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Italian Literature and Culture (MA)

The master's programme in Italian Literature and Culture offers advanced studies in all areas of Italian literature, from the Middle Ages to the present day.

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Why study Italian Literature and Culture at Leiden University?

The master in Italian Literature and Culture at Leiden University offers a comparative approach to the study of Italian literature from the Middle Ages to the present day, taught entirely in Italian. During your studies you will explore the cultural context of the literature you read as well as its influence on other literature of the period, all while improving your fluency in oral and written Italian.

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Choose from a broad selection of Italian-language courses

Developed in close cooperation with two other top universities in the Netherlands – Amsterdam and Utrecht – this master's programme offers you the broadest selection of Italian-language courses in the Netherlands.  Leiden University is an international centre of expertise in the Humanities, which means that you learn from scholars at the leading edge of their fields. At the Leiden University Library you will find a huge collection of Italian manuscripts, books, periodicals, and the latest tools for accessing electronic media.

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Italian Literature and Culture degree

Italian 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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