Why study Literary Studies in Nijmegen?

Whether you prefer ancient Greek dramas, medieval Dutch poetry, contemporary American literature, or are more interested in general literary theory, this Master’s is suited to students wishing to contribute to literary scholarships. You will learn how to make new discoveries that will contribute to a better understanding of literary texts and how they function within society.

  • The programme has a strong focus on textual scholarship and methods of literary interpretation. The Master's specialisation studies all forms of literary texts and practices from all historical periods, written in Ancient Greek, Dutch, English, French, German, Latin or Spanish.
  • In your first year, you will participate in interdisciplinary seminars with students from the two other HLCS Research Master's tracks: Historical Studies and Art and Visual Culture, which allows you to view your own field from the perspective of the other humanities disciplines.
  • An experienced researcher becomes your personal tutor and helps you to tailor your specialisation to best suit your interests, act as a sounding board for your research ideas, and help you make the right connections in the academic arena.
  • The programme offers a thorough preparation for eventual PhD research, including training you in writing of a publishable scholarly article as well as a proposal for a PhD project.
  • This Master's specialisation strongly encourages you to go abroad for at least a semester.
  • The programme is imbedded in the Radboud Institute for Culture & History (RICH)

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