The Master's programme in Literary Studies enables an interdisciplinary study of literature in the context of other sign practices and media. It is aimed at graduates of bachelor's programmes in literary studies as well as media and cultural studies with a focus on literary studies and an interest in processes of production, change and disturbance of meaning that are emerging or taking place in literature and other forms of representation and media.
Career changers from media and cultural studies and philosophy are also welcome.
Our graduates work in the following professional fields:
The Master of Literary Studies is acquired by completing modules of 90 credit points (LP), which cover the entire study phase (1st - 3rd semester), and the Master's thesis (30 LP).
Examination regulations for the Master programme Literary Studies
A study semester abroad is highly recommended. The International Office is happy to assist in organizing the stay abroad.
Access is also open to graduates of cultural studies, philosophy or media studies who wish to expand their literary and analytical skills through a compact postgraduate course. In this case, the special motivation for the course of study must be explained to the Master's programme officer.
Language entry requirement is proof of two modern foreign languages at level B1 of the European Frame of Reference by the end of the course of study, in accordance with the examination regulations of the University of Erfurt for language studies. The languages to be proven depend on the chosen program focus.
The Language Centre (Sprachenzentrum) offers around 140 language courses per semester in 16 modern and ancient (foreign) languages. It supports you in acquiring and deepening your language skills.
International applicants whose native language is not German must provide proof of sufficient German language skills (level B1) upon application.
Information on required German language skills and the German language test for university admission (DSH):
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The recommended application period for the Master's programme Literary Studies: Texts.Signs.Media is from 1 January to 15 July for the winter semester and for the summer semester from 1 November to 15 January. *) **)
*) If your application is received by 15 July or 15 January, the University of Erfurt will endeavour to inform you of the admission decision promptly after reviewing your application. By accepting the place, you can enrol immediately.
**) If we do not receive your application until after the recommended deadline of 15 September or 15 March at the latest, we cannot guarantee that your application will be processed promptly; the last time decisions on admission are made is in the week before the start of lectures.
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