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 a literary scholarship. You will learn how to develop new insights 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, Spanish, and other languages.
  • The unique combination of disciplinary and interdisciplinary courses will allow you to view your own field from the perspective of other humanities disciplines.
  • A personal tutor will guide you throughout your entire career as a Master's student. They will give you advice on how 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 within and beyond academia.
  • This Master's specialisation gives you the opportunity to go abroad for at least a semester. Students can use our staff's connections to other universities and research institutes to find an institution that meets their research interests.
  • You will participate in group-oriented education and be part of a small, select, and interdisciplinary group of highly motivated Dutch and international students.
  • You will be able to tailor your research skills and output to your future ambitions and thoroughly prepare for research-intensive careers inside and beyond academia.   
  • The programme is embedded in the Research Institute for Culture and History (RICH). RICH brings together research on Europe’s interactions with other worlds and the resulting translations and frictions. 
  • On this page, you can find more information about the difference between a Research Master's programme and a Master's programme.

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