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French Literature and Culture (MA)

Develop your knowledge of French and Francophone literary works and genres with the Master’s programme in French Literature and Culture at Leiden University.

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Why study French Literature and Culture at Leiden University?

The master's in French Literature and Culture at Leiden University offers an excellent qualification in French and Francophone literature and culture. All classes taught in French, which will greatly improve your fluency in oral and written French.

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French literature: from the Middle Ages to the present

During this master’s programme you will study French literature from France and beyond, ranging from the Middle Ages to the present. The programme offers courses in the ‘traditional’ canon of French literature, but also goes beyond it, focusing on francophone literature from origins as diverse as the Caribbean and the Maghreb.

Admission and Application

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Customise your degree

You will be able to design your curriculum according to your career goals or interests. Concentrate on French literature from the 20th and 21st century, or on courses related to medieval or early modern literature. You will also be able to combine French literature courses with Masterlanguage and French linguistics courses. 

Find out more about the career prospects

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.

French Literature and Culture degree

French Literature and Culture 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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