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The award
MA

How long you will study
12 months

Domestic course fees
EUR 2060

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
February, September

International course fees
EUR 11500

All study options

About European Literatures and Cultures at University of Groningen

Welcome to the Master's track in European Literatures and Cultures. Based on cutting-edge research in literary studies, this unique and innovative literature programme is international in scope and comprises several modern European languages.

The Master's track in European Literatures and Cultures islocated at the Department of European Languages and Cultures. Thisinternational, interdisciplinary and multilingual environmentoffers excellent opportunities for research and immerses them invibrant networks of experts across different European countries andlanguages such as English, French, German, Italian, Russian,Spanish and Swedish.
The Master's track in European Literatures andCultures provides you with academic skills and approaches thatwill prepare you to operate as a cultural expert wherever texts areinvolved: in the media, in institutions and innetworks.
Each course builds on a theoretical foundation, but at the sametime trains your research skills and ability to communicate with a range of different audiences.
Examples of language-specific courses in literature currently beingtaught can be found in the course catalogue, see https://www.rug.nl/(...)owpos?opleiding=5346.
Besides, students may choose one or two interdisciplinary seminarsin literature which are team-taught by experts from differentfields. Examples of such interdisciplinary courses include:'Literature and Conflict' and 'Modernist Geographies.'

Welcome to the Master's track in European Literatures and Cultures. Based on cutting-edge research in literary studies, this unique and innovative literature programme is international in scope and comprises several modern European languages.

The Master's track in European Literatures and Cultures islocated at the Department of European Languages and Cultures. Thisinternational, interdisciplinary andmultilingual environment offers excellent opportunitiesfor research and immerses them in vibrant networks of expertsacross different European countries and languages such as English,French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish and Swedish.The Master's track in European Literatures andCultures provides you with academic skills and approaches thatwill prepare you to operate as a cultural expert wherever texts areinvolved: in the media, in institutions and innetworks.
Each course builds on a theoretical foundation, but at the sametime trains your research skills and ability to communicate with a range of different audiences.
Examples of language-specific courses in literature currently beingtaught can be found in the course catalogue, see https://www.rug.nl/(...)owpos?opleiding=5346.
Besides, students may choose one or two interdisciplinary seminarsin literature which are team-taught by experts from differentfields. Examples of such interdisciplinary courses include:'Literature and Conflict' and 'Modernist Geographies.'

After your studies

Job prospects

The track aims to provide you with academic skills andapproaches that will prepare you to operate as a cultural expert inwherever texts are involved: in the private sphere, in the media,in institutions and networks. You learn to analyse these processesand functions, to solve problems and to communicate about themclearly and with flair.

The track aims to provide you with academic skills andapproaches that will prepare you to operate as a cultural expert inwherever texts are involved: in the private sphere, in the media,in institutions and networks. You learn to analyse these processesand functions, to solve problems and to communicate about themclearly and with flair.

Job examples

  • Book editing and publishing
  • Cultural functions
  • Journalism
  • Translation
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Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMAHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study12 months
    Course startsFebruary, SeptemberDomestic course feesEUR 2060International course feesEUR 11500

Notes about fees for this course

http://www.rug.nl/masters/european-literatures-and-cultures/admission-and-application

Entry requirements

Bachelor-Master connections

Study programmeOrganizationTransition
European Languages and CulturesUniversity of GroningenNo additional requirements

Admission requirements

Specific requirementsMore information
language test

Minimum language requirements of TOEFL iBT 90 (with a minimum of21 on all items), or IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6 on all items).ERK level B2 (preferably C1).

previous education

BA in modern European language and culture study (English,French,German, Italian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish)

Admission requirements

Specific requirementsMore information
language test

Minimum language requirements of TOEFL iBT 90 (with a minimum of21 on all items), or IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6 on all items).ERK level B2 (preferably C1).

previous education

Naast een bachelordiploma Europese talen en culturen geven ookeen bachelordiploma in een van de moderne talen en culturen of eenbachelordiploma van een verwante opleiding toegang tot dezemastertrack.

What students think about University of Groningen

    If I had to choose a Master's programme again, I would be on a flight to Groningen.

    Ana Quintana, Mexico, Strategic Innovation Management

    I gained a Bachelor's degree in Management & Marketing in Mexico City before I came to the Netherlands to undertake my Master's programme. During my Bachelor's studies, I spent a semester in Canada and I wanted to expand my international (study) experiences before starting work. I was keen to focus on innovation which is not usually offered in Mexico hence the combination of Innovation and Strategy in one programme directed me to Groningen.

    My Master's thesis dealt with Innovation in family businesses and I now benefit from the intense research modules offered during the programme. Now I am working as a Promotion Manager in charge of the several customer loyalty programs offered by one of Mexico's biggest hotel chains. Although the Master's program was rather theoretical, I feel that it prepared me very well for my current job. 

    There was nothing about Groningen that I did not like: the city is just beautiful. I especially enjoyed going everywhere by bike, the variety of offers for students and, of course, the Queensday (now Kings Day) celebrations. Groningen has everything to make (foreign) students feel at home.

    Looking back a year after my return to Mexico, I feel that I especially enjoyed getting to know Dutch culture. In addition, the courses offered and the beauty of the city made my stay in Groningen an unforgettable experience. If I had to choose a Master's programme again, I would be on a flight to Groningen.

    I had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to expand my knowledge in the field of law

    Lejla Terzimehic, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Global Criminal Law

    Thanks to the European Commission Scholarship and the Talent Grant from the University of Groningen, I had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to expand my knowledge in the field of law that I am most passionate about, at one of the oldest and most prestigious European universities.

    Being very intellectually challenging, the master programme truly met my expectations. Sharing knowledge with my colleagues, all coming from different legal traditions, and learning from inspiring professors enriched me with the skills I hadn't attained during my previous education.

    What I found to be the most beneficial is that the Dutch education system which, taught us to develop a critical opinion on law-related issues. Moreover, this master programme had a unique approach in tackling controversial contemporary legal issues. Due to its strong comparative emphasis, it encouraged us to keep at constant track with our national law, which is of a huge significance.

    Both the master and a 6-month long internship at the International Criminal Tribunal for The Former Yugoslavia strengthened my belief in Justice. Furthermore, besides this academic benefit, I believe that studying abroad unequivocally broadens our horizons and tests prejudices we even are not aware of.

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