The Master's programme in Arts and Culture (research) at Leiden University is unique in offering a two-year programme that integrates art history and theory with literary studies and media studies.
The MA in Arts and Culture (research) stands out by its global character, focus on design and applied arts, and integrated study of the visual arts and architecture. You will benefit from the programme's intense collaboration with the MA in Media Studies and the MA in Literary Studies. You can choose to focus on Arts and Culture, Media Studies or Literary Studies, or explore a single period (Middle Ages/Early Modern resp. Modern and Contemporary). The programme's flexibility will encourage you to adopt a interdisciplinary perspective. The programme's courses address the relations of culture and society guided by the research programme of the Leiden Institute for the Arts in Society (LUCAS). During your studies you will acquire a valuable range of skills and knowledge, both disciplinary and interdisciplinary, historical and theoretical. * Leiden University's Humanities Faculty was recently ranked 17th in the Times Higher Education worldwide ranking.
Accredited by: NVAO in: Netherlands
This programme has a workload of 120 ECTS.
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.
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Grade average: 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.
Previous education: 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.
Additional language requirements:
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