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Comparative Literature (Literary Studies)


The Master's in Comparative Literature prepares you for a career in a wide range of fields.

The Job Market

A degree in Comparative Literature can be an invaluable differentiator in a crowded and competitive job market. Close observation and analytical talents allied with communication dexterity prepares students for a career in any sector of cultural life, education, publishing, the arts, journalism, media, communications and civil service. 

Employers value the ability to investigate a problem and find a solution. The programme will hone your observation, interpreting, integrating, theorising and articulation skills, skills that are essential in operations and marketing research roles in business, non-profit or creative industry intelligence.

An Academic Career

Graduates may also pursue a PhD or a Research Master’s, such as Literary Studies or Cultural Analysis at the UvA. A one-year Comparative Literature degree can also assist you in qualifying for research grants or other academic degree trajectories, such as Library Science, Law or Management.