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Italian Literature and Culture (MA)

Career prospects

Create a world of opportunities with a master's degree from Leiden University

The master’s programme in Italian Literature and Culture prepares you for a wide range of positions. The demand for graduates with qualifications in the Italian language has increased significantly over the past few years. Your skills as a graduate of this programme are sought after, for example, by multinationals that maintain a business presence in Italy.

Some of the positions of our alumni include:

  • Editor at a publishing house
  • Translator and interpreter
  • Programme maker for media and TV
  • PhD candidate 
  • Marketing and communications officer 
  • Policy advisor 
  • Foreign rights manager 
  • Journalist 
  • Italian language instructor
  • Data analyst at Nederlandse Spoorwegen

A Leiden University degree

Leiden University Master's graduates are sought-after employees at (inter)national organisations. Our graduates are known for their combination of robust academic training, in-depth and relevant knowledge, and critical, multidisciplinary approach to problem-solving.

The graphs below are based on alumni data from the MA in Literary Studies.

In which sector do students find jobs?

  • 40.0 % Education
  • 12.0 % Culture, sports and recreation
  • 12.0 % Government and semi-government organisations
  • 8.0 % Non-profit (e.g. at an idealistic organisation)
  • 8.0 % Business services
  • 8.0 % ICT
  • 12.0 % Miscellaneous

How successful are they in finding a job?

  • 88.0 % found a job within two months
  • 80.0 % found their first job at academic level

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