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Arts, Literature and Media (research) (MA)

Why Leiden University

Leiden University offers ambitious students a world-class environment in which to reach their potential.

The right location to study Arts, Literature and Media

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, you can access the best teaching staff, the latest research, and a wealth of resources found nowhere else in the world.The programme 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.

Research 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’s programme in Arts, Literature and Media makes full use of the centre’s academic range, with a high-level of individual supervision and the flexibility to customise programmes that is to the benefit of all students.

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.

Flexibility to construct your own programme

The research master’s programme Arts, Literature and Media 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.

Preparing your career

Our reputation means that your qualification is respected by organisations worldwide. Our graduates enjoy successful careers thanks to their broad and global mind-sets, specialised and in-depth knowledge, and strong critical-thinking skills. Our graduates are equipped to solve the challenges facing society now and in the future.

Diversity and inclusion

We are convinced that our education can only flourish if everyone within the programme feels supported, respected and empowered to do their best work. We find it important to offer a learning environment that allows for different perspectives and points of view that students bring with them, depending on their ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, health, religion, age or socio-economic background. Every new generation sees the world from a new perspective – and our students are the newest generation. We look forward to hearing more about your perspective. Leiden University has been pursuing diversity policy since 2014, with the aim of creating a diverse and inclusive learning and working environment for all staff and students.

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