 eerstejaars
80% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
16/20 Amsterdam UVA
English Literature and Culture
€ 424 gemiddelde kamerhuur
20 eerstejaars
80% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
17/20 Amsterdam UVA
Literature, Culture and Society
€ 424 gemiddelde kamerhuur
20 eerstejaars
80% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
18/20 Amsterdam UVA
Literature and Education
€ 424 gemiddelde kamerhuur
20 eerstejaars
80% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
19/20 Amsterdam VU
Nederlandse Letterkunde en het Literaire Veld
€ 424 gemiddelde kamerhuur
2 eerstejaars
50% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Nederlandstalig
20/20 Amsterdam VU
English Literature in a Visual Culture
€ 424 gemiddelde kamerhuur
2 eerstejaars
50% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
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Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt

Your possibilities depend on your track. You might work as a translator, journalist or writer. You could also find a job in the field of education, research or publishing. Other options are functions at cultural organizations and government institutes.

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