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Arts, Literature and Media (research) (MA)

About the programme

Learn the newest insights from the researchers who uncover them.

Programme structure

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In this video, Prof. dr. Frans Willem Korsten, tells you about the Arts, Literature and Media programme.

For more information about the structure of this two-year research master's programme, please check the Prospectus.

Please note that this guide applies to the current academic year, which means that the curriculum for next year may slightly differ.

Thesis subjects

The programme is concluded with a Master’s thesis. For some examples of thesis subjects written by students, please check this document.

Latest Research

All courses are taught by academics who are active researchers. Content is regularly updated to reflect contemporary academic debates and the very latest insights – in particular from the research conducted by lecturers on the programme.

The design of the programme aims to develop in you essential skills in reasoning and critical thinking, as well as advanced abilities in independently conducting high-quality research and developing this research into an academic dissertation.

Frans Willem Korsten

Senior University Lecturer

Frans Willem Korsten

"At the research MA Arts, Literature and Media, we are able to combine disciplinary with multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches, which means that if you are fond of a particular discipline, the programme offers the opportunity to develop yourself in this discipline; and if you are fond of a multi- or interdisciplinary approach, this is possible as well. There is ample space for specializations, but we also offer a broad overview that allows you to enter the international market. In this programme, we expect you to be a responsible and autonomous person, willing to organize your own programme."

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