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French Literature and Culture (MA)


Get the most out of your studies at Leiden University by taking part in our extracurricular activities.


A few times a year, activities are organised by the programme to encourage community building. Examples include the annual session where alumni are being interviewed about their careers and the information session about internships, specifically tailored to students of the master in Literary Studies.

Moreover, the student associations of the German, English, French and Italian departments  regularly organise cultural and social activities.


As a literature student, you will be able to take optional courses via Masterlanguage, a national network of courses for language and literature students. The network offers courses in German, English, French, Italian, Classics (Greek and Latin) and Dutch literature and culture. All courses are taught in the language of instruction (German, English, French or Italian) and take place at one of the participating universities in The Netherlands. For more information, please visit the Masterlanguage website (in Dutch).

Leiden Leadership Programme

Are you interested in developing your leadership potential? The Leiden Leadership Programme (LLP) is an Honours Programme specifically developed for ambitious master's students at Leiden University and the Delft University of Technology who recognise the importance of leadership abilities. The LLP offers in-depth training sessions, assessments, seminars, and the creation of a Personal Leadership Roadmap – a five-year plan for reaching and developing your leadership potential.

Study at the Academy of Creative and Performing Arts

The Academy of the Creative and Performing Arts (ACPA) is a research institute and part of the Faculty of Humanities. The ACPA offers education such as electives, and talent programmes such as the Practicum Artium (PA), which gives you the opportunity to study photography, graphic design or drawing, and the Practicum Musicae at the Royal Conservatoire The Hague, where you can study classical music, singing, early music or jazz. 
Find out more about ACPA.

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