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French Literature and Culture

Leiden University

M.A.
12 months
Duration
18300 EUR/year
2143 EUR/year
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About

Develop your knowledge of French and Francophone literary works and genres with the Master’s programme in French Literature and Culture at Leiden University.

Overview

The master's in French Literature and Culture at Leiden University offers an excellent qualification in French and Francophone literature and culture. All classes taught in French, which will greatly improve your fluency in oral and written French.

During this master’s programme you will study French literature from France and beyond, ranging from the Middle Ages to the present. The programme offers courses in the ‘traditional’ canon of French literature, but also goes beyond it, focusing on francophone literature from origins as diverse as the Caribbean and the Maghreb.

You will be able to design your curriculum according to your career goals or interests. Concentrate on French literature from the 20th and 21st century, or on courses related to medieval or early modern literature. You will also be able to combine French literature courses with Masterlanguage and French linguistics courses. 

French Literature and Culture 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

Our alumni have taken positions as a:

  • French teacher in a secondary school
  • French teacher in professional higher education
  • Literary translator
  • Business translator
  • Editorial secretary & editor at a publishing house
  • PhD candidate at a Dutch or foreign university
  • Publishing assistant at a publishing house
  • Marketing and communications officer at a telecom company
  • Policy advisor at a Dutch university
  • Foreign rights manager at a publishing house
  • Journalist at a press company

Programme Structure

The French Literature and Culture specialisation consists of four courses and an MA thesis:

  • Courses 1 and 2: Any two courses from the French Literature and Culture programme;
  • Course 3: Any course offered from the French Literature and Culture programme or any other course within the MA in Literary Studies;
  • Course 4: Any course offered from the French Literature and Culture programme or any other course within the MA in Literary Studies, a course on a literary subject taught in another MA, a course offered within the MA in Linguistics: French Language and Linguistics, or a course offered via Masterlanguage.

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

Partially taught in English, Partially taught in French

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.
100
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).
7

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A copy of a valid passport or ID card
  • A copy of a Dutch residence permit (if applicable)
  • CV (résumé)
  • Language proficiency (if applicable)
  • Copies of diplomas and transcripts

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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