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Literary Studies

The Master Literary Studies is the home of a variety of literature teaching in English, French, German and Italian language areas. The courses on offer cover a vast range of subject areas from Medieval to 21st century literature . Students may specialize in one language and literature (qualifying for the Educational Master) or follow a more general, comparative programme, either within the one year track ‘Literature in Society’ or within the Research Master Literary Studies.


News and events

Find out more about the ILLP at our information evening!

Are you an international master’s student looking for a challenge? Do you want to know more about leadership and your personal leadership style? Visit our information evening on 1 November and find out whether the International Leiden Leadership Programme (ILLP) is something for you!


3 October holiday: university closed

October 3rd is a local holiday in Leiden: the ‘Leids Ontzet’. For this reason, the university buildings are closed and there will be no lectures. This is also in effect for International Studies in The Hague.