Literature in Society. Europe and Beyond (MA)
Why Leiden University
Leiden University offers students a rich environment in which to reach their potential.
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. It is especially well-known for its expertise in non-western languages and cultures. This makes it the right location to study literature in a transnational perspective, focusing on the exchanges between European and non-European literatures and cultures.
The courses of ‘Literature in Society’ are taught by staff from many different specialisations. Scholars in Dutch, English, North-American, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Latin-American literature cooperate in often team-taught courses, thus reaching the programme’s interdisciplinary aims. The scholars teaching this Master 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-sets, specialised and in-depth knowledge, and strong critical-thinking skills. Our graduates are equipped to solve the challenges facing society now and in the future.
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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