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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.

Our expertise

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.

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