Applied Literary Studies

- Continuing education

Department of Philosophy and Humanities
Peter Szondi Institute of Comparative Literature
Dr. Dorothee Risse
Habelschwerdter Allee 45
14195 Berlin
(030) 838-723 00

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For admittance to the master’s program applicants need to fulfill the following admission requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, preferably in modern-language studies with a literary focus.

  • Participants must prove a minimum of one year work experience in addition to their undergraduate or first degree.

The admission is limited.

The DSH - or German Language University Entrance Exam for Foreign Students - is obligatory for all applicants whose first language is not German and who have earned their initial degree from a university (or equivalent institution) where the language of instruction is not German.

There is currently a tuition fee of 500 Euro per semester in addition to the general semester fees and dues.

Students in the master’s program of applied literary studies will acquire knowledge and competence in a field concerned with the various roles and functions of literature in the public realm. The program closely links theory and practice. Specialist modules: Literature and media, literary management, publishing, expert knowledge in literary studies, exploration of the professional field. Supplementary modules: Written and oral communication (writing use-oriented texts, chairing events, presentation), press and PR, foundations of business economics (marketing, management theory) and computing (layout programs, etc.).

Admission for the 1st semester
Limited admissions
Admission for higher semesters
No admission
Application and registration period
20.01.- 31.05.
Program start
Winter semester
Master of Arts (M.A.)
4 semesters