Universiteit Leiden

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Arts and Culture (research) (MA)

Why Leiden University

Leiden University offers ambitious students the latest knowledge and the freedom to develop their own area of expertise.

A top-ranked university

Leiden University's Faculty of Humanities is consistently ranked among the top 30 Humanities faculties worldwide in the THE World University Ranking. At Leiden University, the oldest university in the Netherlands, learning incorporates the latest research and resources found nowhere else in the world, such as those of the famous Leiden University Library and its collections of original manuscripts, periodicals, and photos.

Flexibility to construct your own programme

Our master’s programme in Arts and Culture (Research) allows you to tailor your degree to reflect your interests. You can choose subjects from various specialisations and you also have the option to take courses at another university, do an internship or conduct field research as part of your research project.

World-class expertise

The Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society (LUCAS) is a leading European centre for research and teaching in languages, literature, art and culture. The master Arts and Culture (Research) makes full use of the Centre’s academic range, global network, and student-centred focus, with a high level of individual supervision and the option to customise programmes to meet your personal goals.

An ideal location

Leiden University offers you one of the best locations from which to explore and study the field of art and culture. Our location close to the major European cities of The Hague, Amsterdam, Antwerp, Brussels and London brings you within easy reach of some of Europe’s most famous museums, galleries and exhibitions.

The Leiden Experience

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