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MA literary studies: Pre-master English Literature and Culture

The bachelor English language and culture offers a pre-master programme for students holding a bachelor’s degree in Applied Sciences for the so called Lerarenopleiding. This programme prepares for the master specialisation English literature and culture. The pre-master entails 55 ECTS. After completion of the pre-master, the student is admitted to the Master Literary Studies, specialisation English literature and culture.


Alle cursussen van het eerste semester zijn verplicht. In het tweede semester zijn er ook verplichte vakken, daarnaast mogen studenten kiezen op welk gebied ze nadruk willen leggen: Middelengelse literatuur of 19e eeuwse Britse of Amerikaanse literatuur.

Course EC Semester 1 Semester 2

First semester


Literature 1A: Introduction to Literary Studies in English 10
Language Acquisition 1: From Scratch to Script 5
Philology 1: Introduction to Middle English Language and Literature 5
Language Acquisition 5: Language Use 5

Second semester


Linguistics 2: The Syntax of English 10
Literature 2: English Literature, ca. 1550-1700 5
Language Acquisition 6: Academic Writing in Theory and Practice 5

Choose one out of three:

Literature 4A: The Age of Realism: American Literature, 1865-1917 5
Literature 4B: British Literature: The Nineteenth Century 5
Philology 6: Middle English Literature and Culture 5