Customise your degree
We believe that freedom plays an important role in unlocking potential. The master’s programme in Literary Studies has a high degree of flexibility to enable you to tailor the programme to your particular interests. Your curriculum could include a single or combined major and electives from other specialisations – even other master’s programmes. You are also free to go abroad for a specific university course or an internship in order to deepen or widen your focus.
Small classes and an individual approach
Academics from the renowned Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society (LUCAS) teach the master’s programme in Literary Studies. This means that every class you attend is taught by scholars of international standing who are true experts in their fields. Small, interactive classes or one-on-one mentoring ensure you get the most from their expert guidance and advice. An important objective is to teach you the value of questioning: you will acquire a broad, investigative and critical approach to problem solving that can be applied to any challenge in any role.
Accredited by: NVAO in: Netherlands
The master’s programme in Literary Studies offers five specialisations. The language specialisations offer a vast range of subject areas from Medieval to 21st century literature, whereas ‘Literature in Society’ focuses on modern and contemporary literature and culture. You will have the opportunity to customise your degree by including electives from other specialisations and master’s programmes, or by taking an internship or a course at a university abroad.
You can apply until:
You can apply until:
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This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.
We invite motivated students from around the world to apply for the Master of Arts in Literary Studies. Admission requirements may vary per specialisation, please visit the specialisation of your interest to find out more about the entry requirements.
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