In the Bachelor's Literary and Cultural Analysis, you will develop the intellectual knowledge and skills to interpret and reflect on literature, art, and popular culture. The programme is taught entirely in English.
The programme comprises a number of mandatory subjects that introduce you to the fields of study, various methods of analysis and interpretation, and key theoretical concepts. You will focus on Cultural Theory and Cultural Studies, as well as tailoring your curriculum by choosing a minor and electives in a wide range of subjects. You will also have the opportunity to study abroad for a semester or do an internship.
The first year of the programme is introductory in character. This means that your courses will provide you with an overview of the entire discipline.
The second and third years of the programme build on the foundations laid in the first year courses, focussing specifically on Cultural Theory and Cultural Studies.
Literary and Cultural Analysis is a three-year Bachelor’s degree of 180 ECTS credits. Each academic year accounts for 60 credits (ECTS) and comprises two semesters, with each semester composed of two 8-week blocks and one 4-week block.
As a Bachelor’s student, you are expected to spend an average of 42 hours a week on your studies.
Highly-motivated students may qualify to take part in a selective honours programme. This programme accounts for an additional 30 ECTS and will help familiarise you with various other aspects of academic research and prepare you for a subsequent Research Master's degree.
It is possible to enrol in this programme as a part-time student.
Visit the UvA Course Catalogue for a detailed overview of the Literary and Cultural Analysis courses.
The Bachelor's programme Literary and Cultural Analysis forms part of the broad label Literary Studies. The quality of this programme has been positively accredited by the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO). This means that after successful completion of the programme you will receive a recognised Bachelor’s degree in Literary Studies and the title Bachelor of Arts (BA).