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Leiden University MA Arts and Culture
Leiden University

MA Arts and Culture

Leiden, Netherlands

1 Years


Full time, Part time

30 Apr 2024

Sep 2024

EUR 8,000 / per year *


* per year. Scholarships available covering both tuition fees and living expenses.


The MA in Arts and Culture at Leiden University offers two specialisations: Art History and Museum Studies.

Why study Arts and Culture at Leiden University

A unique programme in terms of its diverse and interdisciplinary range of subjects, the Arts and Culture master's programme offers you the choice of two specializationsprogramprogram: Art History and Museum Studies. Each explores different themes from a comparative and global perspective and offers a broad range of electives, allowing you to further customize your degree. We encourage every student to pursue the academic areas they are passionate about.

What will you study

This programme will give you a comprehensive grounding in the history, methods, and theories of art history and museology, while also engaging with contemporary museum practice. The two specializationsprogramprogram, in our programme, Art History and Museum Studies, will cut across disciplinary boundaries while making it possible for you to steer toward one of the fields according to your interests. There is an emphasis on the study of the object and its agency; critical theory and world art studies; and museum and collection studies. Possible paths lead through the late medieval and early modern period, to contemporary art and the digital age, as well as cultures of collecting and the museum in past and present times.



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