Career prospects

Comparative Literature (Literary Studies)

The Master's in Comparative Literature prepares you for a career in a wide range of fields.

The Job Market

A degree in Comparative Literature can be an invaluable differentiator in a crowded and competitive job market. Close observation and analytical talents allied with communication dexterity prepares students for a career in any sector of cultural life, education, publishing, the arts, journalism, media, communications and civil service. 

Employers value the ability to investigate a problem and find a solution. The programme will hone your observation, interpreting, integrating, theorising and articulation skills, skills that are essential in operations and marketing research roles in business, non-profit or creative industry intelligence.

An Academic Career

Graduates may also pursue a PhD or a Research Master’s, such as Literary Studies or Cultural Analysis at the UvA. A one-year Comparative Literature degree can also assist you in qualifying for research grants or other academic degree trajectories, such as Library Science, Law or Management.

Published by  Faculty of Humanities

15 February 2018