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Master’s Programme in Literature with a Specialization in German-language Literature

The master programme with specialization in German Literature is a two-year programme with focus on German literary studies.

“German Literature” is one of thirteen specializations within the Master’s Programme in Literature at the Faculty of the Humanities, and it is offered by the Department of Slavic and Baltic Studies, Finnish, Dutch and German.

The programme aims at giving the students a deeper knowledge of German literature and developing their skills in academic writing in German. The students will learn to use advanced theories and methods for the exploration of literary texts, both in terms of form and in terms of their relation to history, politics and ethics. The theoretical level of the courses is high. Mandatory courses in literary theory and method are offered to all students in the master programme in literature, regardless of their field of specialization. These courses are taught in English. All courses in the field of German are taught in German. A master thesis is written during the last semester of study. It has to be written in German in order for the student to obtain a degree in German. Giving an international and transnational perspective, the programme qualifies the students for doctoral studies in literature, but it is also useful for work outside of academia.

Let us tell you more

Would you like to hear from the programme coordinator? Watch the presentation of the International Master’s Programme in Literature at Stockholm University, by Professor Axel Englund.

  • Programme overview

    Year 1

    Semester 1

    or German, Literature 1, I, 7,5 credits (main field of study: German)

    Semester 2

    German, Literature 2, I, 7,5 credits (main field of study: German) or
    German, Linguistics 2, I, 7,5 credits (main field of study: German)
    Optional courses worth a total of 22,5 credits (of which 15 credits must be in the main field of study: German)

    Year 2

    Semester 3

    German, Literature 1, II, 7,5 credits (main field of study: German)
    Proficiency course, 7,5 credits
    Optional course, 7,5 credits
    Seminar Course in Current Theoretical Perspectives, 7,5 credits (main field of study: Literature)
    The course English for Academic Research, 7,5 credits (main field of study: English) is taken as either a proficiency course or an optional course

    Semester 4

    German - Master’s Course, 30 credits (main field of study: German)

  • How to apply

    Prerequisites and special admittance requirements

    Degree of Bachelor or equivalent in the relevant main field of study and English proficiency equivalent to English 6 in Swedish upper secondary school.

  • Contact

    Questions about the structure and content of the programme can be answered by the study counsellor, whom you can contact at studievagledare@tyska.su.se.

    The coordinator for the Master’s Programme in Literature is Axel Englund, axel.englund@littvet.su.se.