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Italian Literature and Culture (MA)

This MA programme offers an excellent qualification in Italian literature and culture on an advanced level through lectures and seminars led by specialists in the field.

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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 multifocal approach to the study of Italian literature. The expansive curriculum spanning the Middle Ages to the present day allows you to pursue your personal area of interest. Examples of subjects are iconography in and around poetry, ethics in war literature and nature in narratives.

All courses, papers and presentations are in Italian and require proficiency at an advanced level. This will greatly improve your fluency in oral and written Italian. If you have a special interest in Italian literature, you can opt for an entire “Italian track” by choosing up to 4 Italian-language electives or specialisation courses.

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What are your career prospects?

This Master prepares you to become an expert on Italian language and culture. Our graduates work at different types of organisations, such as education, government, publishing, media and research institutes. Jobs include editor, translator, journalist and language instructor.

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Is Italian Literature and Culture the programme for you?

Has Italian literature piqued your interest? Do you want to study it from the Middle Ages up to the present day? Then Italian Literature and Culture at Leiden University is the right Master programme for you. Find out if you are eligible for this Master's programme by checking the admission requirements.

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