The master of Arts and Culture at Leiden University is your chance to acquire a world-class, customised qualification within the field of Arts and Culture.
The Master of Arts and Culture at Leiden University is personally-tailored and offered within small scale seminars giving you a high degree of contact with lecturers and fellow students. The programme is broad, it covers arts from throughout the world and arts forms, media and disciplines from the past and the present. Our programme enables you to learn about the influence of art on society and to analyse the effect of works of art on their environment. With these skills you will become an attractive employee for a diverse range of employers in the art field and beyond.
Museums and collections play an important role within the Master's programme. The arts and culture department collaborates on teaching and research with many academic and cultural institutions nationally and internationally. You will benefit from this international network during and after your Master's degree.
- Art and Architecture before 1800
- Museums and Collections
- Art of the Contemporary World and World Art Studies
- Design, Culture and Society
Academic challenge combined with social relevance
The master in Arts and Culture is an academically challenging programme, with an emphasis on training students to be excellent researchers and stand-out critical thinkers. Relevance is of key importance, with current issues integrated into everything you learn. Because of this, our programme attracts motivated students from all around the world seeking an academic programme that promises the best in knowledge, skills, and career prospects.
Small classes and an individual approach
Our approach to learning at Leiden University is focused on the individual and their unique profile. Teaching takes the form of small-scale seminars, where every student is involved in class discussions and receives a high-level of focused attention from lecturers.
Admission and Application
We invite motivated students from around the world to apply for the Master of Arts in Arts and Culture. Admission requirements may vary per specialisation, please visit the specialisation of your interest to find out more about the entry requirements:
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