Objectives and Attainment Targets of the Study Programme


·        to have an excellent command of the two languages chosen

For Dutch: at the level of the professional native language user;

For the modern, foreign languages: at the level C2 of the ERC, or at least C1 for understanding (listening and reading), speaking (production and interaction) and writing;

For Latin and Old Greek: to master these language on a level comparable to the level C1/B2 as concerns the dimensions of reading and understanding, and comparable to the level A2 as concerns the dimension of writing.

·        to have excellent language awareness

·        to be duly capable of comparing the two chosen languages and literatures in a probing and creative manner as well as being duly capable of reflecting on the distinctions between them

·        to have an in-depth scientific understanding of the language system and the manifestations of language

·        to have an in-depth scientific understanding of the specific features and characteristics of literary texts and the historical function of literature

·        to be duly capable of implementing, evaluating and further developing various methods of analysis in the study of spoken and written texts in the languages concerned

·        to be duly capable of resolving complex queries of a linguistic and/or literary nature, particular to the language combination chosen, and of presenting one’s own research results to professional peers


Attainment targets

·        to have an excellent knowledge of (different variants of) the languages studied and to be duly capable of applying said knowledge in a variety of different operational contexts

·        to be duly capable of contributing to the linguistic debate on language as a communication form and the historical aspects thereof

·        to be duly capable of contributing to the literary debate on the literary traditions of the language regions studied; * to be duly capable of comprehending and critically evaluating phenomena and processes of a historical, cultural and social-political nature

·        to have a due command of active and critical literary science and language theory methods of analysis methods of analysis and to be duly capable of putting these into practice

·        to have an in-depth knowledge of the history and culture of the language regions studied, as well as being able to apply said

·        to have an in-depth understanding of the linguistic and literary relations between the two languages chosen

·        to be duly capable of critically treating a topic from the study programme by way of a thesis whilst using the relevant scientific sources in doing so.