The Master's in Literature, Culture and Society draws on the fields of literature, cultural studies and intellectual history, and provides you with the knowledge and skills necessary to specialise in a major European literature in its broader intercultural contexts.
For centuries, literature has played – and continues to play – an important role in our understanding of how society is continuously being shaped and re-shaped. Literature is often associated with intellectual training and skills, Bildung, and (global) citizenship. In this programme, you are encouraged to creatively explore the field of European literature and culture in a broad sense. We address the role these literatures play in increasingly globalised and transcultural contexts. Europe, in this sense, is not just a designated continent, but rather a specific lens on a set of global relations.
The Master’s programme in Literature, Culture and Society suits students with a strong affinity for language and literature who want to contribute to contemporary cultural debates on topics as wide-ranging as national identity, education and (global) citizenship. The programme allows you to specialise in one of seven major European languages and literatures, including English, French, German, Italian, Scandinavian, Slavonic and Spanish. For students interested in Modern Greek literature, culture, and society, the English language specialisation programme offers the possibility to follow a course in this area.
Literature, Culture and Society is an accredited degree programme of Literary Studies. After successful completion of this programme, you will receive a legally accredited Master’s degree in Literary Studies and the title Master of Arts (MA).
|Degree programme||MA Literary Studies|
|Type||Regular study programme|
|Credits||60 ECTS, 12 months|
|Language of instruction||English, Language of the study programme|