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English Literature and Culture (MA)

Why Leiden University

Leiden University offers students a rich environment in which to reach their potential.

Reach a high level in the English  language

Our approach to learning at Leiden University is focused on the individual and their unique profile.

All courses are taught in English, in small-sized classes. This gives you the opportunity to greatly improve your oral and written language skills.

The right location to study Literary Studies

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. With Leiden’s world famous collections of original manuscripts and periodicals, you have the literary world at your fingertips.

Our expertise

The scholars teaching the Master’s programme in English Literature and Culture are experts in their respective research fields and integrate their research in their tuition. They form an integral part of the Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society (LUCAS), a leading European centre for research and teaching in languages, literature, art and culture.

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.

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