This MA offers separate programmes in the literatures of English, French, German and Italian. In all cases it is possible to combine a disciplinary with an interdisciplinary approach.
The focus is on medieval, early modern and modern literature for English and French, on early modern literature for Italian and on modern literature for German. You will have the option to take an interdisciplinary approach, exploring for instance the relation between different media, between literature and philosophy, or between literature and history. The one-year programme is closely connected to the MA in Media Studies, the Comparative Literature and Literary Theory specialisation, and the MA in American Studies.
Accredited by: NVAO in: Netherlands
This programme has a workload of 60 ECTS.
French Literature and Culture:
This specialisation covers French literature from the Middle Ages to the present day, and includes the study of French culture.
English Literature and Culture:
This specialisation will provide you with the opportunity to develop your knowledge of a wide range of literary works and genres in English, from the Middle Ages to the present.
German Literature and Culture:
In this specialisation you will concentrate on German literature from the 20th and 21st centuries, with a focus on an intercultural perspective.
Italian Literature and Culture:
In this specialisation you will develop your knowledge of comparative literary studies, with a focus on Italian literature from the Middle Ages to the present day.
You can apply until:
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You only need to take one of these language tests:
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.
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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.
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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).
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Knowledge minimum: See website www.unileidenmasters.nl for details.
Previous education: BA degree in Literary Studies or in a specific language and culture or its equivalent, with a relevant specialisation and satisfactory marks.
Additional language requirements:
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