|Linguistics and Literary Studies
Taught in English by specialists in the field, we offer a range of courses to choose from in the fields of both linguistics and literary studies. There is only one requirement: you must take at least one linguistics course and one literature course.
Literature topics include British women writers, the American historical novel after 1950, representations of New York in 20th century literature, the construction of age, and the work of James Joyce and Samuel Beckett.
Linguistics courses focus on the use of English in different contexts, how it varies across time and space, and the changes this tends to trigger.
The foundational principle of the Master of Linguistics and Literature is that you don’t have to make an agonising choice between what could be your two passions: language and literature. You can combine both of these fascinating fields of study in a one-year Master’s programme of 60 ECTS credits.
On the other hand, if you do have an outspoken preference, you can follow your heart in your choice of courses, provided you make sure that you have at least one linguistics and one literature course in your portfolio.
Students are also given the valuable opportunity to do field work and thus develop their research and analytical skills: an indispensable part of any Master programme.
The students acquire the following core competences in the Master of Linguistics and Literary Studies:
they possess the necessary skills to independently collect, select and process data and to critically interpret documents in function of a research topic and this using the current methodological approaches in their area of expertise.
they are familiar with the main primary and secondary literature, the main theories and basic notions of their area of research and be able to develop a point of view based on them.
they are able to reflect on the structure and the use of the studied languages and possess the necessary language and communicative skills to report orally and in writing on their research but also to effectively participate in discussions in their area of expertise and defend their position.
they are able to evaluate the social relevance and the scientific content of their research and be able to independently follow and evaluate evolutions within their scientific discipline and within the broader cultural, political and social context.