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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 specialisation in French Literature and Culture gives you access to excellent teaching and resources. The expansive curriculum spanning the Middle Ages to the present day allows you to pursue your personal area of interest. 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.

Moreover, since all classes are taught in French, you will greatly improve your fluency in oral and written French. This can be a great benefit if you decide to pursue a career in the francophone sphere.

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What are your career prospects?

This Master's prepares you for a wide range of positions related to your expertise on French language and culture. Our graduates work at different types of organisations, such as education, communication and marketing, government, financial institutions and media. Jobs include teacher, content marketeer, copy writer and editor.

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Is French Literature and Culture the programme for you?

Do you want to explore everything that francophone literature has to offer? And greatly improve your oral and written French? Then French Literature and Culture at Leiden University is the right Master's programme for you. Find out if you are eligible for this Master's programme by checking the admission requirements.

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