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MA Dutch Studies

Leiden University
Program overview
1 year
Full time
Master's degree
Start dates
September 2019  (Dutch)
September 2020  (Dutch)
September 2021  (Dutch)

Program Description

MA students

Earn an MA in Dutch Studies at Leiden University

The masters program in Dutch studies is a practical and multidisciplinary program, exploring medieval times to the present. The subject matter covers all areas of the world where the Dutch language and culture play a role or played and placed in an international context.

You can research your study favorite author or translated literature, engage in argumentative and rhetorical aspects of language, and the history and art of the Low Countries. Within your specialization, you'll study topics in line with current research.

Upon completion of the master's program, you'll work at a company or institution as an editor, language advisor, or communications specialist. 

What you'll get

  • The small-scale structure of the training and the presence of a professor for each specialization guarantee personal guidance and a breadth and depth of expertise
  • Numerous teachers who are active in the master the Netherlands lead nationally and internationally funded research projects. They bring this reflected in their education
  • Lead is only in the Netherlands, a historical linguist in house expertise in the field of Middle and seventeenth-century Dutch
  • The proficiency specialization offers the opportunity to delve a unique, interdisciplinary way 

This master of arts program offers excellent contacts with local institutions such as the Institute for Dutch Lexicology the Bibliotheca Thysiana and University Library (including the Bibliotheca Neerlandica Manuscripta), and at other established institutions like the Huygens Institute of History , the Literary Museum, the Royal Library (including the Digital Library of Dutch Literature, et House of the Book (Meermanno Museum) and many others.

Degree & diploma

Master of Arts in Neerlandistiek

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Founded in 1575, Leiden University is the oldest university in the Netherlands offering a wide variety of programs. Leiden University is a truly international university, uniting people and knowledge from all corners of the world.  The university is comprised of...

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leiden the Netherlands

Leiden, Netherlands

Leiden, the Netherlands

Life in Leiden is greatly influenced by the relatively large number of students, as most of them both live and study in the historic city of Leiden, which has approxomately 120.000 inhabitants. Leiden University does not have a campus, but the city is it’s campus. You will almost always run into someone you know when you go shopping or when you go out at night. Since Leiden is...

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Leiden University

Rapenburg 70
2300 RA Leiden
The Netherlands

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