Literary Studies: English Literature and Culture

Universiteit Leiden

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Deze opleiding

!Deze opleiding communiceert alleen in het Engels.
We tonen daarom de Engelstalige opleidingsinformatie.
This one-year, English Literature and Culture MA focuses on the interaction between literature and key political and social issues such as identity, migration, memory and the metropolis.

Develop your knowledge of English literature and its many genres with the master in English Literature and Culture at Leiden University.

Taught by Leiden University's acclaimed English literature faculty, this programme gives you access to world-class teaching and resources including Leiden University unique collection of manuscripts, books, periodicals and electronic media.

An expansive curriculum spanning the Middle Ages to the present day gives you scope to pursue your personal area of interest. Choose from 'popular' culture to the classics; from Beowulf to Chaucer; Milton and Shakespeare to Anglo-American films.

English-language literature from all around the world is included in this study, from the traditional canons of British and American literature to diverse world regions including the Caribbean, South-Africa and India.

You also have the option to focus on Philology: the study of medieval and early-modern texts and text media in their cultural-historical context.

  • Leiden University's Humanities Faculty was recently ranked 17th in the Times Higher Education worldwide ranking.

Deze opleiding heeft meerdere vormen :
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locatieLeiden
diplomaMA Letterkunde
typeregulier, 60 EC
start1 februari, 1 september
taalvolledig English
opleidingsduur12 maanden voltijd
accreditatiesNVAO
croho-code60813
heeft geen numerus fixus
heeft een honours programma
Geesteswetenschappen: Jouw vooruitzicht op werk

Waarom aan de Universiteit Leiden?

Leiden University offers ambitious students the latest knowledge and the freedom to develop their own area of expertise.
World-class education
Leiden University's Humanities Faculty recently ranked 17th in the Times Higher Education worldwide ranking. You learn from scholars who are at the leading edge of their fields in Europe, as well as experts from our many international partner institutions. At Leiden, we develop your intellectual potential so you can make a difference in your future career.

International Centre of Expertise
Leiden University is one of Europe's top research universities and an international centre of expertise. During your studies you get access to the unique resources of Leiden University, including its world-famous library.

Flexibility to construct your own programme
All Literary Studies master's give you the freedom to construct a personalised area of expertise by offering an exceptionally broad range of courses. You can also include a course in English, French, German or Italian linguistics into your curriculum, study courses at a university abroad, or join an organisation for an internship.

A head-start to your career
Our reputation as a centre of excellence means that your qualification is respected by organisations worldwide.

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Studieprogramma

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opbouw
A detailed curriculum is available in the e-Prospectus. Please note that this guide applies to the current academic year, which means that the curriculum for next year may differ slightly: https://studiegids.leidenuniv.nl/studies/show/4641/literary-studies-english-literature-and-culture
The Master's in English Literature and Culture programme spans two semesters. You have the opportunity to explore a wide range of topics and seminar options which vary from year to year.

In the past we have offered courses on 'Chaucer's Dream Poetry', 'Religious Struggles in Early Modern Literature', 'British Fantasy Fiction', 'J.M. Coetzee', 'Voices and Visions of Multicultural America' and 'Heroes and Heroines of Faith: Saints in Anglo-Saxon England'.

Seminars are held on topics as diverse as American writing, Medieval and (Early) Modern texts in English, 'popular' culture (fantasy, horror), reception of the classics, Beowulf, Chaucer, Milton, Shakespeare and Anglo-American films.

Semester 1
In the first semester you follow your choice of three courses.

Semester 2
In the second semester you follow one course from the courses offered in Literary Studies, and work on a master's thesis of approximately 20,000 words. You will be guided through this process by your thesis adviser.

For a detailed overview of the curriculum, please check the e-Prospectus: https://studiegids.leidenuniv.nl/studies/show/4641/literary-studies-english-literature-and-culture. The subjects can vary from year to year.
periode
12
Electives / internship
30 EC
Elective
10 EC
MA Thesis
20 EC

Onderwijs

taal van onderwijs100% en
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onderwijsvormen
group discussion, lecture, literature study, oral presentation, research, research proposal, seminar, internship, tutorial, self study
objectives
The aim of the Master's in English Literature and Culture programme is to introduce ambitious students to the concepts and academic approaches current in Literary Studies. You will learn to use these concepts and approaches in researching and analysing source material in English. Your thesis work will give you the opportunity to apply these methods in your own research.
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.

study abroad
Students have the opportunity of doing an internship abroad. The Humanities International Office can inform you on the grants available for an internship abroad.
honours-/excellence program Leiden Leadership Programme

The Leiden Leadership Programme (LLP) is an honours programme of 15 ECs on top of the regular master's curriculum. The programme consists of training courses, seminars and a practical assignment.

Are you looking for an extra challenge in addition to your Leiden master's programme? Are you adventurous enough to look beyond the borders of your own master's programme? The Leiden Leadership Programme may be just what you are looking for.

The programme gives you the opportunity to develop your leadership skills. You will follow seminars and courses, as well as carrying out a practical assignment for a company or organisation as part of a small, multidisciplinary team. Your lecturers will be leading academics and experienced professionals from the business sector.

Toelating en studiekosten

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startmomenten

1 februari 2017
aanmelding deadline : 1 december 2016
wettelijk tarief : € 2006
instellingstarief : € 14900
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 16600
1 februari 2018
aanmelding deadline : 1 december 2017
collegegeld nog niet bekend
1 september 2017
aanmelding deadline : 15 juni 2017
wettelijk tarief : € 2006
instellingstarief : € 14900
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 16600
1 september 2018
aanmelding deadline : 15 juni 2018
collegegeld nog niet bekend
toelatingseisen

basiskennis
Knowledge, understanding and skills comparable to those acquired upon graduating from the Bachelor's programme in English Language and Culture from Leiden University.

vooropleiding
A bachelor's degree from a university, equivalent to the level of a Dutch academic bachelor's degree.

studie kosten
bron: Universiteit Leiden
bedrag kostenpost
€ 10000levensonderhoudper jaar
inbegrepen in collegegeld
examination

estimated monthly costs

bron: Nibud
bedragkostenpost
350kamerhuur in Leidenrond het landelijk gemiddelde
22internet+tv
152boodschappen/kostgeld
32telefoon
117verzekeringen
158collegegeldop basis van € 1906 per jaar
80studieboeken en -spullen
29drinken/snoep/snacks
77uiterlijkkleding, kapper, schoenen
30contributies/abonnementen
132vrije tijdstappen, uit eten, vakantie
42vervoernaast de OV-kaart
45overig

€ 1218totale maandelijkse uitgaven landelijk gemiddelde is € 1181
Hiernaast staat een overzicht van de gemiddelde kosten die een uitwonende student heeft. Niet iedere student heeft met iedere kostenpost te maken. Het totaalgemiddelde is dus niet gelijk aan de optelsom van alle kostenposten.

Bekijk ook de uitgebreide toelichting: wat kost studeren?

Studenten en studentenleven

studentaantallen

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25470 studenten aan de Universiteit Leiden
60% daarvan is vrouw
bron: HBO-raad/VSNU

studievereniging

Albian Association
The Albion Association is the study association for English. The association will continue to grow and entertain, and will keep on organising activities such as movie nights, drinks, cultural trips, trips abroad, lectures and much more.
LEF is de toneelvereniging van de opleiding. Zij zijn niet alleen voor studenten die óp het toneel willen staan, maar er is ook genoeg te doen achter de schermen!

De opleiding heeft ook haar eigen tijdschrift. De Angler is het magazine door en voor studenten, met artikelen over onder andere de vier studierichtingen binnen Engels, maar ook interviews, reviews, creative writing en nog veel meer.

De Leyden Inklings is een leesgroep voor die studenten die geïnteresseerd zijn in Oud- of Middelengels. Zij komen een aantal keer per semester samen en lezen dan verschillende soorten teksten (de Ormulum tot Angelsaksische spreuken) onder leiding van één van de filologie-docenten.

Op kamers in Leiden

31058studenten studerend
12630studenten woonachtig   
€ 350gemiddelde kamerprijs
kamer betaalbaarheid
20 m2gemiddelde kameroppervlak
kamer beschikbaarheid
bron: Nationale Studenten Enquête

aan het woord: studenten en docenten

Dieneke Boer
Dieneke Boer - Student Testimonial English Literature and Culture Leiden University

During my BA in English Language and Culture I also followed courses for the minor Journalism Studies which triggered my interest in combining the two. After getting my BA degree, I decided to go for two MA degrees: Journalism and New Media and English Literature and Culture. Both were very different in their set-up, the one focused on practice, while the other gave me a more literary background. Language has always been one of my main interests and combining both studies has enriched me.

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One of them was the Comic Spirit, which was the ideal combination of both worlds: Shakespeare's plays were alternated with classic Hollywood films. My interest in film and series was again triggered while writing my thesis on BBC series Sherlock. This all led to my first voluntary job.

Online cultural community
As I was finishing my second Master thesis, I started working for the online cultural community CLEEFT.nl where I filled the position of editor at large for the Film and TV department. I am currently still working there but may add a second function to my resumé, as I was asked to fill the position of part-time sales manager as well recently. As soon as I finish my second MA I hope to find a job which combines both journalism and English literature.


lees verder ...
Thijs Porck
werkzaam als Researcher bij Leiden University Centre for Linguistics
Testimonial Thijs Porck

“I did not want to commit myself to one specialisation. That freedom of choice has enabled me to work in different areas.”

“After graduating, I started working as a lecturer at the department of English Language and Culture at Leiden University. Recently, I also got involved in a course at the English department of the Radboud University Nijmegen. I supervise students in various courses, including phonetics, phonology and syntax of Present Day English, Old English literature and Early Modern English sociolinguistics...
Each student is allowed to make his or her own selection of courses. This one of the assets of this master's programme: students who, for example, are only interested in Literature can fill up their programme accordingly. Conversely, a broad, versatile master's programme remains a possibility. I did not want to commit myself to one specialization, but took courses in two areas instead (Linguistics and Philology). That freedom of choice has enabled me to work in different areas.

The quality of the education is high. Each course is taught by an expert in his or her field and this is reflected in the enthusiasm of the teachers and the passion they convey to their students. Besides practical skills, such as English speaking and writing skills, the programme offers ample training and opportunity for conducting your own research. This explains why this master's programme is an excellent base for a societal as well as an academic career.”


lees verder ...

Keuzehulp

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Studievergelijker

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€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
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50% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
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€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
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€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
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€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
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€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
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Feiten en / studie in cijfers

bron: Nationale Studenten Enquete 2015
deze
opleiding
landelijk
algemeen oordeel4.24.0
inhoud3.93.8
docenten4.24.1
studiefaciliteiten3.93.7
studielast3.63.6
studiebegeleiding3.53.6

Studentoordelen

De Nationale Studenten Enquete is het grootschalige onderzoek van de overheid onder studenten in Nederland naar de kwaliteit van opleidingen aan hogescholen en universiteiten.
In 2015 hebben meer dan 200.000 studenten hun oordeel gegeven over hun studie en instelling.

Literary Studies: English Literature and Culture aan de Universiteit Leiden is beoordeeld door 22 respondenten. Gemiddeld waarderen ze de opleiding met 4.2 uit 5.

Na de studie

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Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt

The MA in English Literature and Culture prepares you for a wide range of positions. Leiden University's Humanities graduates do very well in the job market. A master's degree enhances the career prospects of all bachelor's graduates, as does relevant work experience during your studies and choosing your electives strategically.
Some of the positions of our alumni include:

  • Account executive at a communications agency
  • Policy officer at a ministry of education, culture and science
  • English teacher at a university of professional education
  • English teacher at a secondary school
  • Junior information specialist at an association of civil-law notaries
  • Project officer for subtitling at a company specialising in media translations
  • PhD researcher at a foreign university
  • Project manager at a translation and interpreting agency
  • Publishing assistant at a legal publishing house
  • Copywriter at a software and consultancy company
  • Content manager and communications advisor at a multinational accountancy firm


current job market

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Contact

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