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French 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 French language

Our approach to learning at Leiden University is focused on the individual and their unique profile. All courses are taught in French, in small-sized classes. This gives you the opportunity to greatly improve your research 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 very 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 this Master’s programme 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-set, specialised and in-depth knowledge, and strong critical-thinking skills.

Diversity and inclusion

We are convinced that our education can only flourish if everyone within the programme feels supported, respected and empowered to do their best work. We find it important to offer a learning environment that allows for different perspectives and points of view that students bring with them, depending on their ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, health, religion, age or socio-economic background. Every new generation sees the world from a new perspective – and our students are the newest generation. We look forward to hearing more about your perspective. Leiden University has been pursuing diversity policy since 2014, with the aim of creating a diverse and inclusive learning and working environment for all staff and students.

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