Arts and Culture (Research), M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • English (book IELTS)
    Language
University rank #67 (WUR) ,
The Arts and Culture research master at Leiden University is unique in offering a two-year programme that integrates art history and theory with literary studies and media studies.

About

An international focus

The master in Arts and Culture (Research) stands out by its global character, focus on applied arts, and integrated study of the visual arts and architecture. You will benefit from the programme's intense collaboration with the Media Studies and Literary Studies masters.

A flexible curriculum

You can choose to focus on Arts and Culture, Media Studies or Literary Studies, or explore a single period (Middle Ages/Early Modern or Modern and Contemporary). The programme's flexibility will encourage you to adopt an interdisciplinary perspective. During your studies you will acquire a valuable range of skills and knowledge, both disciplinary and interdisciplinary, historical and theoretical.

Learn from the leading minds in the field

The Arts and Culture (Research) programme's courses address the relations of culture and society guided by the Leiden Institute for the Arts in Society’s (LUCAS)  research. You will learn from internationally-respected LUCAS researchers as well as eminent scholars and practitioners from our network of academic and cultural institutions.

Accreditation

Accredited by: NVAO in: Netherlands

Programme Structure

Semester 1The first semester starts with the LUCAS Seminar Cultural Theory for the 21st Century, which offers an overview of theoretical approaches developed in this MA programme, and of the research interests of the staff. It is compulsory for all students in the Research MA programmes in Arts and Culture and Literary Studies.. Parallel to this course you choose an interdisciplinary (period-bound) and a disciplinary seminar (in one of the domains).

Semester 2Whereas the first semester presented a basic and disciplinary course for art history students, the second semester offers the interdisciplinary framework via the course Methodological Concepts in Art and Literature. This semester also contains an interdisciplinary (period-bound) and a disciplinary seminar.

For more information, please visit the programme website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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:

    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

  • A bachelor’s degree from a university, equivalent to the level of a Dutch academic bachelor’s degree, in Art History or a related discipline, such as Visual Studies, Cultural Studies, Media Studies, Archaeology, Fine Art or Architectural Studies with a sufficient focus on art and architectural historical education.
  • Good grades comparable with an average mark of at least 7.5 (Dutch grading system) for the entire bachelor’s programme, and a grade for the bachelor’s thesis of an 8 or higher.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    16800 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16800 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    2060 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2060 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Leiden

850 - 1250 EUR/month
Living Costs

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