24 months
3358 EUR/year
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The Literature programme structure at University of Konstanz offers a unique combination of interdisciplinary philological modules concerning general literary studies with modules focusing on specialist philological subjects. 


You can study the MA in literature with the following main areas:

  • English Literature and Culture
  • French Literature
  • German Studies
  • Iberian and Ibero-American Studies
  • Italian Studies,
  • Latin Studies,
  • Slavistics

This new master’s Literature programme at University of Konstanz is particularly notable for its combination of interdisciplinary studies and in-depth specialisation. You will not only deepen your chosen language focus, but can also benefit from mutual reflections on literary studies together with fellow students who are pursuing other fields of focus. The programme is conceived in a way that enables our students to be in contact with each other from the very start to the end of their studies. In addition to this, you will have the opportunity to take part in an integrated period of study abroad, or an integrated practical semester. The department also offers an internship pool for this option.

Career prospects

Graduates have access to a great variety of professional activities. Typical work areas include:

  • World of literature (e.g. with publishers, houses of literature, libraries, documentation centres)
  • Media (e.g. newspapers, radio, TV, online magazines)
  • Press and public relations, marketing and advertising
  • Cultural sector (e.g. Goethe Institutes, adult education, theatre)

If you gain a sufficiently high final grade you will qualify to continue for a doctorate. The department offers a structured doctoral study programme as well as DFG Research Training Groups.

Programme Structure

  • The framework module Master School 1 "Theory" (54 ECTS-credits) is composed of master-level lectures on cultural theory as well as literature, art and media theory. 
  • The framework module Master School 2 "Interdisciplinary Perspectives" (66 ECTS-credits) includes master-level colloquia and an impulse seminar, which usually is run in cooperation with an international visiting scholar. Particularly in this 2nd module the interdisciplinary dialogue between the students is promoted.
  • The foreign language specialisation modules are all identically structured and organised. They each consist of one module that focuses on literary texts and gaining critical access to them, plus an additional module that takes a closer look at the cultural, historical and media etc. contexts surrounding these texts. 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Above-average degree of a three-year (or more) programme in the field of Literary Studies from an institution of higher education or Berufsakademie
  • For the focus areas English Literature and Culture, French Literature, Italian Studies, Iberian and Ibero-American Studies: language skills level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) in the corresponding language of the focus area.
  • For the focus area Slavic Studies: Slavic language skills level C1 of the CEFR.
  • For the focus area Latin Studies: qualification in Latin (Latinum)
  • Important note: Evidence of C1 in the target language of the focus need not be provided if a BA degree has been completed in the same language or if the applicant is a native speaker.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    3358 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1679 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Konstanz

630 - 1000 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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