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German Literature and Culture (MA)


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

Community building

Activities are organised by the programme  to encourage community building, for instance the annual session where alumni talk about their careers and the information session about internships, specifically tailored to students of the Master’s programme in Literary Studies. Moreover, the student association of the German Department, S!mp,  regularly organises cultural and social activities.

Throughout the year, the Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society also organises lectures on relevant topics which are attended by Literary Studies staff, PhD students and MA students.


Masterlanguage is a national network of courses for language and literature students. It offers courses on German literature and culture and on German Linguistics. All courses are taught in German, and take place at one of the participating universities. 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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