Writing, Editing and Mediating

Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

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Deze opleiding

!Deze opleiding communiceert alleen in het Engels.
We tonen daarom de Engelstalige opleidingsinformatie.
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?

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

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, 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. In all cases, a good background in literary studies is required (60 ECTS)

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.

Waarom aan de RUG?

  • Training in writing about literature for non-academic audiences
  • Correcting and editing written English of various kinds
  • Modules that address issues related to modern publishing
  • Teaching in small groups (typically 15-20 students)
  • International staff

Studieprogramma

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opbouw
For more information about the variety of areas in which students can write their dissertations click the Research tab below
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As part of their WEM programme, students can opt for completing a 10-credit work placement (a.k.a. internship). At the Faculty of Arts, students are responsible for finding a placement for themselves and having it approved by the placement coordinator of their programme: see https://brightspace.rug.nl/d2l/le/lessons/91761/topics/1975958
The following can help you find a placement:

  • MA Literary Studies English Literature and WEM placements are typically at publishing houses, translation agencies and libraries.
  • Recent placements have taken students to Noordhoff Uitgevers, Malmberg BV, Boom Uitgevers, Staal & Roeland, Uitgeverij Deviant, Uitgeverij Nobelman, Koninklijke Brill NV, Xander Uitgevers, Global Textware, Uitgeverij Boekscout, Uitgeverij Luitingh-Sijthoff, Uitgeverij De Fonteijn, Uitgeverij Cossee Amsterdam, Universiteit Utrecht Universiteitsbibliotheek, Koninklijke Bibliotheek Den Haag, and the Poetry International Festival, Rotterdam.
  • Within the University of Groningen, the Special Collections department of the UG Library and the University Translation and Correction Service (Universitaire Vertaal- en Correctiedienst, UVC) have shown interest in working with English Literature and WEM master's students.
  • In addition the webpage of the Faculty of Arts Career Services provides links to a range of current placement opportunities.


An up-to-date version of the programme can be found in the online course catalogue.
periode
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WEM 5: Towards the Digital Text, Part A: Book History keuzevak
5 EC
WEM 6: Creative Writing, Part A: A Practical Introduction to Poetic Form keuzevak
5 EC
WEM 1: Modern Literature and Mediation keuzevak
10 EC
WEM 3: From Manuscript to Printed Book keuzevak
10 EC
WEM 2: Modern English Language keuzevak
10 EC
Master's Thesis (WEM) keuzevak
10 EC
Masterlanguage (English) (one or two modules) keuzevak
5 EC
English Literature Tutorials (one or two modules)* keuzevak
5 EC
WEM 5: Towards the Digital Text, Part B: Digital Remediation and Publishing keuzevak
5 EC
WEM 6: Creative Writing, Part B: Introduction to Creative Nonfiction keuzevak
5 EC
WEM 4: Translating and Editing onderzoek
20 EC
MA Placement in Writing, Editing and Mediating keuzevak
10 EC
Interdisciplinary Seminar (Literature) keuzevak stage
10 EC

specialisaties

specialisatie Master's placement

This master's track includes an optional work placement for which you are awarded ECTS credit points.

It is your responsibility to find a placement yourself, but the Mobility Office can offer help with this where necessary.

Onderwijs

taal van onderwijs100% en
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onderwijsvormen
group discussion, group assignment, literature study, oral presentation, research, project, seminar, internship, working group, self study
study guidance
If you have any questions or doubts about your studies, you can always contact the study advisor. She knows all the ins and outs of the programme. Study advisors are impartial and everything that is discussed is treated confidentially. They can also help you find the right place to direct queries about registration, grades and other administrative questions.
honours-/excellence program Master's Honours Programme

The Master's Honours Programme is a 15ECTS interdisciplinary course 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 2023

aanmelding deadline : 15 augustus 2023
wettelijk tarief : € 2314 (€1157 in het eerste jaar)
instellingstarief : € 13600
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 16000

1 september 2024

aanmelding deadline : 15 augustus 2024
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toelatingseisen

vooropleiding
BA in English Language and/or Literature; degree in another literature or culture area taught in English (e.g. American Studies) showing at least 60 ECTS or equivalent in literary studies (literary analysis, literary theory, genres, periods)

taaltoets
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.

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.

Bekijk ook de uitgebreide toelichting: wat kost studeren?

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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studievereniging

NUTS
NUTS has been the study association of the English department in Groningen for over 40 years, and we are still going strong. We make studying English a lot of fun by organising all sorts of activities throughout the year. Our diverse events include: drinks, high-teas, pub crawls, pub quizzes, book clubs, game nights and career events. As a NUTS-member, you benefit from a discount on your study books at Studystore (via our website) and free entrance to most of our events. Besides this,
NUTS annually organizes a trip abroad to for example the UK or Ireland.Check out our website www.svnuts.com or follow us on instagram (@svnuts)!

Op kamers in Groningen

55216studenten studerend
31914studenten woonachtig   
€ 303gemiddelde kamerprijs
kamer betaalbaarheid
21 m2gemiddelde kameroppervlak
kamer beschikbaarheid
bron: Nationale Studenten Enquête

aan het woord: studenten en docenten

Katrin Kugler
In fact, this master track made me realise what potential I have and the University of Groningen itself is an amazing university with which I can really identify myself. I am proud and very glad to be studying here.

My name is Katrin Kugler, I’m 22 years old and come from Munich, Germany. This is where I did my bachelor in English studies. I now chose to study the MA in Writing, Editing and Mediating at the University of Groningen, because I wanted to specialise more in the field of creative writing and the process of producing literature. The WEM master track here is the perfect opportunity to do so because it offers a good range of fascinating seminars...
In general, Groningen is a vibrant student-city. Studying the WEM master at the University of Groningen was the best decision I could have made and I can only recommend it. If I had to summarize the WEM master in three words, I would say it is inspiring, challenging and creative. In fact, this master track made me realise what potential I have and the University of Groningen itself is an amazing university with which I can really identify myself. I am proud and very glad to be studying here.


lees verder ...
Laura Baeten
werkzaam als Desk Editor bij SVH
“It's the combination of academic and practical perspectives that helps you prepare for a job.” – Laura Baeten

People used to ask me whether I wanted to become a teacher or a translator when I told them I studied English. “Neither,” was my response. I studied English because I wanted to become an editor, which is why the Master's track in Writing, Editing and Mediating was the logical next step.

Right after graduation, two freelance opportunities came my way, so I decided to register my own freelance editing business, EditUp...
After a year, I decided to hand in my notice to embark on a new, full-time adventure. Little did I know that this would become a rollercoaster of experiences!From being a desk editor at SVH (an educational publisher for the hospitality industry) to being a content coordinator at an instructional design agency to being an editor of English translations at a translation agency, I am happy to be back at being a desk editor at SVH. As a desk editor, my responsibilities extend far beyond the text, and it’s this combination of project management, collaborating with people from various disciplines and editing that makes me look forward to each new workday.And each workday I notice that the skills and knowledge I’ve acquired during my MA are incredibly useful. Even though I was taught in English, I can transfer these skills to the Dutch language. I learned how to think about language, how to think as an editor, and how to substantiate all my editing decisions. This practical approach is what I think makes this programme so valuable, even more so when you take the opportunity to do an internship. It’s this combination of academic and practical perspectives that helps you prepare for a job, which in my view is the strength of the Master's track in Writing, Editing and Mediating.


lees verder ...

Keuzehulp

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Studievergelijker

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€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
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€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
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€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
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€ 424 gemiddelde kamerhuur
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Comparative Literature
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In 2017 hebben meer dan 280.000 studenten hun oordeel gegeven over hun studie en instelling.

Writing, Editing and Mediating aan de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen is beoordeeld door 28 respondenten. Gemiddeld waarderen ze de opleiding met 3.8 uit 5.

Na de studie

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Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt

Upon graduation students hold a (60 ECTS) MA degree in Literary Studies with a track in Writing, Editing and Mediating from the UG. A student's career after that depends on the kind of person they are. Writing and editing skills can be applied in many settings. Language is central to studying human behaviour and activities. Proper communication through writing in a correct and organised way provides a challenge to many people, and you could assist them or guide them in this process.

Many of the skills a Literary Studies MA teaches are transferable. You will probably find that your analytical competence, ability to write, and capacity to solve problems will significantly improve after completing an MA degree. Although the programme is taught and assessed in English, many of its skills are generic but significant—such as punctuality, attention to detail, self-motivation, written communication etc.—and students have gone on to work in non-Anglophone settings.

We encourage our students to complete a 10 ECTS internship in a field of their interest. In the first term of the MA, a career event is organised to give students information and resources to realise their internship (though be aware that an internship may prolong your registration at university since it may not always be possible to organise it in the best period for you).

Job examples

With your MA-degree you could work in publishing houses, for magazines as well as books publishers. You could also become a policy consultant (Dutch: Beleidsmedewerker), or an advisor to (inter)national governmental organizations and NGOs. You could also become an expert on dealing with writing in education, companies, or government agencies. You may also choose to pursue a career as lecturer or researcher in higher education.

Through a combination of a research-driven approach and knowledge of applying theory to real life situations, our programme prepares students for the following jobs:



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