Career Prospects

I stayed at Passionate Bulkboek after my internship, where I do the organisation, production and programming of writing contest Write Now! and Geen Daden Maar Woorden Festival.

Possible prospects

During the Master’s programme, you will get to know different literary institutions that operate in the field of literature and culture. After finishing this programme, you can use the academic and practical skills that you acquired during your year of study and begin working at one of these institutions.

The Master’s programme in Literature Today prepares students for a broad spectrum of occupations that require expertise in literature and literary institutions. These can be in the fields of editing and publishing, organisation and event management, journalism, education, archival and library services, or even research and research support. 

Professional careers

You will be an expert on literature today who can work at (inter)national publishing houses, cultural institutions – places like the British Council, the Flemish-Dutch cultural platform deBuren (Brussels), the cultural centre deBalie (Amsterdam), etc. – libraries, or bookshops, or in media, museums, theatres, or literary-cultural festivals. In a wider sense, you are prepared for a future career in the sectors of literature, culture, and communication.

Alumni stories

Curious about the jobs our alumni found?

Have a look at the LinkedIn profiles of our graduates Rajib and Iulia:

Other graduates have found employment in the following companies and institutions:

Academic careers

Usually, students of this Master’s programme are not interested in pursuing an academic career and continuing on to a PhD, although this does happen occasionally. Several alumni of the precursor programme are completing PhDs at international universities (in the UK and Portugal). If you are considering a PhD in the disciplines of this Master’s programme, the Research Master in Comparative Literary Studies might be of interest to you.

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