Taught course

English Literature and Culture

University of Groningen · University of Groningen
MA Literature

Entry requirements

A Bachelor degree in the field of English Language, Literature and/or Culture. To assess whether your educational/academic background meets the specific programme requirements, we will consider the level and curriculum of your previous studies, and the grades that you have obtained. This evaluation is carried out by our Admissions Office and the Admissions Board. TOEFL: minimum 24 on all items.IELTS: 7 minimum on all skills. http://www.rug.nl/masters/english-literature-and-culture/admission-and-application

Months of entry

September, February

Course content

As the oldest English department in the Netherlands we have a long tradition of commitment to excellent teaching and high-quality research.

Our BA and MA programmes have been rated in 2011 and 2012 as the best in the Netherlands by the two leading university league tables. English Literature and Culture offers an attractive and challenging programme that allows students optimal choice from a range of courses (which changes every year) drawing on the full historical and geographical sweep of literatures in English. Students may also take courses from our other MA programme Writing, Editing, and Mediating.

Our staff have received their doctorates from Dutch universities as well as international institutions including Oxford, Cambridge, Toronto, and Edinburgh. At the same time, students' theses are supervised by researchers whose work is being published and read throughout the English-speaking world.

Note that all our courses are delivered in English and are only suitable for candidates who can comfortably function in English at postgraduate level. This is a full-time course which is the equivalent of 60 ECTS. As such, it typically consists of 4 taught courses and a final thesis of 15-18,000 words.

Information for international students


Fees and funding

UK students
1951 (EU)
International students
11000 (non-EU)

Grantfinder University of Groningen: http://www.rug.nl/education/international-students/financial-matters/grant-finder

Qualification and course duration

MA Literature

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Ella Sabamalai