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Literary Studies (research MA)

Universiteit van Amsterdam

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The two-year Research Master's programme Literary Studies offers a theoretically and historically informed survey of the diversity and diachronic complexity of literature.

Literary studies crosses borders – whether between cultures, periods, influences or media – and thus provides the perfect breeding ground for interdisciplinary and intercultural research. The Research Master's in Literary Studies distinguishes itself by offering students the opportunity to explore issues of interdisciplinarity through a specialised focus on the literary. It provides room for analysing the specificity of literature and other text-based media from a metahistorical perspective. This means that the programme offers students the tools to thoroughly reflect on literature from both a theoretical and historical perspective.
The programme benefits from the UvA's wide-ranging expertise in numerous European languages, such as English, French, German, Italian, Latin, Spanish, Scandinavian and Slavonic languages. It also draws from the UvA's strong interdisciplinary tradition in 'area studies' and cultural studies. Due to these strong ties, the programme does justice to both the breadth of the discipline and the depth of its specialisations. It does so by offering a modular programme on three levels of expertise and independence: the core courses, electives and tutorials.


2018 Full-time Institutioneel € 12025 / jaar
2018 Full-time Internationaal € 13225 / jaar
2018 Full-time Wettelijk voorgeschreven € 2060 / jaar


The two-year Research programme in Literary Studies yields 120 ECTS credits:
* 90 credits for courses, tutorials and electives
* 30 credits for a Master's thesis
The specific number of credits a student is required to obtain through coursework is determined by the admissions committee and is based on the student's previous qualifications. Fulfilment of all the requirements will take at least two years.

instruction modes

- Seminars and tutorials with supervision by specialists devoted to the in-depth study of a variety of topics.
* Supervised individual research resulting in a thesis.
* All classes are taught in small groups, with a maximum of 20 students.

job perspective

Literary Studies provides a valuable foundation for students who wish to go on to conduct independent research or who are considering a career in advisory organisations, scientific research organisations or the cultural sector.


To provide a valuable foundation for those students who will conduct independent research, and are considering a career in advisory organisations, scientific research organisations, or cultural activities.

tuition fee

Tuition fees are adjusted annually. For up-to-date information, please see www.uva.nl/collegegeld (Dutch students) or www.uva.nl/tuition (international students).

Niveau WO
Vorm Full-time
Incompany Nee
Open inschrijving Nee
Doorlooptijd 24 maanden
Type MA (Master of Arts)
Kosten (indicatie) Tussen de €450 en €1350
Titulatuur MA (Master of Arts)
Benodigde taalkennis Engels
Gefinancierd Regering
Afronding Diploma
Credits 120