Literary Studies, M.A. | Leiden University | Leiden, Netherlands
12 months
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19300 EUR/year
2209 EUR/year
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About

The Leiden University MA in Literary Studies offers separate one-year programmes in English, French, German and Italian literature and culture, as well as Literature in Society. This Master is an excellent way of deepening and broadening your knowledge of the literature and culture of your specialisation, thus becoming a true specialist.

Overview

The Literary Studies MA programme at Leiden University 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.

You will benefit from courses given by experts in terms of the period (middle ages, early modern, modern, post-modern and post-colonial) but also in terms of rhetoric, semiotics, intermediality, inter-cultural history and other approaches current 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.

Use the vast range of options to construct your personal programme. You may include a course in English, French, German or Italian linguistics. You may also include a course in the national Master language programme or go abroad to the country of your specialisation, for an internship or university courses.

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

  • 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

Specialisations:

  • English Literature and Culture
  • French Literature and Culture
  • German Literature and Culture
  • Italian Literature and Culture 
  • Literature in Society. Europe and Beyond 

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

60 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

The following diploma requirements apply for this programme:

  • A bachelor’s degree from a Dutch research university (in the specialisation) Italian Language and Culture or European Languages and Cultures: Italian. 
  • Holders of a comparable bachelor’s degree from a research university, equivalent to the level of a Dutch academic Bachelor’s degree, or who can demonstrate that they meet the requirements for such a degree, may also be granted admission.            
  • Completed the pre-Master's/bridging programme.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19300 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19300 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2209 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2209 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • Second Dutch master’s programme: €15,100 per year

Living costs for Leiden

850 - 1250 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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