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Literary Studies

Leiden University

M.A.
12 months
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18300 EUR/year
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About

The MA Literary Studies at Leiden University offers you a specialised qualification in one of four languages and cultures or a comparative perspective on literature and culture, with each programme offering considerable scope for individual customisation.

Overview

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.

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.

Literary Studies at Leiden University is an accredited degree programme. After successful completion of this programme, you will receive a master’s degree in Literary Studies and the title Master of Arts (MA).

Career prospects

A few examples of positions held by our graduates :
  • Account executive at a communications agency
  • Policy officer at The Ministry of Education, Culture and Science
  • English/French/German/Italian teacher at a university of professional education
  • English/French/German teacher at a secondary school
  • Junior information specialist at an association of civil-law notaries
  • Project officer for subtitling at a company specialising in media translations
  • PhD researcher at a Dutch or foreign university
  • Project manager at a translation and interpreting agency
  • Publishing assistant at a legal publishing house
  • Copywriter at a software and consultancy company
  • Content manager and communications advisor at a multinational accountancy firm

Programme Structure

Programme structure

  • The master’s programme in Literary Studies is a one-year full-time programme taught across two semesters. It comprises compulsory courses, elective courses, and the writing of an MA thesis.
  • For detailed information about the curriculum, please check the specialisations.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

60 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
80
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18300 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18300 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2143 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2143 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

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