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Literary Studies (MA)

The MA Literary Studies at Leiden University offers you a specialised qualification in one of four languages and cultures or a comparative perspective on literature and culture, with each programme offering considerable scope for individual customisation.

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Why study Literary Studies at Leiden University?

We believe that freedom plays an important role in unlocking potential. The master’s programme in Literary Studies has a high degree of flexibility to enable you to tailor the programme to your particular interests. Your curriculum could include a single or combined major and electives from other specialisations – even other master’s programmes. You are also free to go abroad for  a specific university course or an internship in order to deepen or widen your focus.

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Small classes and an individual approach

Academics from the renowned Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society (LUCAS) teach the master’s programme in Literary Studies. This means that every class you attend is taught by scholars of international standing who are true experts in their fields. Small, interactive classes or one-on-one mentoring ensure you get the most from their expert guidance and advice. An important objective is to teach you the value of questioning: you will acquire a broad, investigative and critical approach to problem solving that can be applied to any challenge in any role.

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In which sector do students find jobs?

  • 36 Education
  • 14 Communication and marketing
  • 9 Government and semi-government organisations
  • 8 IT
  • 6 Financial institutions
  • 5 Publishing
  • 5 Media and Journalism
  • 3 Research
  • 3 Consultancy
  • 3 Business services
  • 8 Other

The graph above is based on alumni data from the MA Literary Studies 2016-2020.

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Literary Studies degree

Literary Studies at Leiden University is an accredited degree programme. After successful completion of this programme, you will receive a master’s degree in Literary Studies and the title Master of Arts (MA).

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