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Art History and Museum Studies



September - February 


1 year



This is a unique programme in terms of its diverse and interdisciplinary range of subjects. The programme offers you the choice of two specialisations, each of which explores different themes from a comparative and global perspective. You will learn from internationally-respected researchers at the Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society (LUCAS) as well as eminent scholars and practitioners from our network of academic and cultural institutions.


  • Art History
  • Museum Studies


Positions at museums, art galleries, cultural institutions, (art) libraries and archives, as well as positions in the publishing and general media sectors, art trade, journalism or public relations.

Best preparatory bachelor’s

A bachelor’s degree in art history.

English proficiency**

IELTS: 6.5 / TOEFL internet-based: 90

Faculty of Humanities

1 & 2

year master’s programmes


master's students


International master's students




EU/EEA student tuition fee*


Non-EU/EEA student tuition fee

* This tuition fee is per year and only applies if this is your first master’s programme in The Netherlands
** English language proficiency requirements are subject to change. Please check our website for the updated English language proficiency requirements. You can find the exact language requirements and more detailed language requirements per programme under each programme description. Also check our website for detailed information on the types of English tests accepted and the equivalent scores for IELTS, TOEFL and Cambridge English tests.
NOTE: Tuition fees are subject to change. Please check online our updated tuition fees.