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Cultural Analysis: Literature and Theory (MA)

The master in Cultural Analysis: Literature and Theory at Leiden University focuses on the study of literature from a comparative and theoretical perspective, covering a wide range of languages and cultures from around the world.

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Why study Cultural Analysis: Literature and Theory at Leiden University?

Offering a wide and diverse array of courses, this intercultural master’s programme is not limited to the study of literature within one language or culture but covers languages and cultures from around the world. The four main themes of this programme are:

  • Literary Theory
  • Comparative Literature
  • Interculturality (cross-cultural approach)
  • Intermediality (cross-mediatic approach)

An established collaboration between the Leiden master's programme and the master's in Literary Studies at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) allows you to exchange at least one course in the Leiden programme for a course offered by Amsterdam.

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Study at an international centre of expertise

Leiden University is an internationally-recognised centre for the study of the humanities. You learn from leading scholars in the field of literature and literary theory and access the unique and world famous resources and facilities of the Leiden University Library.

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Cultural Analysis: Literature and Theory degree

Cultural Analysis: Literature and Theory at Leiden University is an accredited degree programme. After successful completion of this programme, you will receive a master’s degree in Media Studies and the title Master of Arts (MA).

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