Humanities at Leiden University

We are very happy to welcome you to spend a semester or year studying with us in the Faculty of Humanities. Read on for a brief overview of what we're all about.

The Faculty of Humanities hosts a wealth of expertise in fields including philosophy, religious studies, history, art history, literature, linguistics, and area studies - covering practically the entire world. The breadth of the Faculty, but especially its world-wide expertise, international orientation, successful research programmes, and the multitude of mutually reinforcing approaches, together determine the Faculty's profile.

Leiden is a unique centre for the advanced study of many languages and can claim world-class expertise in a whole range of artistic and cultural phenomena. This range of knowledge and competence within a single Faculty allows scholars of the humanities in Leiden to combine cultural and historical analysis at the highest academic level with insights into present-day society.

Last Modified: 26-06-2015