Literary Studies, M.A.

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    1600
    Tuition (Year)
    1951
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
University rank #77 ,
The Leiden University Master's in Literary Studies offers separate one-year programmes in English, French, German and Italian literature and culture, as well as Literature in Society.
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About

The Leiden University Master's in Literary Studies offers separate one-year programmes in English, French, German and Italian literature and culture, as well as Literature in Society.

This master's is an excellent way of deepening and broadening your knowledge of the literature and culture of your specialisation, thus becoming a true specialist. All courses are taught in the language of your specialisation. The Master's programmes in English, French, German and Italian literature cover the entire range of these literatures, from medieval to early modern, modern and contemporary. You will benefit from courses given by experts in terms of the period (middle ages, early modern, modern, post-modern and post-colonial) but also in terms of rhetoric, semiotics, intermediality, inter-cultural history and other approaches current in Literary Studies. Use the vast range of options to construct your personal programme. You may include a course in English, French, German or Italian linguistics. You may also include a course in the national Masterlanguage programme or go abroad to the country of your specialisation, for an internship or university courses. * Leiden University's Humanities Faculty was recently ranked 17th in the Times Higher Education worldwide ranking.

Accreditation

Accredited by: NVAO in: Netherlands

Programme Structure

Programme internationalization:

  • Studying abroad is optional.
  • The percentage of foreign students: 0%
  • The percentage of foreign teachers: 0%
  • The percentage of students abroad: 0%
  • The percentage of teachers abroad: 0%

This programme has a workload of 60 ECTS.

Specialities:

French Literature and Culture:

Develop your knowledge of French and Francophone literary works and genres with this French-language master's at Leiden University.

English Literature and Culture:

This one-year English Literature and Culture MA focuses on the interaction between literature and key political and social issues such as identity, migration, memory and the metropolis.

German Literature and Culture:

This master's offers the largest number of German-language MA courses in the Netherlands and covers the fields of literary and cultural studies from the Middle Ages to the present.

Italian Literature and Culture:

The MA in Italian Literature and Culture at Leiden University offers an advanced, comparative approach to the study of Italian literature from the Middle Ages to the present day.

Leiden Leadership Programme:

The Leiden Leadership Programme (LLP) is an honours programme of 15 ECs on top of the regular master's curriculum. The programme consists of training courses, seminars and a practical assignment.

Literature in Society. Europe and Beyond:

Develop your knowledge of the interactive relationship between literature and society, focusing on key political and social issues from a transnational perspective.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    60 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score: 600

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score: 100

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

Knowledge minimum: Please visit: http://www.mastersinleiden.nl/programmes/literary-studies

Previous education: A bachelor's degree from a university, equivalent to the level of a Dutch academic bachelor's degree.

Additional language requirements:

  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English: C2
  • IELTS overall band: 7
  • TOEFL paper based: 600
  • TOEFL computer based: 250
  • TOEFL internet based: 100

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 1600 International
  • EUR 1951 EU/EEA

Funding

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