Strong evaluations for Master's programmes in Literary Studies, English and History
The three MA programmes in Literary Studies, English Language and Culture, and History in the Leiden University Faculty of Humanities have received strong evaluations in the Selection Guide for Masters’ Programmes 2012.
Of the seven comparable programmes in The Netherlands, the Literary Studies programme (as from 2012: ‘Comparative Literature and Literary Theory’) is rated the best of all, just as it was last year. Above all, Leiden students are satisfied with the level of academic instruction, and communication within the programme’s organisation.
The English Master's, which as from September will continue as the Masters’ programme in Literary Studies and Linguistics, scores 75 points, hard on the heels of the University of Groningen, which leads in this area. The programme’s instructors receive the highest accolades.
The Leiden History Master’s programme garners 71 points, ending just after the three highest scoring History Master's, all offered by the University of Utrecht. Although the students’ evaluation is critical, the reports from the experts are very positive.
See the programmes in Dutch and English:
- Comparative Literature and Literary Theory
- English Literature and Culture
- English Language and Linguistics
The Selection Guide for Masters’ Programmes 2012 (Keuzegids Masters) is published by the Centre for Information on Higher Education (Centrum Hoger Onderwijs Informatie [C.H.O.I.]) in Leiden. The Selection Guide collects assessments over the past two years from students and experts throughout The Netherlands. It appears annually and offers comparisons between the various masters’ programmes in Dutch universities and polytechnics (HBOs).
For more information concerning the Guide and the press release, see Keuzegids Masters (in Dutch).