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English Literature and Culture (Literary Studies)

University of Amsterdam

12 months
16060 EUR/year
2168 EUR/year
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In the one-year English Literature and Culture (Literary Studies) programme of the University of Amsterdam, you explore the history and theory of literature in English, and study its relationship with other media, while engaging key issues of intellectual concern in society, politics and culture. 


English Literature from a broad perspective

The English Literature and Culture (Literary Studies) programme of the University of Amsterdam caters to students whose interests and academic backgrounds are in literary studies and European culture in the broad sense, and English Literature and Culture and World Literature in English in particular. The programme also offers you the opportunity to explore the interrelations of literature with other kinds of cultural objects, such as films, digital media and the visual arts.


The Master's programme English Literature and Culture prepares students for a career in any sector of cultural life, education, publishing, journalism, media, communications and the civil service. Graduates can also go on to pursue a PhD programme at the UvA, another Dutch university or a university abroad. Depending on their specific area of interest, graduates may opt to continue in the Research Master's in Literary Studies, or the Research Master's in Cultural Analysis, both of which are offered at the UvA.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Critical Approaches to Literature and Culture
  • Bodies and the Posthuman
  • Contested Realities: Debating the Novel
  • Shakespeare, Sexuality, and Adaptation
  • Narrative and Globalization
  • Contemporary European Literature: The Postmodern Detective

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Bachelor's degree from an accredited university in the humanities or social sciences with a minimum of 30 ECTS (equivalent to a full-time semester of academic studies) taken in a literary subject (English Literature, Comparative Literature, European Literature, Classics, Cultural Studies with a literary emphasis, etc.).
  • You are expected to have an awareness of basic theoretical notions that are used in the analysis of texts (e.g. concepts such as ‘metaphor’, ‘narrator’, ‘metre’, etc.).
  • English language proficiency

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16060 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16060 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2168 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2168 EUR per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Amsterdam

1000 - 1500 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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