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Pre-master's Language, Literature and Education

Grants access to the Master's Language, Literature and Education.

Please note: this pre-Master's programme is only accessible to students with a Dutch or other EU nationality.

Sample programme

Please note: If you have obtained an academic Bachelor’s degree, you do not need to take the two Academic Skills courses (2 x 6 ECTS), which means that the programme will comprise 30 ECTS instead of 42 ECTS.

You follow one of the programmes below. These variants prepare you for the language you choose within the Master's Language, Literature and Education.

  • German

    Semester 1

    • Academische vaardigheden (12 EC, blok 1 en 3)
    • Taalvaardigheid Duits 5: Duitse taalkunde contrastief (6 EC, blok 1)
    • Duitsland en Europa (6 EC, blok 2)
    • Iconen van de Duitse cultuur: K - Kafka (6 EC, blok 2)

    Semester 2

    • Taalvaardigheid Duits 3: Duitstalige literatuur  (6 EC, blok 1)
    • Inleiding Duitslandstudies 2: Duitsland en zijn cultuur voor 1945 (6 EC, blok 2)
  • English

    Semester 1

    • English Literature 4: Literary Theory (6 EC, block 1)
    • English Linguistics 2: English and Englishes (6 EC, block 2)
    • English Linguistics 5: Language in Society (6 EC, block 2)
    • Restricted-choice electives (12 EC, block 1 and 3)

    Semester 2

    • English Linguistics 3: Language in Use (6 EC, block 2)
    • English Literature 5: Modern and Contemporary Literature (6 EC, block 2)

Procedure: inschrijven via Studielink

If you wish to gain access to the Master’s Engels (Educatie en communicatie) (taught in Dutch) by means of this pre-Master’s programme, you must first submit an enrolment application in Studielink for the master Taalwetenschappen / Linguistics 60 EC. You cannot directly enrol in the pre-Master’s.

The selection committee will assess your prior education. If you are able to meet the entry requirements for the Master’s by doing the pre-Master’s programme, you will be notified of this. Only then should you enrol in the pre-Master’s via Studielink. If you successfully complete the pre-Master’s programme within a year, you will automatically be admitted to the Master’s Language, Literature and Education.


The tuition fee rate for a pre-Master’s programme in the academic year 2021-2022 is €36.13 per ECTS, with a maximum of €2,168. This means that for a 42 ECTS pre-Master’s programme, the fee is €1,517.60; for a 30 ECTS programme, the fee is €1,084.

More information

Dr. A.P. (Petra) Sleeman

Coordinator Master's Language, Literature and Education