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University of Erfurt


Literary Studies: Texts.Signs.Media

Subjects: Literary Studies,Texts, Signs, Media,Texts Signs Media

M.A. | Master of Arts

⏳  Duration
4 Semesters
🔠 Teaching Language
English, German
💶  Application Fee non-EU
No information

💶  Cost per Semester
300 EUR

💶  Tuition Fees per Semester
No information
⏱️ Application Deadline Summer

⏱️ Application Deadline Winter

Course description

The Master's programme in Literary Studies offers an interdisciplinary approach to understanding literature alongside other sign practices and media. This programme is designed for graduates from bachelor's programmes in literary studies, media studies, and cultural studies with a focus on literary studies. It caters to those interested in the processes of production, change, and disruption of meaning within literature and other forms of representation and media. Students will explore how literature interacts with various media and sign systems. The curriculum delves into the dynamics of meaning-making, examining how literature evolves and influences other forms of representation. This programme encourages a deep dive into the mechanisms of literary production and the shifts in meaning that occur within different media contexts. By engaging with this programme, students will gain a comprehensive understanding of the interplay between literature and media. They will be equipped to analyze and interpret the complex processes that shape literary and cultural narratives. This knowledge is crucial for anyone looking to contribute to the fields of literary studies, media studies, and cultural studies. The Master's programme in Literary Studies is not just about reading and analyzing texts. It’s about understanding the broader cultural and media landscapes in which these texts exist. This holistic approach ensures that graduates are well-prepared to navigate and influence the ever-changing world of literature and media

Program Information

Study Location Erfurt
Start Semester Summer, Winter
Study Form Part-time
Study Type Postgraduate
Teaching Language English, German
Dual No
Remote No
Application Fee non-EU No information
Study Length 4 Semesters
Tuition Fees per Semester No information
Cost per Semester 300 EUR
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⏱️ Application Start Summer
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⏱️ Application Deadline Summer
⏱️ Application Start Winter

⏱️ Application Deadline Winter

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Language Requirements

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German: Upon application, international applicants must prove German language skills at level B1. 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.

Qualification Requirements

an above-average degree from a relevant university course in literary studies, individual philologies, e.g. media or cultural studies (focus on literary studies) of at least six semesters standard period of study (final grade 2.3 or better) 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.

Document Requirements

Letter of motivation in English language Curriculum vitae in English Bachelor's degree certificate Official Transcript of Records Language proficiency certificates if applicable: proofs of Internships and professional experience

Application Process

Acceptance Interview No
Acceptance local admission restrictions Not restricted
Application directly at the University
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