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 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.
Since English is a world language, you will not only read works from the more ‘traditional’ canons of British and American literature, but also from such diverse areas as the Caribbean, South-Africa and India.
You can also choose to focus on Philology, that is, the study of medieval and early-modern texts and text media against their cultural-historical background. This approach may vary from analysing manuscripts to (digitally) unravelling linguistic phenomena such as the meaning of specific words or phrases; from studying themes in Anglo-Saxon heroic poetry or Arthurian romances to politeness conventions in eighteenth-century letter collections.
Literature knows no bounds in time or place, and this specialisation offers you a chance to explore this rich variety.
Please consult the English Literature and Culture section of the Prospectus for more information.