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Literary Studies

Degree type
MA
Language of education
English
Duration
12 months
Tuition fee EU/EEA
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Tuition fee Non EU/EEA
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Education type
Fulltime
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Application deadline
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Accreditations
Netherlands Government
Type of institution
Research University
City
Leiden

Program description

The MA in Literary Studies offers separate programmes in the literatures of English, French, German and Italian.

The focus lies on medieval, early modern and modern literature for English and French, on early modern literature for Italian and on modern literature for German. In all cases it is possible to combine a disciplinary with an interdisciplinary approach. This may relate to the relation between different media, between literature and philosophy, or between literature and history.The one-year MA is closely connected to the MA in Media Studies, the Comparative Literature and Literary Theory specialisation, and the MA in American Studies.

The MA courses are given by scholars with expertise 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 cultural analysis. Particularly in the case of the German and Italian specialisations, it is possible to follow courses elsewhere in the Netherlands. The one-year MA is closely connected to the MA in Media Studies, the Comparative Literature and Literary Theory specialisation, and the MA in American Studies.

Objectives
To take the main elements of the Bachelor’s programme and cover them in greater detail and depth. Upon graduation, you'll be capable of carrying out a research project under academic supervision, will possess a thorough knowledge of—and insight into—one of the specialist fields of study offered, independently gather literature and primary sources in the field, to evaluate their quality.

Admission requirements

Previous education

BA degree in Literary Studies or in a specific language and culture or its equivalent, with a relevant specialisation and satisfactory marks.

Knowledge minimum

See website www.mastersinleiden.nl for details.

Language requirements

IELTS overall band: 6.5, TOEFL paper based: 570, TOEFL computer based: 230, TOEFL internet based: 88

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