Research course

Literary and cultural studies

University of Groningen · University of Groningen
MA Literature MA Art & Culturesciences

Entry requirements

a Bachelor diploma (with results credited as very good) in a field related to: - Language and cultural studies (with a specialization in literature, film and culture) - American Studies - Arts and Culture studies (literature, film/television, theatre, music, multi- and new media) - Art policy and management The selection procedure is based on an evaluation of degree certificates and individual results, proficiency in English, excellent academic record, letter of motivation, two letters of recommendation and thesis or paper Minimum language requirement for MA: internet based (itb) TOEFL: 105 (with a minimum of 24 on all items) IELTS Academic Module: 7.0 (with a minimum of 6.5 for all components)

Months of entry


Course content

How do literature, film and theatre reflect and influence society, now and in the past? What role do the arts play in processes of cultural change? Find out in this programme.

The two-year Master's programme in Literary and Cultural Studies is a specialization within the two Research Master's degrees in Literary Studies and in Arts and Culture.

The programme in Literary and Cultural Studies provides you with an advanced investigation of the arts. You will focus specifically on the role the arts play in processes of cultural change. Also, you will study arts and culture in general and specialize in one of these art forms: literature, film, theatre, music, and multimedia forms.

The programme has a multi-disciplinary approach. You will study the arts from perspectives such as history, philosophy and sociology. In addition, the programme is closely related to the multidisciplinary research carried out at the Groningen Research Institute for the Study of Culture (ICOG).

Information for international students

Fees and funding

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

Qualification and course duration

MA Literature

full time
24 months

MA Art & Culturesciences

full time
24 months

Course contact details

Kirsten van Ophem