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Bachelor
Literary and Cultural Analysis (Literary Studies)
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After graduation

With a Bachelor’s degree in hand, you can choose to enrol in a related Master’s programme or take your first steps on the job market. As a graduate of this programme, you will have the skills and knowledge required for a great range of intellectual, research, textual, creative, and critical careers. You will have broad knowledge of cultural phenomena and processes, and you be able to to write clear, informative, and well-structured texts. These are all vital skills for the cultural sector, education, journalism, and the commercial sector. Learn more about your opportunities below.

In particular, our Dutch students find employment in the following sectors:

  • Cultural institutions: curators or programmers for institutions like De Balie or Perdu;
  • Journalism and media: editors, writers, researchers at national publications, such as De Groene Amsterdammer, NRC, Vrij Nederland, de Volkskrant, Studio Sport;
  • Commercial writing and editing: writers and copy editors for all kinds of businesses requiring textual and linguistic expertise;
  • Publishing: published authors or editors at Boom Amsterdam, De Geus, or Prometheus; one of them has even started his publishing house;
  • Education: teachers at all levels, from primary school to university (please check the specific teaching requirements in your home country).

A related Master's programme

Most students enrol in a Master’s programme to acquire broader or more specialised academic knowledge. The UvA offers over 220 one-, one and a half- and two-year Master’s programmes, many of which are taught in English. If you are looking to acquire broader or more specialised academic knowledge following your Bachelor's, apply for one of the UvA's Master's programmes.

With a bachelor's degree in Literary and Cultural Analysis you can gain access to the one-year (60 EC) Master's programmes:

You can also enrol in a Dual Master's programme: a one and a half-year (90EC) professional programme that incorporates an internship placement. With a Bachelor's in Literary and Cultural Analysis, you meet the entry requirements for the following Dual Master's programmes:

If you have a strong interest in research, you can enrol in a two-year (120 ECTS credits) Research Master's programme. A selection procedure applies to all Research Master's students. With a Bachelor's in Literary and Cultural Analysis, you can apply for the following Research Master's: