Leiden University

Law School

MA Art History


Rapenburg 70

PO Box 9500

Leiden, Zuid-Holla 2311EZ


Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Arts in Art History

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The MA in Art History in Leiden is unique in the Netherlands for the interdisciplinary range of subjects offered and for the diversity of the optional tracks available. You learn to consider modern art and design as links between media, cultures and communities. you also look at the ways in which sculpture, architecture and visual arts were applied together in the Renaissance and Baroque periods as a means of conveying a convincing message to the viewer.


It is not only the art object itself that is key; the commissioner of the work and the reactions of the public also play a central role. A binding theme is the effect of works of art on the viewer and the ways in which the medium of art works contribute to this. This broad approach ensures you become familiar with different methods and allows you to enter into discussion with other disciplines such as anthropology, natural sciences, theology and gender and international studies.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Non-U.S. Higher Ed. Institution (Not Carnegie Classified)

Locale: Small City

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