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Literary Studies

English or the language of instruction


September - February 


1 year



This programme has a focus on medieval, early modern and modern literature at the English and French departments, early modern literature at the Italian department and modern literature at the German department. The programme offers you a specialised qualification in one of four languages and cultures or a comparative perspective on these languages, with each specialisation offering considerable scope for individual customisation.


  • English Literature and Culture
  • French Literature and Culture (in French)
  • German Literature and Culture (in German)
  • Italian Literature and Culture (in Italian)
  • Literature in Society. Europe and beyond


Positions in publishing, communications, translation, business services, education, journalism or commerce.

Best preparatory bachelor’s

A bachelor’s degree in a field related to the specialisation. Requirements also include specialisation-specific knowledge and command of the language of instruction.

English proficiency**

IELTS: 6.5 / TOEFL internet-based: 90

English Literature and Culture specialisation:

IELTS: 7.5 / TOEFL internet-based: 113

Faculty of Humanities

1 & 2

year master’s programmes


master's students


International master's students




EU/EEA student tuition fee*


Non-EU/EEA student tuition fee

* This tuition fee is per year and only applies if this is your first master’s programme in The Netherlands
** English language proficiency requirements are subject to change. Please check our website for the updated English language proficiency requirements. You can find the exact language requirements and more detailed language requirements per programme under each programme description. Also check our website for detailed information on the types of English tests accepted and the equivalent scores for IELTS, TOEFL and Cambridge English tests.
NOTE: Tuition fees are subject to change. Please check online our updated tuition fees.