Comparative Literature in the broadest sense
The Comparative Literature (Literary Studies) programme of the University of Amsterdam is theoretical in character. You will learn to use methods such as textual analysis, deconstruction and close-reading to examine politically urgent matters in the fields of post/de-coloniality, global literacy, environmental humanities, cultural memory, race, and gender. If you want to gain a better understanding of the dynamics between the literary and the political, this programme suits you.
After graduation you are prepared for a career in any sector of cultural life, education, publishing, the arts, journalism, media, communications and civil service. If you want to pursue an academic career you can apply to a closely aligned research MA program within the first year (please note that this entails a new application).
- Bodies and the Posthuman
- Cultural Memory and Trauma
- Contested Realities: Debating the Novel
- Shakespeare, Sexuality, and Adaptation
- Politics of the Contemporary
- Narrative and Globalization
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , EEA/EU
DisciplinesLanguage Studies Literature View 48 other Masters in Language Studies in Netherlands
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- A Bachelor's degree from an accredited university and an awareness of basic theoretical notions in critical theory, cultural studies, philosophy or literary theory. Bachelor's degrees in language and literature and in philosophy will in most cases provide that basis.
- English language requirements
International16060 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 16060 EUR per year during 12 months.
EU/EEA2168 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 2168 EUR per year during 12 months.
Living costs for Amsterdam
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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