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Study programme

When deciding what to study you undoubtedly read a lot of information about your study programme. Leiden University employs various systems to provide information about programmes and courses and to facilitate communication between lecturers and students.

The e-prospectus contains information about all the courses within your study programme. Here you can find all you need to know about your programme. Via Blackboard you can communicate with your lecturers and submit assignments.

Programme information

The specialisation in Comparative Literature and Literary Theory is devoted to the study of literature from a comparative and theoretical perspective.

The programme comprises four main fields of study which appear in an integrated form in the different courses. These are listed below and explained in greater detail later on the programme page:

  • Literary Theory
  • Comparative Literature
  • Interculturality (cross-cultural approach)
  • Intermediality (cross-mediatic approach)


For course details, see the Prospectus.