Literary Studies (research)

2 Jahre
1. September (Studiengänge mit Studienbeginn Februar)
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The Master’s programme in Literary Studies (research) at Leiden University includes the study of media, art history, literature and literary theory, since the study of cultural objects and cultural practices is founded on a shared theoretical and methodological framework. It is unique in offering a two-year programme that integrates literary studies, media studies, and art history and theory.

Choose Literary Studies (research) at Leiden University

• Benefit from the programme’s intense collaboration with the MA in Media Studies and the MA in Literary Studies.
• Acquire a valuable range of skills and knowledge, both disciplinary and interdisciplinary, historical and theoretical.
• Enjoy the research master’s flexible programme, encouraging you to adopt a interdisciplinary perspective, while following courses within your ‘home discipline’ as well.
• Focus on Arts and Culture, Media Studies or Literary Studies, or explore a single period (Middle Ages/Early Modern resp. Modern and Contemporary).

The main research themes of LUCAS, the Leiden Institute for the Arts in Society, guide the themes of the courses offered. These are:

• art, agency and rhetoric
• a global approach to texts, art and media
• intermediality
Career opportunities:
As a graduate of the Research Master’s in Literary Studies, you are prepared for a career in a wide variety of fields, for example within journalism, or as education-centre directors or librarians. Graduates also move into the fields of archiving, publishing and other media industries, while some can be found in management positions within the cultural public domain, in art trade, and in journalism and public relations. Furthermore, you have the very real possibility of moving into a research-oriented career.

Positions you could hold after your studies

• Policy Officer at a university
• Desk Editor at SDU Publishers, a publisher of specialist information
• Consumer Marketing Manager at Philips
• Editorial Secretary & Editor at a publishing house
• Freelance copy editor
• PhD candidate at Leiden University
• Publishing Assistant at a publishing house
• Marketing Communications Writer at a telecoms company

Some figures about graduates of Literary Studies

How successful are they in finding a job?

84 % found a job within two months.
81 % found their first job at professional or university level.
94 % held a position at professional or university level when the study was carried out.

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