A brief introduction to...

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

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.


Humanities Master’s Buddy Programme: get yourself a buddy!

Are you about to move to Leiden to obtain your Master’s degree? We want to help. To facilitate your integration into the university and student life in Leiden, The Humanities Faculty has set up the Humanities Master’s Buddy Programme. Our aim with this programme is to welcome new students and create a social and academic network from day one.