International Master's Programme: Literature – Culture – Media

Master of Arts in Literature – Culture – Media

Length of programme: 2 years (also offered as a one-year Master's)
Credits: 120 (or 60 credits)
Educational level: Second cycle
Degree: Master of Arts
Main field of study: Literature – Culture – Media
Language of instruction: Common courses are given in English. Other courses are taught in English, or the language of your field of specialisation.

Admission every autumn term. Application deadline: 16 January. Information about application and admission is found under each specialisation. As an international student, you are encouraged to apply in the January admission round. This gives you time to pay tuition fees, apply for residence permit, find housing, etc. The April admission round can be an alternative for students from EU/EEA countries as they do not need a residence permit. Apply for the programme in the April admission round between March 15 and April 15 at But please note that these pages are in Swedish and that you need to seek information for international students on your own.

Presentation of the programme

The aim of this master’s programme is to strengthen the student’s historical knowledge and theoretical understanding of relations between literature, culture in general and modern media. Consequently the literary text is studied from an intercultural and interdisciplinary perspective. The student can choose between a specialization in Children's and Adolescent, English, French, General, German, Russian, Spanish, or Yiddish literature, and in Scandinavian studies. The tuition consists of compulsory courses in English and individually selected courses within the various language orientations. Some courses are theoretical, discussing aesthetic and cultural topics of a general nature, while others are focused on specific literary genres, themes or historical periods. Critical attention will also be given to the many forms in which literature enters the media and the public sphere in contemporary society. The programme may serve as a preparation either for further academic studies (i.e. a PhD) or for a professional career related to the field of literature, culture and media. In its full length the programme will comprise two years of study, but a student who chooses to do so can end it after one year. In both cases, the final examination will consist of writing a Master’s thesis in Literature – Culture – Media.

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