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Arts and Culture (MA)


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


Throughout the year, activities are organised by students and staff at the Arts and Culture programme as well as the Centre for the Arts in Society (LUCAS) to encourage community building. Examples include:

  • Field trips related to research seminars
  • Guest lectures by leading experts
  • Leiden Global lectures
  • Museum Talks

Teaching generally takes the form of small-scale seminars and tutorials, 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, your lecturers and your fellow students. You will also be assigned a personal mentor, who provides support and advice throughout your studies.

Study abroad

You can choose to study part of your Arts and Culture degree abroad. The International Office of the Faculty of Humanities can help you make the right decision as to which university abroad would be the best place for you to spend a semester. 

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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