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Media Studies: Cultural Analysis: Literature and Theory


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The master in Cultural Analysis: Literature and Theory at Leiden University focuses on the study of literature from a comparative and theoretical perspective, with a special emphasis on literary movements and genres of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. Offering a wide and diverse array of courses, this intercultural and intermedial master’s programme is not limited to the study of literature within one language or culture but covers languages and cultures from various parts of the world.

Through its theoretical approach the programme is also closely related to the two-year Research MA in Arts, Literature and Media; consequently, many of our courses are crosslisted. An important difference with this ResMA programme is that the scope of our one-year curriculum generally does not allow for an integrated internship or semester abroad. These options are, however, open to those able and willing to extend their studies with us for a third semester. 

The four main themes of this programme are:

  • Cultural Theory, with a special focus on literary theory
  • Comparative Literature
  • Interculturality (cross-cultural approach)
  • Intermediality (cross-mediatic approach)

The programme allows you to exchange at least one course in the  curriculum for a course offered by related Leiden programmes or other Dutch universities.




Master of Arts


11 months

ECTS credits



Numerus Fixus

Tuition fee 2024/2025

€ 2,530

€ 20,900


Application requirements

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Language requirements

Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English
Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English
IELTS overall band
IELTS reading
IELTS writing
TOEFL internet based

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Tuition fees  
€ 2,530
€ 20,900
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Start date App. deadline EU/EEA App. deadline Non-EU/EEA
1 Sep '24 15 May '24 1 Apr '24


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