Literary Studies

Universiteit Leiden

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Deze opleiding

The Leiden University Master's in Literary Studies offers separate one-year programmes in English, French, German, Italian literature and culture, as well as Literature in Society, Europe and Beyond.

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locatieLeiden
diplomaMA
typeregulier, 60 EC
start1 februari, 1 september
taalvolledig Engels
opleidingsduur12 maanden voltijd
accreditatiesNVAO
croho-code60813
numerus fixusnee
honoursheeft honours track
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 25th in the Times Higher Education worldwide ranking.
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.
  • 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. 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.
  • 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.
  • Our reputation as a centre of excellence means that your qualification is respected by organisations worldwide, opening doors to a wide range of careers in different sectors.


Studieprogramma

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specialisaties

specialisatie French Literature and Culture



The French-language Master's in French Literature and Culture at Leiden University offers a world-class qualification in French and Francophone literary works and genres.

This master's offers courses in all the 'traditional' canons of French literature, but also goes beyond them, with francophone literature from origins as diverse as the Caribbean and the Maghreb. Study French literature from the Middle Ages to the present, while improving your fluency in oral and written French.

With one of the broadest ranges of courses available, covering the full range of traditional and modern subjects within French Studies, you can tailor your degree to match your individual interests.

Leiden University is an international centre of expertise in the Humanities, which means that you learn from faculty who are scholars of international standing. Small classes offer a high level of individual one-on-one support and guidance. At the Leiden University Library you will find our famous collection of original manuscripts, books, and periodicals.

  • Leiden University's Humanities Faculty was recently ranked 25th in the Times Higher Education worldwide ranking.

specialisatie English Literature and Culture



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 25th in the Times Higher Education worldwide ranking.

specialisatie German Literature and Culture



The German-language MA in German Literature and Culture at Leiden University offers an exceptionally broad range of courses, covering the period from the Middle Ages to the present.

Taught by Leiden University's internationally-acclaimed faculty as well as experts from our partner institutions, the programme explores topics including literature, film, politics, cultural memory, gender and intertextuality, migration, religion, German cultural identities, and the differences between East and West Germany.

Design your curriculum according to your career goals or interests. Concentrate on German literature from the 20th and 21st centuries, or on courses related to medieval studies. Hone your language skills or prepare for the Educational Master.

The MA has been developed in close connection with our German partner universities including the Freie Universität Berlin, the Universität Bremen, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düssseldorf, Universität Leipzig, and Westfälische Wilhelmsuniversität Münster. You have the option to follow some courses at these universities.

  • Leiden University's Humanities Faculty was recently ranked 25th in the Times Higher Education worldwide ranking.

specialisatie Italian Literature and Culture



This Italian-language master's programme is taught entirely in Italian and offers advanced studies in all areas of Italian literature, from the Middle Ages to the present day.

Developed in close cooperation with two other top universities in the Netherlands – Amsterdam and Utrecht – this master's offers you the broadest selection of Italian-language courses in the Netherlands.

During your studies you will explore the cultural context of the literature you read as well as its influence on other literature of the period, all while improving your fluency in oral and written Italian.

Leiden University is an international centre of expertise in the Humanities, which means that you learn from scholars at the leading edge of their fields. At the Leiden University Library you will find a huge collection of Italian manuscripts, books, periodicals, and the latest electronic media.

  • Leiden University's Humanities Faculty was recently ranked 25th in the Times Higher Education worldwide ranking.

specialisatie Literature in Society. Europe and Beyond



Leiden University's Master's in Literature in Society, Europe and Beyond offers specialised knowledge on the role and impact of literature in society.

Novels, poetry, theatre and new literary media from both 'high' and 'popular' culture reflect social issues but also shape them. Your studies thus take a thematic approach to the study of literature, exploring literature from the point of view of political and social issues like identity, migration, memory, and the metropolis.

Much modern literature in Western Europe stands at the crossroads of European and non-European cultures. A transnational perspective is thus an important part of this master's.

Leiden University is considered a leading centre of expertise in western and non-western languages and cultures. Learn from academics who are active researchers at the forefronts of their fields, creating a vibrant and inspiring learning environment.

This programme offers a wide range of course options. You also have the freedom to choose courses from Leiden University's other Humanities Master's programmes.

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

Onderwijs

taal van onderwijs100% en
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afstandsonderwijsn.v.t.
onderwijsvormen
groepsdiscussie, hoorcollege, literatuurstudie, mondelinge presentatie, onderzoek, onderzoeksproject, onderzoeksvoorstel, seminar, stage, werkcollege, zelfstudie
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.

Students can apply who have:

  • Good study results in the bachelor's programme;
  • The ambition and motivation to develop leadership qualities;
  • A broad and interdisciplinary span of interest.

Toelating en kosten

startmomenten

1 februari 2020

aanmelding deadline : 1 december 2019
collegegeld nog niet bekend

1 september 2019

aanmelding deadline : 15 juni 2019
wettelijk tarief : € 2083 (€1042 in het eerste jaar)
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 17500

1 september 2020

aanmelding deadline : 15 juni 2020
collegegeld nog niet bekend

toelatingseisen

basiskennis
Zie www.unileidenmasters.nl voor meer informatie.

vooropleiding
Bachelorgraad in Literary Studies of in een specifieke taal en cultuur of zijn equivalent, met een relevante specialisatie en goede cijfers.

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

Inschatting maandelijkse studiekosten

bron: Nibud
bedragkostenpost
350kamerhuur in Leidenrond het landelijk gemiddelde
22internet+tv
152boodschappen/kostgeld
32telefoon
117verzekeringen
172collegegeldop basis van € 2060 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

89 studenten volgen deze opleiding
78% daarvan is vrouw
10 eerstejaars gestart in 2017
100% daarvan is vrouw
27713 studenten aan de Universiteit Leiden
59% daarvan is vrouw
bron: StudieData

studievereniging

Albion Association
Albion organiseert lezingen, pub quizzen, feestjes en studiereizen. Ze kunnen je met hun crash courses helpen met studeren, en leden krijgen via Albion korting op hun studieboeken.
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

Thijs Porck
werkzaam als Researcher bij Leiden University Centre for Linguistics

Keuzehulp

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Studievergelijker

1/21 Universiteit Leiden
Literary Studies
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
10 eerstejaars
100% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
2/21 Universiteit Leiden
English Literature and Culture
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
10 eerstejaars
100% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
3/21 Universiteit Leiden
Italian Literature and Culture
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
10 eerstejaars
100% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
4/21 Universiteit Leiden
Literature in Society. Europe and Beyond
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
10 eerstejaars
100% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
5/21 Universiteit Leiden
German Literature and Culture
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
10 eerstejaars
100% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
6/21 Universiteit Leiden
French Literature and Culture
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
10 eerstejaars
100% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
7/21 RUG
Letterkunde
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
9 eerstejaars
55% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
8/21 RUG
Europese Letteren en Interculturaliteit
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
9 eerstejaars
55% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
50% Nederlandstalig
50% Engelstalig
9/21 RUG
Writing, Editing and Mediating
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
9 eerstejaars
55% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
10/21 RUG
English Literature and Culture
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
9 eerstejaars
55% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
11/21 Radboud Universiteit
Europese Letterkunde
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
? eerstejaars
NAN% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Nederlandstalig
12/21 Radboud Universiteit
Letterkunde
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
? eerstejaars
NAN% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Nederlandstalig
13/21 Radboud Universiteit
Literair bedrijf
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
? eerstejaars
NAN% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Nederlandstalig
14/21 UU
Literatuur vandaag
€ 336 gemiddelde kamerhuur
25 eerstejaars
?% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
15/21 Amsterdam UVA
Literature, Culture and Society
€ 424 gemiddelde kamerhuur
20 eerstejaars
80% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
16/21 Amsterdam UVA
English Literature and Culture
€ 424 gemiddelde kamerhuur
20 eerstejaars
80% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
17/21 Amsterdam UVA
Literature and Education
€ 424 gemiddelde kamerhuur
20 eerstejaars
80% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
18/21 Amsterdam UVA
Comparative Literature
€ 424 gemiddelde kamerhuur
20 eerstejaars
80% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
19/21 Amsterdam VU
Franse letterkunde
€ 424 gemiddelde kamerhuur
2 eerstejaars
50% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
20/21 Amsterdam VU
Nederlandse letterkunde en het literaire veld
€ 424 gemiddelde kamerhuur
2 eerstejaars
50% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Nederlandstalig
21/21 Amsterdam VU
Engelse literatuur in een visuele cultuur
€ 424 gemiddelde kamerhuur
2 eerstejaars
50% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
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algemeen oordeel3.93.9
inhoud3.83.7
docenten4.24.1
studiefaciliteiten3.63.6
studielast3.63.4
studiebegeleiding3.53.5
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In 2017 hebben meer dan 280.000 studenten hun oordeel gegeven over hun studie en instelling.

Literary Studies aan de Universiteit Leiden is beoordeeld door 30 respondenten. Gemiddeld waarderen ze de opleiding met 3.9 uit 5.

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