The Master's Programme Literature Today lasts for one year and has a 60 EC study load. Please refer to the Fact Sheet as a supplement to the student website and as a guide during your academic year.
The first thing you decided when enrolling as a student of this Master’s programme was which of the three tracks you wish to follow:
Track 1: English and Comparative Literature
Track 2: Dutch Literature
Track 3: Modern Literatures in European Languages: French, German and Hispanic Literature
- Compulsory courses
- Master's thesis (20 EC), which can be combined with an internship or research project.
Each track offers the opportunity to profile yourself according to your own interests and expertise, with a set of courses to choose from. All students in all tracks follow the courses The World, the Text, the Critic (block 1) and most of you also Publishing: From Manuscript to Bestseller (block 2), both taught in English. That way you will get to know and exchange ideas with all students enrolled in the programme. Apart from these two, all other courses are track-specific. All courses in track 1 are taught in English and focus on English and Comparative Literature. All courses in track 2 (apart from the two shared courses) are taught in Dutch and focus on Dutch literature. Students in track 3 follow the two shared courses in English, a set of courses in the language of their sub-track (3a. French; 3b. German; 3c. Hispanic) and they can choose between critical writing courses in Dutch or English. The critical writing courses are co-taught by our academic faculty and renowned literary critics. Also, in the shared course Publishing: From Manuscript to Bestseller and in the regular Lecture Seminar you will be taught by and converse with professionals from the literary field.
The Course planner contains an overview of the courses in your study programme's exam requirements, including useful information about individual courses. Do not forget to select the proper academic year from the pull-down menu!
During the first term of your programme you choose the contents of your study path, together with your Programme Coordinator or tutor. You can choose one of the following study paths: