The Leiden University Master 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.
This Master 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 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 Master language programme or go abroad to the country of your specialisation, for an internship or university courses.