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Pre-Master’s programme

Literary Studies

This programme grants access to the following tracks of the Master's Literary Studies: MA Comparative Literature, MA English Literature and Culture and MA Literature, Culture and Society. It does not grant access to the research Master's Literary Studies.

Please note: this pre-Master's programme is taught in English and is only accessible to students with a Dutch or other EU nationality.

Programme

If you have obtained an academic Bachelor’s degree, you do not need to take the two Academic Skills courses (2 x 6 ECTS), which means that the programme will comprise 30 ECTS instead of 42 ECTS. Below you see the programme of the current academic year; the courses in the coming academic year may differ slightly. The Course Catalogue for the new academic year will be published in May.

Recommended for Comparative Literature

COURSES SEM 1 SEM 2 SEMESTER 1 SEMESTER 2 EC
  • Academic Skills pre-Master's
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    ???studyprogramme .period??? 3
    12
  • English Literature 4: Literary Theory
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    6
  • Art, Science and Technology
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    6
  • Moving Images in Film and Literature
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    6
  • Cultural Analysis
    ???studyprogramme .period??? 4
    6
  • Philosophy of the Humanities (Area Studies)
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    6
UvA Course Catalogue - Pre-Master's Literary Studies Comparative Literature

Recommended for English Literature and Culture

COURSES SEM 1 SEM 2 SEMESTER 1 SEMESTER 2 EC
  • Academic Skills pre-Master's
    ???studyprogramme .period??? 1
    ???studyprogramme .period??? 3
    12
  • English Literature 4: Literary Theory
    ???studyprogramme .period??? 1
    6
  • Art, Science and Technology
    ???studyprogramme .period??? 2
    6
  • Contemporary World Literature
    ???studyprogramme .period??? 4
    6
  • Philosophy of the Humanities (Area Studies)
    ???studyprogramme .period??? 4
    6
  • English Literature 3: The Long Nineteenth Century
    ???studyprogramme .period??? 5
    6
UvA Course Catalogue - Pre-Master's Literary Studies English Literature and Culture

Recommended for Literature, Culture and Society

COURSES SEM 1 SEM 2 SEMESTER 1 SEMESTER 2 EC
  • Academic Skills pre-Master's
    ???studyprogramme .period??? 1
    ???studyprogramme .period??? 3
    12
  • English Literature 4: Literary Theory
    ???studyprogramme .period??? 1
    6
  • Art, Science and Technology
    ???studyprogramme .period??? 2
    6
  • Europese literaire klassieken
    ???studyprogramme .period??? 2
    6
  • Literary Worlds: World Literature and Globalisation
    ???studyprogramme .period??? 4
    6
  • Philosophy of the Humanities (Area Studies)
    ???studyprogramme .period??? 4
    6
UvA Course Catalogue - Pre-Master's Literary Studies Literature, Culture and Society

Procedure: register via Studielink

  1. Submit an enrolment request in Studielink for the Master’s Literary Studies / Letterkunde 60 ECTS
    You cannot enrol directly in the pre-Master’s, but you must follow the application procedure for the Master’s programme. Please complete all of the steps of the application process, including the application in MyInfo and the submission of all of the required application documents. This will ensure that you can automatically be admitted to the Master's in the following academic year.
  2. Wait for the admission decision
    The selection committee will assess your prior education. If you are able to meet the entry requirements for the Master’s by completing the pre-Master’s programme, you will receive a rejection for the Master's and a positive decision for the pre-Master’s.
  3. Submit an enrolment request in Studielink for the pre-Master’s Literary Studies
    Only after you have been (conditionally) admitted to the pre-Master’s do you register for the pre-Master’s Literary Studies in Studielink. If you successfully complete the pre-Master’s programme within a year, you will automatically be admitted to the Master’s. 

Application deadline

The application deadline for a pre-Master’s corresponds with that of the Master’s you wish to do. Please check the Master’s of your choosing for the application deadline.

Costs

The tuition fee rate for a pre-Master’s programme in the academic year 2021-2022 is €36.13 per ECTS, with a maximum of €2,168. This means that for a 42 ECTS pre-Master’s programme, the fee is €1,517.60; for a 30 ECTS programme, the fee is €1,084.

More information

Dr. D.A. (David) Duindam

Faculty of Humanities

Literatuurwetenschap

Dr R.W.H. (Rudolph) Glitz

Faculty of Humanities

Capaciteitsgroep Engelse taal en cultuur

Prof. dr. S. (Shelley) Godsland

Faculty of Humanities

Capaciteitsgroep Romaanse talen en culturen

Facts & Figures
Mode Full-time
Credits 30/42 ECTS, 12 months
Language of instruction English
Conditions for admission University of applied sciences degree (HBO), Academic/research university degree (WO)
Starts in September