Literary Studies

The minor Literary Studies offers an overview of European literary history and its main aspects.


Number of EC

30 EC

Number of courses

4 compulsory courses


Block 1

Minor coordinator

Dr. Paul Bijl

Course overview

Literary Studies

Minor code


Entry requirements

None (not open to students in the BA-programme Literary Studies/Literatuurwetenschap)

Associated MA programmes
Register between 30 May and 13 June 2022 12.00

Make sure to register for the minor as well as all its courses

What is this minor about?

The minor explains what Literary Studies is, what approaches are used in the field, and the questions this discipline tries to answer. You get an overview of thinking about literature and a theoretical exploration of the role of literature in society. You get to know the most important aspects of thinking about literature and its role in society. This is a good preparation for a master's programme in this field of study.

This minor is not accessible to students of the BA-programme Literary Studies/Literatuurwetenschap.


    The minor Literary Studies consists of 4 compulsory courses (30 EC). The first 2 courses of this minor are offered in Dutch and English in parallel groups. In principle, you can choose the language per course, but it is also possible that, due to the efficient filling of the groups, a place in a certain language group will be assigned.

      Application and registration

      How to register for this minor and its course modules, depends on whether you are a student of Utrecht University or not.

      More information

      If you wish to know more, or have questions about this minor, please contact the Student Desk Humanities.