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Literary Studies

Studying Literary and Cultural Analysis

Literary Studies (Literatuurwetenschap) at the University of Amsterdam offers four English-taught programmes: one Bachelor's and three Master's.

BA Literary and Cultural Analysis

MA Literary Studies: Comparative Literature

MA Arts and Culture: Comparative Cultural Analysis

rMA Arts and Culture: Cultural Analysis

The programmes

Our Bachelor's programme combines Literary and Cultural Studies and centers around the analysis of literary texts and cultural objects from different contexts, and the relation of these works to contemporary philosophical and societal issues. The Master's Comparative Cultural Analysis (one year) and Cultural Analysis (two years) stress Cultural Studies, while Comparative Literature (one year) focuses on Literary Studies.

Next to these programmes, you can also enrol in the following Master's programmes: 

Master's programmes in English:

English Literature and Culture

Literature, Culture and Society

Master's programmes in Dutch


Journalistiek en media

Research Master's

Literary Studies