The master’s degree in “Literature Communication in the Media” trains experts in contemporary literature and its communication in the cultural sector. The course is based on four pillars:

  • In literary and media studies research-related teaching, he enables to observe the constantly changing cultural field, to recognize, name and judge new things. Individual and group mentorships ensure close technical support and early internal and non-university networking.
  • In our own teaching department, in internships and in joint research projects with permanent cooperation partners from renowned cultural institutions, professionally relevant skills are acquired that allow one to move in a rapidly changing economic and media environment as well as theory and practice, also in tandem courses to relate productively to one another.
  • Knowledge of literary history is imparted, because the present can only be understood by those who know about its prehistory and have access to comparative material from other epochs and contexts: These are presented in innovative digital formats in cooperation with the Marburg Media Center on the basis of audiovisual materials from publishers, radio, Film and television prepared together.
  • The focus is on German-language literature from the Middle Ages to the present day, but the comparative perspective is not neglected either. In transatlantic teaching and research projects, the international cooperation that is indispensable in the literature business is also practiced and experienced through (digital) exchanges.


The master’s course consists of the study areas “Literary Life and Media History”, “Literary, Culture and Media Theory”, “Cultural Practice” and the “Final Modules”. Particular emphasis is placed on a teaching unit “teaching editing” developed especially for this course and a methodologically oriented scientific module that is dedicated to the question of how current trends can be recorded (and used) in the current literary field. In the practical module, students can choose between a traditional internship and a self-determined project.


The aim of the course is to acquire a scientifically qualified degree that enables independent scientific research, active participation in processes of scientific communication and the application of scientific methods and knowledge in various professional fields, especially in the field of literature communication in the media, and access to a doctorate opened.

Possible fields of activity can be:

Literature and culture business, publishers / book trade, media, private and public cultural institutions, cultural management, cultural journalism, etc.



Proof of completion of a relevant bachelor's degree in the field of literature or cultural studies with Germanic subjects or proof of a comparable domestic or foreign professional university degree with an overall grade of at least 2.7.

If proof of the first degree is not yet available, a transcript of records with a calculated average grade based on at least 80% of the credit points required for the bachelor's degree can be submitted.

University degrees with a subject in German literature of at least 48 credit points qualify for admission. University degrees with a lower subject in German literary studies entitle to admission if at least 24 credit points in the field of German literary studies and at least 24 credit points in media, literary or cultural studies have been achieved.

The examination board can combine the admission with the condition that additional study achievements and / or examinations of a maximum of 24 credit points are achieved. In this case, the course can be extended accordingly


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