Literary and Cultural Studies, M.A.

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  • 24 months
    Duration
  • 11000
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The degree programme offers an in-depth, integrated training in the academic study of the arts and their function in culture and society (by arts is meant literature, film, drama, music, and the new digital arts) with a focus on knowledge, skills and insight.
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding

About

How do literature, film and theatre reflect and influence society, now and in the past? What role do the arts play in processes of cultural change? Find out in this programme.

  • The two-year Master's programme in Literary and Cultural Studies is a specialization within the two Research Master's degrees in Literary Studies and in Arts and Culture.
  • The programme in Literary and Cultural Studies provides you with an advanced investigation of the arts. You will focus specifically on the role the arts play in processes of cultural change. Also, you will study arts and culture in general and specialize in one of these art forms: literature, film, theatre, music, and multimedia forms.
  • The programme has a multi-disciplinary approach. You will study the arts from perspectives such as history, philosophy and sociology. In addition, the programme is closely related to the multidisciplinary research carried out at the Groningen Research Institute for the Study of Culture (ICOG).

Job perspectives

As a graduate of this programme, you will have an analytical, critical and independent attitude towards the arts and culture. You will be well prepared for a research career in the areas of literature, arts and culture, both at universities and private research institutes.

Job examples

  • Research-oriented career in the public or private sector

Accreditation

NVAO (nl) until February 25, 2016

Programme Structure

Courses year 1

  • Madness and Art (10 EC)
  • Research Seminar I (10 EC)
  • Research Seminar II (10 EC)
  • LCW: Theory and Methods in the Arts (10 EC)
  • Research Seminar IV (10 EC)
  • Research Seminar III (10 EC)

Courses year 2

  • LCS: Specialization 1 (10 EC)
  • LCS: Specialization 2 (10 EC)
  • LCS: Specialization 3 (10 EC)
  • Master's thesis (30 EC)

courses:

  • Utopia and Dystopia
  • Theory and Methods in the Arts
  • Research specialization in Film, Theatre, Literature, Music or Multi- or New Media Arts

Study abroad

  • Study abroad is optional

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Application deadline Dutch students - May 01, 2015; EU/EEA students - May 01, 2015; non-EU/EEA students - March 01, 2015
  • Start date
  • Credits (ECTS)
    120 ECTS
  • Duration full-time 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • Educational variant Full-time

Academic Requirements

Dutch students

knowledge minimum

Sufficient English skills:

  • TOEFL: 620/260/105
  • IELTS: 7

previous education

a Bachelor diploma (with results credited as very good) in a field related to:

  • Language and cultural studies (with a specialization in literature, film and culture)
  • American Studies
  • Arts and Culture studies (literature, film/television, theatre, music, multi- and new media)
  • Art policy and management

International students

previous education

a Bachelor diploma (with results credited as very good) in a field related to:

  • Language and cultural studies (with a specialization in literature, film and culture)
  • American Studies
  • Arts and Culture studies (literature, film/television, theatre, music, multi- and new media)
  • Art policy and management

other admission requirements

The selection procedure is based on an evaluation of degree certificates and individual results, proficiency in English, excellent academic record, letter of motivation, two letters of recommendation and thesis or paper

Minimum language requirement for MA:

  • internet based (itb) TOEFL: 105 (with a minimum of 24 on all items)
  • IELTS Academic Module: 7.0 (with a minimum of 6.5 for all components)

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 11000 International
  • EUR 1951 EEA
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