General and Comparative Literary Studiesfull time

  • Master of Arts


  • 4 semesters

    Standard period of study (amount)

  • Wuppertal


  • No information

Overview and admission

Study Type


Admission semester

Summer and Winter Semester

Area of study
  • General Literary Studies
  • Comparative Literary Studies
Target group

Graduates from subjects with significant Literary Studies components.


Where proof and documents are incomplete at the time of application due to reasons for which the applicant is not responsible, individual proof may be provided. In this case the Examination Board may grant admission subject to the provision of complete verification for a time period of up to one year after the start of studies.

Admission modus

Without admission restriction

Admission requirements

The prerequisites for access to the Master's degree in General and Comparative Literature are met by anyone who has a Bachelor's degree course of at least six semesters with a total of at least 180 ECTS credit points (LP) with a focus on Literary and Cultural Studies or in Art and Media Studies with a literary component (each amounting to successfully completed at least 40 LP). In the case of a purely Germanic Bachelor's degree, attendance at a foreign language philology seminar is also required. Language skills in two foreign languages at level B2 of the Common European Framework for Foreign Languages (GER) or an equivalent level of knowledge are required.

Application deadlines

Winter semester (2023/2024)
  • Application deadline for Germans and inhabitants

    Summer semester: Mid-December - 15 January; Winter semester Mid-June - 15 July

  • Deadlines for International Students from the European Union

    No information

  • Deadlines for international students from countries that are not members of the European Union

    Summer semester: Mid-December - 15 January; Winter semester Mid-June - 15 July

  • Enrollment deadline for Germans and foreign students

    Summer semester: Mid-December - 15 April Winter semester Mid-June - 15 September

Languages of instruction

Main language


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