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Master of Arts in Literature, Media and Culture in the Modern Era

The master’s program in Literature, Media and Culture in the Modern Era focuses on interdisciplinary literary studies and independent research projects. You will conduct research mainly on the modern era, covering the mid-18th century and the emergence of bourgeoisie up to the present day. You can choose your courses depending on your personal interests and/or preferred philologies. As the program integrates elements of media studies and an additional module in Media and Communication Studies it provides an interdisciplinary structure as well as manifold interrelations between literature and media. When graduating, you will have plenty of professional perspectives in the field of modern media going far beyond the program’s focus on literary studies.

At a glance

Start of the program and period of study4 semesters (full-time); only in the fall semester
Application period

15 March – 31 May (Apply now)

Language of instructionGerman, English,and up to two Romance languages, depending on your major
Admission requirementsBachelor’s degree in Literary Studies, a philology or in a similar field of study with a final grade of at least 2.5; at least 2 modules in Literary Studies; proof of English language proficiency equivalent to level B2. Please consult the selection statutes for detailed information.
Further selection criteriaPractical experience, international experience, voluntary work, letter of motivation
International orientation

Optional semester and/or internship abroad

Required coursework and course contents120 ECTS credits, 100 ECTS credits of these in Literary Studies and 20 ECTS credits in Media and Communication Studies and practical courses
Program descriptionDownload here


Semester fee: EUR 169 (more information)
Tuition fees for international students from non-EU countries: EUR 1,500
Tuition fees for a second degree: EUR 650

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As a graduate of the master’s program in Literature, Media and Culture in the Modern Era, you have plenty of opportunities in media-related professions: You can either pursue an academic career or work in the fields of journalism, media production, literature, public relations, advertisement or modern corporate communications.

Advising and contact

Madeline Dahl

Madeline Dahl (she/her)

Program Manager Master of Arts
University of Mannheim
School of Humanities
Schloss – Room EO 287
68161 Mannheim
Consultation hour(s):
No consultation hour on 09.07.2024!

Tue und Wed 10–12 a.m.
Open consultation hours in room EO 287