Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - European Literatures

Skills and Careers

The master’s degree course is designed to impart the skill to describe and interpret literature in its varying historical contexts since antiquity. The students learn to analyze literary texts in their relations to historically changing configurations of knowledge and media conditions. Furthermore the programme imparts basic knowledge in the history of aesthetics and the history of philology.

A degree in European Literatures will equip you with the transferable skills of research, analysis, presentation and critical thinking that are valued by future employers. The programme prepares you for working in a broad spectrum of areas, including the media and journalism, the publishing sector, cultural management, education and the performing arts. It also enables you to proceed into higher professional or academic qualifications and to pursue postgraduate degrees.

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