The Master's programme Literature and Education responds to the need to broaden and improve our language skills and cultural literacies by offering a set of courses in which students achieve intercultural expertise in specific languages and literatures.
For centuries, literature has played – and continues to play – an important role in educational institutions as well as in our understanding of what it means to be educated: for centuries, literature – and cultural in general – has been associated with intellectual training and skills, Bildung, citizenship, and global citizenship. The programme Literature and Education focuses the practical and conceptual ties between literature and education by addressing questions such as: how does one ‘teach’ literature? What is it that literature teaches us?
The Masters’ programme Literature and Education has been set up for language students of the following languages and literatures:
Students are expected to have an interest in language and literacy learning, as well as literary and cultural education.
Accredited by: NVAO in: Netherlands
The Master's programme Literature and Education comprises 60 ECTS credits:
You can apply until:
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You only need to take one of these language tests:
The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score.
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The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing).
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The Master's in Literature and Education is open for application to all students with:A University’s Bachelor’s degree
The Master's in Literature and Education is open for application to all students holding a Bachelor’s degree from the UvA or from another accredited university in:
* The Bachelor’s programme should contain at least 15 ECTS in Linguistics and 15 EC in Literature (or the relevant equivalent).
** The candidate should have completed at least 30 ECTS in the language he/she wishes to specialise in as well as written a thesis in or about the specialisation language.
The level of the Bachelor's diploma from a foreign higher education institution must be equal to three years of Dutch university education (to be judged by the Examinations Board).
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