The Research Master's Programme Comparative Literary Studies lasts for two years and has a 120 EC study load. 


The Course planner contains an overview of the courses in your study programme, including useful information about individual courses. Do not forget to select the proper academic year from the pull-down menu!

Below you will find a more detailed description of your curriculum.

Your mentor and/or the programme coordinator are available if you require assistance selecting your courses. As a student of this programme, you may also take the supplementary course Academic Writing in English.


Your programme takes 2 years:

  • Year 1: Core Curriculum, Research School I and an elective
  • Year 2: Study Abroad, Internship and/or more electives, as well as Research School II and the Master's Thesis

Year 1

Semester 1 & 2
  • Modern and Contemporary Literature Seminar
Block 1 (15 EC)
  • Core Theories
  • Thinking Literature
  • Humanities Today
Block 2 (15 EC)
  • Literature in the Postcolony
  • Media Materialities
  • Cultural Memory and Citizenship
Block 3 (15 EC)
  • Research Lab
  • Distant Reading
  • Masterclasses
Block 4 (15 EC)
  • Research Lab part II
  • Aesthetics of the Posthuman (or another elective)
  • Research School I

Year 2

Block 1 & 2 (30 EC)
  • Study Abroad
  • Research School II
  • Electives
  • Internship
Block 3 & 4 (30 EC)
  • Master's Thesis
  • Thesis Lab
  • Graduate Conference


You may choose one of the following profiles:

Exam requirements

When you start this programme, you will be registered for its exam programme. This is a 'translation' of the exam requirements described in the Education and Examination Regulations. In order to complete your Master's programme you will need to meet the exam requirements.

Study Progress Report (SPR)

Your study progress report lists all of your current results, and tells you how far along you are in meeting your exam requirements. View your study progress report in OSIRIS > tab Progress.