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MA Arts, Media and Literary Studies

University of Groningen
Program overview
2 years
Master's degree
English
Start dates
Groningen
February 2022

Groningen
September 2022

Groningen
February 2023

Groningen
September 2023

Program description

MA Arts, Media and Literary Studies

Are you curious, eager to learn and ready to shape the role of the arts and the media in society and culture? Then you are the right person for this Research Master!

The two-year Master's track in MA Arts, Media and Literary Studies is a specialization within the Research Master's degree in Arts and Culture.

MA Arts, Media and Literary Studies equips students with knowledge and skills to become researchers and experts on the role that the arts, literature and media play in society, now and in the past. The programme offers a rich multi- and interdisciplinary framework within which students can specialize in one of the following disciplines or combinations of disciplines, under close supervision of a highly qualified research faculty:

  • arts and culture education,
  • cognitive studies of arts, media and culture,
  • cultural studies,
  • digital humanities,
  • film studies,
  • history of art, architecture and landscape,
  • literary studies
  • media and journalism studies,
  • music studies,
  • theatre and performance studies.

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Admission requirements

Dutch diploma

language test - Additional language requirement English: A VWO diploma or a subject certificate for VWO English (mark 6 or higher), minimum requirement of TOEFL iBT 100 (with a minimum score for speaking and writing of 25 (each)), or an IELTS score of 7 (with a minimum of 6.5 on all items). Cambridge C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency with a minimum score of 185.

previous education

BA degree in:

  • a modern European language and culture study (with a specialization in literature, film and culture)
  • Dutch language and Culture
  • American Studies
  • Arts, Culture and Media
  • Classical Studies (with a specialization in literature, film and culture)
  • Middle Eastern Studies
  • other related fields

International diploma

language test - Additional requirements English: A VWO diploma or a subject certificate for VWO English (mark 6 or higher), minimum requirement of TOEFL iBT 100 (with a minimum of score for speaking and writing of 25 (each)), or an IELTS score of 7 (with a minimum of 6.5 on all items). Cambridge C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency with a minimum score of 185.

previous education

BA degree in:

  • a modern European language and culture study (with a specialization in literature, film and culture)
  • American Studies
  • Arts, Culture and Media
  • Classical Studies (with a specialization in literature, film and culture)
  • Middle Eastern Studies
  • other related fields

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.


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Program content

Year 1

  • Theories of Culture and Research in the Humanities
  • Elective
  • Research Methods 1
  • Theories and Analysis of Arts, Media and Literature
  • Arts and Media in Society
  • Research Methods 2
  • Elective

Year 2

  • Specialisation 1
  • Specialisation 2
  • Specialisation 3
  • Research Design
  • Research Master's Thesis AMLS

Tuition fees

  • The Tution fees Full-time EU/EEA Students: € 1,084 per year
  • The Tuition fees Full-time Non-EU/EEA Students: €13216 per year

Qualification

  • Innovative research perspectives and methods to analyse the changing forms and roles of the arts, media and literature in our globalizing world
  • Solid disciplinary profiling, in a stimulating inter- and multidisciplinary framework
  • A cosmopolitan and intellectually stimulating learning environment, with highly qualified staff, excellent international research networks and contacts with professional worlds
  • Small groups, with interactive, innovative and intensive coursework.

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About this institute

University of Groningen

The University of Groningen is one of the oldest universities in the Netherlands, founded in 1614 and it ranks amongst the top 100 universities in the world. We are a research intensive institution offering a wide range of highly regarded bachelor,...


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Why study at University of Groningen

We're a Top 100 University

Study at one of the world’s leading universities. Learn from the best and take advantage of exciting research opportunities. Live in a vibrant city where over a quarter of the population are students. Whatever you’re seeking from your university experience, you’ll find it in Groningen. With over 45 world-class Bachelor’s programmes and 160 highly-ranked Master’s programmes, we have a field of study for you.

Our groundbreaking research

As a student, you will be actively involved in research at one of Europe’s top research institutions from the get-go. The University of Groningen carries out ground-breaking and socially-relevant research that builds bridges between disciplines and closes the gap between science and society.

400 years of reputation

The University of Groningen is the second oldest university in the Netherlands and has built a reputation for excellence. Many talented people have passed through the university during its rich 400-year history, including Nobel Prize winners like Ben Feringa (Chemistry, 2016) and Frits Zernike (Physics, 1953). Some have been pioneers in their respective fields, such as the first female University student and the first female lecturer in the Netherlands, the first Dutch astronaut and the first president of the European Bank.

Vibrant Student Life

While its history can be traced back to 300 BC, today Groningen is a vibrant student city with the youngest population in the Netherlands – one in four people here is a student! That means there’s always something to do, with various art and music festivals, theatres, cinemas and performance venues catering to all tastes, whether you prefer to watch or want to join in. In Groningen, you’ll see students everywhere: studying in the pretty Noorderplantsoen park, working various part-time jobs and partying the night away.

Global Community

The University of Groningen attracts a large international community! Our Erasmus Student Network (ESN) conveniently facilitates all international students in Groningen and organizes over 150 activities a year. The University of Groningen has strong international connections which means that you can easily spend part of your degree studying abroad. The University also offers several unique international Master’s degree programmes in cooperation with other large European universities.

Contact info

University of Groningen

Broerstraat 5
9712 GL Groningen
The Netherlands

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www.rug.nl

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