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Literary Studies

Leiden University

Master Postgraduate Leiden

Course description

Qualification Master of Arts
Field of study Humanities, social sciences, communication and arts
Course summary The Leiden University Master's in Literary Studies offers separate one-year programmes in English, French, German and Italian literature and culture, as well as Literature in Society.
Course description This master's is an excellent way of deepening and broadening your knowledge of the literature and culture of your specialisation, thus becoming a true specialist. All courses are taught in the language of your specialisation. The Master's programmes in English, French, German and Italian literature cover the entire range of these literatures, from medieval to early modern, modern and contemporary. You will benefit from courses given by experts in terms of the period (middle ages, early modern, modern, post-modern and post-colonial) but also in terms of rhetoric, semiotics, intermediality, inter-cultural history and other approaches current in Literary Studies. Use the vast range of options to construct your personal programme. You may include a course in English, French, German or Italian linguistics. You may also include a course in the national Masterlanguage programme or go abroad to the country of your specialisation, for an internship or university courses. * Leiden University's Humanities Faculty was recently ranked 17th in the Times Higher Education worldwide ranking.
Study subjects -
Course objectives The aim of the MA Literary Studies is to introduce ambitious students to the concepts and academic approaches current in Literary Studies. At the conclusion of the programme you will have acquired in-depth knowledge and the ability to think critically and analytically, all essential for a successful career in your chosen profession. Opportunities are provided for students to broaden their world experience and professional skills in preparation to excel early in their chosen career.
ECTS credits 60.00
Duration 12 month(s)
full-time
Language of instruction English
Instruction modes group discussion, lecture, literature study, oral presentation, research, research project, research proposal, seminar, internship, tutorial, self study
Accreditation NVAO

About the institution

Department Faculty of Humanities
Information about the institution High-quality education, a broad choice of programmes and all complemented with personal support make Leiden University the perfect option for successfully taking your studies to the next level.

Admission

Admission requirements
  1. Please visit: https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/education/study-programmes/master/literary-studies/admission-and-application
  2. A bachelor's degree from a research university, equivalent to the level of a Dutch academic bachelor's degree.
Language requirements
Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English C1
Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English C2
IELTS overall band 7
TOEFL internet based 100
Professional experience required -
Duration 12 month(s)
full-time
Application deadlines
Start date EU/EEA Students Non-EU/EEA students
1 Feb 2020 1 Dec 2019 15 Oct 2019
1 Sep 2020 15 Jun 2020 1 Apr 2020
Tuition fees
Year EU/EEA Non-EU/EEA Institutional
2019 (FT)€ 2083€ 17500n.a.
2020 (FT)€ 2083€ 18300n.a.

In short, the following rules apply:

  • The “EU/EEA rate” is the regular fee for students from within the EU/EEA.
  • The “non-EU/EEA rate” is the rate for students from outside the EU/EEA.
  • The “institutional rate” is for all students who have already obtained a bachelor’s or master’s degree and who want to start a second programme leading to a degree at the same level or at a lower level.
  • Note that FT, PT and D stand for "full-time", "part-time" and "dual", respectively.

Make sure you contact your institution to find out what rate applies to you. The rates listed here are estimates.

Scholarships

Leiden University Excellence Scholarship programme (LExS)

For more scholarships, visit: www.grantfinder.nl

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Contact

Contact information for the study programme

Studielijn Universiteit Leiden

studielijn@leidenuniv.nl

Contact information for the institution

Studielijn Universiteit Leiden

study info

studielijn@leidenuniv.nl

Telephone number +31 (071)5271111
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