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Arts and Culture (research) (MA)

The Arts and Culture research master at Leiden University is unique in offering a two-year programme that integrates art history and theory with literary studies and media studies.

From 1 September 2021 this research master’s programme will continue as Arts, Literature and Media (research).

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Why study Arts and Culture (research) at Leiden University?

The master in Arts and Culture (Research) stands out by its global character, focus on applied arts, and integrated study of the visual arts and architecture. You will benefit from the programme's intense collaboration with the Media Studies and Literary Studies masters.

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A flexible curriculum

You can choose to focus on Arts and Culture, Media Studies or Literary Studies, or explore a single period (Middle Ages/Early Modern or Modern and Contemporary). The programme's flexibility will encourage you to adopt an interdisciplinary perspective. During your studies you will acquire a valuable range of skills and knowledge, both disciplinary and interdisciplinary, historical and theoretical.

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Learn from the leading minds in the field

The Arts and Culture (Research) programme's courses address the relations of culture and society guided by the Leiden Institute for the Arts in Society’s (LUCAS)  research. You will learn from internationally-respected LUCAS researchers as well as eminent scholars and practitioners from our network of academic and cultural institutions.

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Arts and Culture degree

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

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