Art, Architecture and Interior before 1800 (MA)
Why Leiden University
Leiden University offers ambitious students a world-class environment in which to reach their potential.
A top-ranked university
Our Faculty of Humanities consistently ranks in the top 30 humanities faculties in the Times Higher Education (THE) world university rankings. Leiden University, founded in 1575 as the first university in the Netherlands, cherishes a long tradition of incorporating the latest research in teaching. You will have access to Leiden’s world famous collections of prints, photographs and manuscripts.
An ideal location
Leiden is one of the most beautiful cities in the Netherlands with many well preserved monuments and unique museums and collections. Our University will be offering you one of the best locations from which to explore and study the field of art and culture in the city and its direct vicinity. Our location is close to major cultural centres in the Netherlands and abroad, such as Amsterdam, The Hague, Antwerp, Paris and London, offers easy access to some of Europe’s most famous museums, galleries and monuments.
An individual approach to learning
The Art History department has a committed teaching staff, both outstanding researchers and dedicated teachers. Small classes and intensive one-on-one mentoring give all our students the extra stimulation and support to go the extra step in their performance. A personal mentor is assigned to you at the beginning of the programme to provide one-on-one academic support and advice throughout your studies.
An outstanding start to your career
Our reputation as a centre of excellence means that your qualification will be respected by organizations worldwide. Our graduates enjoy successful careers thanks to their specialized and in-depth knowledge, their experience during internships in top ranking institutions and their critical, scholarly attitude. Our graduates are well equipped to solve the challenges facing society now and in the future.