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MScHistorical, Literary & Cultural Studies: Literary Studies (Research)

Radboud University
Netherlands, Nijmegen
Tuition fee €16,000 per year
Application fee €75 one-time

The handling fee is NOT applicable to:

- Students with a nationality from the EEA countries or from countries that are candidates for EEA membership*
- Students who receive a full scholarship (proven by uploading a grant statement)

This fee will be refunded to you once you are fully enrolled as a student at Radboud University. The fee is NOT refundable when you are not admitted.

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Whether you prefer ancient Greek dramas, medieval Dutch poetry, contemporary American literature, or are more interested in general literary theory, this Master’s is suited to students wishing to contribute to literary scholarships. You will learn how to make new discoveries that will contribute to a better understanding of literary texts and how they function within society.

Some unique features of the Research Master’s programme in Literary Studies

- A strong focus on textual scholarship and methods of literary analysis and interpretation
- Extensive freedom to design a large part of your curriculum based on your research interests
- Interdisciplinary courses encourage you to view your own field from the perspective of other humanities disciplines
- Individual supervision of your development as specialist in your field by a personal tutor
- A thorough preparation for PhD research, including the writing of a publishable scholarly article and a proposal for a PhD project
- Strong encouragement to go abroad for at least a semester

Programme structure

The Master’s specialisation in Literary Studies is taught at the Faculty of Arts. It has a course load of 120 EC* (two years). The structure of the programme is presented here.

Career opportunities

This programme is primarily intended to prepare its students for an academic career, in particular as PhD researchers. About half of the graduates find such a position in the Netherlands or abroad. The other half also do well and often find academic research-oriented positions. Examples of the latter include:

- Researcher at a cultural or scientific organisation or research centre
- Assistant of a senior researcher
- Teacher at an institution for higher education
- Policy-making official in the fields of culture and science
- Editor in the field of historical or cultural scholarship
- Staff member of a publishing company or text agency, usually with regard to scientific, historical or cultural journals
- Curator of a cultural heritage institution or in the museum sector
- Consultant for a political party
- Journalist or critic

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States