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Arts and Culture (MA)

The MA in Arts and Culture at Leiden University is your chance to acquire a world-class, customised qualification within the field of Arts and Culture.

Please note: the last start date for these 3 specialisations is February 2022:
From September 2022 the MA Arts and Culture will offer these two new specialisations:

Why study Arts and Culture at Leiden University?

A unique programme in terms of its diverse and interdisciplinary range of subjects, the Arts and Culture master's programme offers you the choice of three specialisations. Each explores different themes from a comparative and global perspective and offers a broad range of electives, allowing you to further customise your degree. We encourage every student to pursue the academic areas they are passionate about.

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Learn from the leading minds in the field

At Leiden University, you are joining one of the world's leading universities. In the MA in Arts and Culture, you learn from internationally-respected researchers at the Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society (LUCAS) as well as eminent scholars and practitioners from our network of academic and cultural institutions. You benefit from this network both in what you learn, and in how, with opportunities for internships, exchange programmes and regular visiting speakers.

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Academic challenge combined with social relevance

The master's in Arts and Culture is an academically-challenging programme, with an emphasis on training students to be excellent researchers and stand-out critical thinkers. Relevance is of key importance, with current issues integrated into everything you learn. Because of this, our programme attracts motivated students from all around the world, all of whom are seeking an academic programme that promises the best in knowledge, skills, and career prospects.

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Small classes and an individual approach

Our approach to learning at Leiden University is focused on the individual and their unique profile. Teaching takes the form of small-scale lectures, where every student is involved in class discussions and receives a high level of focused attention from lecturers.

In which sector do students find jobs?

  • 34 Culture, sports and recreation
  • 9 Government and semi-government organisations
  • 9 Communication and marketing
  • 9 IT
  • 9 Wholesale and retail
  • 6 Education
  • 6 Research
  • 3 Corporate services
  • 3 Consultancy
  • 3 Publishing
  • 9 Other

The graph above is based on alumni data from the MA in Arts and Culture 2016-2020.

Arts and Culture degree

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

Admission and Application

Do you want to find out if you are eligible for this Master's Programme?

Check the admission requirements

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