University of Innsbruck

Master’s Programme
Comparative Literature

The students of the Master’s Degree Programme in Comparative Literature learn to independently work with literary texts as well as text linguistics and theories in literary and cultural studies. Texts are considered in diverse contexts by connecting different literatures and including other forms of media and art (film dance, theatre, fine arts, etc.)

Master's Programme: Comparative Literature

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Please note: the language of instruction for this programme is German.


Master of Arts (MA)

4 semesters/120 ECTS-Credits

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Relevant bachelor's degree or equivalent, language certificates

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  • investigate what literature is
  • study how to analyse literature
  • study the relationship between literature and other art forms
  • study world literatures
  • study how literature and literature studies relate to society and other disciplines
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Post graduation

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  • work at universities, museums and academies
  • work in publishing, journalism and the broader media sector
  • employment in archives and libraries
  • work in education policy making and public relations
  • work in culture policy making, administration and education
  • teach internationally
  • employment in (cultural) institutions nationally and internationally

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