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Why study Literary and Cultural Analysis at the UvA?

Unique perspective

A combination of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature, offering philosophical and political insights into art, literature and popular culture.

Ample freedom of choice

You will be able to combine our core courses with electives in Media Studies, Philosophy, Comparative Literature, Art History and History.

A vibrant community

You will be taught by leading intellectuals focused on contemporary global developments in a student community comprising more than 60 nationalities.

Ideal study environment

Amsterdam is a vibrant and creative European hub with a rich literary and cultural heritage.

Is Literary and Cultural Analysis right for you?

  1. You want to gain the intellectual knowledge and skills to interpret and reflect on literature, art and popular culture. 
  2. You are eager to be proactively engaged with concrete objects, such as novels and films. 
  3. You are keen to be part of an international classroom with 110 first-year students. 
  4. You would like to study at the highest ranked university in the Netherlands. 
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Discover Literary and Cultural Analysis

In Literary and Cultural Analysis, we study literary texts, film, art, or political speeches and invite scrutiny of the cultural objects we actually deal with daily: youtube clips, tweets, rituals, public demonstrations, photographs, architecture, graffiti, costumes, textiles and so on. Watch our video of a recent case study.

Kalliope Bournias, student
Copyright: Greetje van der Werf
While studying I found my interests shift from literature toward theory; this Bachelor's is very much theory-based – I love it! Kalliope Bournias, student Read the interview
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Facts & Figures
Degree programme
BA Literary Studies
Regular study programme
Full-time, part-time
180 ECTS, 36 months
Language of instruction
Starts in
CROHO code
University Quarter