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Arts and Culture (research) (MA)


Get the most out of your studies at Leiden University by taking part in our extracurricular activities.

Community building

Throughout the year, activities are organised by both the programme and the Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society (LUCAS) to encourage community building. Examples include guest lectures of leading experts and LeidenGlobal lectures.

Small-scale teaching
Teaching generally takes the form of small-scale seminars, in which lively and engaging discussions are encouraged. The small size of classes allows for a high level of quality contact and interaction between you and your lecturers and fellow students.

Study abroad

During your third semester you can choose to study some elective courses at a university abroad. We have Erasmus and other exchange agreements with many European and American Universities.

Uhlenbeck scholarship programme

For research master’s students, the Faculty of Humanities has set up the Uhlenbeck scholarship programme. If you would like to spend a period of time abroad for field work, research or a study exchange, you can apply for a (supplementary) scholarship.

Leiden Leadership Programme

Are you interested in developing your leadership potential? The Leiden Leadership Programme (LLP) is an Honours Programme specifically developed for ambitious master's students at Leiden University and the Delft University of Technology who recognise the importance of leadership abilities. The LLP offers in-depth training sessions, assessments, seminars, and the creation of a Personal Leadership Roadmap – a five-year plan for reaching and developing your leadership potential.

Study at the Academy of Creative and Performing Arts

The Academy of the Creative and Performing Arts (ACPA) is a research institute and part of the Faculty of Humanities. The ACPA offers education such as electives, and talent programmes such as the Practicum Artium (PA), which gives you the opportunity to study photography, graphic design or drawing, and the Practicum Musicae at the Royal Conservatoire The Hague, where you can study classical music, singing, early music or jazz. 
Find out more about ACPA.

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