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Literaturvermittlung in den Medien / Providing literature in the media (Master of Arts)

Program: Literaturvermittlung in den Medien / Providing literature in the media
Degree: Master of Arts (M.A.)
Program length: 2 years / 4 semesters (120 ECTS points)
Start: winter and summer semester


The Master program in "Literaturvermittlung in den Medien / Providing literature in the media" creates experts in contemporary literature and its mediation in the cultural sector. The course of study is based on three pillars:

  • Through literature and media research-based teaching, it qualifies students to observe the continually changing cultural field, to recognize new things and to identify and analyze them.
  • In our editorial workshop, internships and projects, professionally relevant competencies are acquired which enable students to move through a quickly changing economic and media environment.

In addition, literary history knowledge is taught, because it is only possible to understand the present through understanding the past, with comparative material from other eras and contexts.

Major topics

The Master program consists of the study focus areas of "Literary life and media history," "Literature, culture and media theory," "Cultural practice" and the "Final modules." Particular emphasis is placed on an "Editorial workshop" instruction unit, developed especially for this program, and a methodologically oriented academic module that is dedicated to the question of how current tendencies in the simultaneous literary field can be accounted for (and used). In the practical module, students can decide between a traditional internship and a self-determined project.


The objective of the program is to acquire an academically qualified degree that qualifies graduates for independent academic research, for active participation in processes of academic communication and for the application of academic methods and knowledge in a variety of professional fields, particularly in the field of providing literature in the media, and enables access to a Doctorate.

Possible fields of employment can include:

Literature and cultural sector, publishing/book trade, media, private and public cultural institutions, cultural management, cultural journalism, etc.

  • Admission requirements

    Required university degree

    Certification of a subject-relevant Bachelor program in the field of literature or cultural studies with German studies components or certification of a comparable domestic or foreign qualifying university diploma with an overall grade of at least 2.7.

    University degrees with at least 48 credit points in German literary studies qualify for admission.

    University degrees with a lower amount in German literary studies qualify for admission only if at least 24 credit points have been acquired in the field of German literary studies and at least 24 credit points in the field of media, literary or cultural studies.

    The examination board can make admission contingent on additional academic performances and/or examination performances of 24 CP at maximum being produced. In this case, the program can be extended accordingly.

    Certifications of program-specific knowledge and skills to be submitted prior to admission German skills:
    DSH 2

    Admission Mode Direct admission is granted with complete fulfillment of the admission requirements
  • Who can answer questions?

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    Content-related questions about the program

    PD Dr. Manuel Bauer
    Deutschhausstraße 3
    Room +1/2310
    35032 Marburg
    Tel.: 06421/28-27019

    Formal questions about your application

    In case of formal questions about the application, please contact Master's Coordination with your application number (if available) at .

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