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Humanities Research - Literature and Contested Spaces

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

24 months
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12690 EUR/year
2168 EUR/year
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About

In this Humanities Research - Literature and Contested Spaces programme from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, you examine the roles literary texts play in the representation and shaping of contested spaces.

Overview

Novels, poems, and plays shape our perceptions and affect our lived experience of such spaces as the nation, wilderness, or the body. These spaces are contested in our current context, and have been in the past centuries. 

In the seminars, tutorials and individual research projects included in the Humanities Research - Literature and Contested Spaces from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, you explore how literary texts have played a role in shaping our experience of such contested spaces. In this specialisation, you pursue your fascination with the ways in which literary representations interact with real or imagined spaces, geographies and ecosystems. 

You focus on literature and three kinds of contested space: the (trans)national, the environment, and the body. We welcome students who are keen to hone their critical thinking and research skills in this field; we offer you the chance to pursue your research interests under the guidance of specialists in the field.

In the Literature & Contested Spaces Research Master programme, you examine the roles literary texts play in the representation and shaping of contested spaces. Novels, poems, and plays shape our perceptions and affect our lived experience of such spaces as the nation, wilderness, or the body. 

These spaces are contested in our current context, and have been in the past centuries. In our seminars, tutorials and individual research projects, you explore how literary texts have played a role in shaping our experience of such contested spaces. In this specialisation, you pursue your fascination with the ways in which literary representations interact with real or imagined spaces, geographies and ecosystems. 

Career Prospects

  • The Research Master specialisation Literature & Contested Spaces prepares you for a career as a researcher.
  • We will train you in the skills required to pursue a PhD within academia, and guide you in the writing of a research proposal for a PhD project. You may also become a researcher in a cultural institution, government agency, or NGO.

Promotion alumni sessions Master’s day

During the Master’s day, you can also meet our (international) alumni during several workshops. In these sessions they will tell you more about career opportunities after finishing your Master’s degree.

Programme Structure

Topics include:

  • The (trans)national as contested space  
  • Space, place and environment 
  • Mapping the body  
  • Place and Planet in the Anthropocene  
  • The Diasporic Experience  
  • Gothic Spaces

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • EU/EEA or Dutch students: 1 June
  • Non-EU/EEA students who do not need a study visa and/or a residence permit: 1 June
  • Students who need a study visa and/or a residence permit: 1 April.

Language

English
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TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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Credits

120 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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Start practicing IELTS today!
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
100

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The research master's programme is aimed at the talented student who is exceptionally motivated to train in academic methods in the field of literature and its history. To be admitted to the programme, the student should have a bachelor’s diploma in Literary Studies, or one of its applied fields, such as English literature, French literature, Dutch literature, et cetera.
  •  The student should also have a proficient level of academic English, proof of excellent study results and motivation for doing academic research.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12690 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12690 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2168 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2168 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

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