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Contemporary Art in a Global Perspective (MA)

Admission requirements

To be eligible for Contemporary Art in a Global Perspective at Leiden University, you must meet the following admission requirements.

Diploma requirements

The following diploma requirements apply for this programme:

The Faculty Board may, on request, grant admission to applicants who can demonstrate to the satisfaction of the Faculty Board that they possess a level of knowledge, understanding and skills equal to that of holders of a bachelor's degree from a Dutch research university in Art History. 

You should have knowledge and understanding of the history, the methodological concepts and current theories on architecture and art production from late Antiquity to 1800. You should also be able to place architecture, the visual and applied arts in their context and development using the latest scholarly understanding. 

Language requirements

In order to successfully participate in this programme, you must be proficient in English. The following requirements apply:

  • IELTS:    7.0
  • TOEFL:  100
  • C2 Proficiency (former CPE) or C1 Advanced (former CAE) 185

A minimum score of IELTS 7.0 or TOEFL 25 is required for each of the four components.

For detailed information about which English qualifications are accepted, as well as the relevant exemption criteria, refer to English language proficiency.

Please note: You do not have to submit proof of proficiency if you have completed your education in Canada (except French-taught programmes in Canada), USA, UK, Ireland, New Zealand or Australia, or when you hold an International Baccalaureate, or for Dutch students, if you have completed VWO level English or an English taught bachelor at a Dutch Research University.

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