Judged Best in the Field
The highly regarded Keuzegids Master’s Selection Guide 2016 ranked Utrecht University’s Literature programme as the best in the field in the Netherlands.
In this year's Elsevier Best Studies Survey, students have also rated Utrecht University’s Literature programme as the best programme.
In the Master's programme in Literature Today, you will learn how literature works in the modern globalised, digitalised, and commercialised world.
You will learn to identify and critically evaluate the most recent national and international developments in literature, and to situate these from a historical perspective. You will be equipped with the tools to identify and explain the quality of literary works in times of increasing commercialisation. You will learn how literature circulates within the market as part of a creative industry sustained by centuries-old tradition, and you will investigate from theoretical and practical angles how to help to spread literature, explain it to a broader public, and translate academic insights for the reading public.
You can choose from among the following six tracks to tailor the programme to your interests and desired career path:
*English and Comparative Literature track (entirely in English)
*Dutch Literature track (in Dutch and English)
*Modern European Literature: French track
*Modern European Literature: German track
*Modern European Literature: Italian track
*Modern European Literature: Spanish track