• Leuven


The master in Cultural Studies examines the relation between art, society, and the whole of media and technologies that shape today's society. 

Admission Requirements

You are eligible for our programme if you have an academic BA in Humanities and sufficient knowledge of English (if you did not get your degree at an English-speaking university, we require IELTS 7.5 or TOEFL 102). International students who are currently already doing another KU Leuven MA programme do not need to pass by admissions but can enroll directly. Cultural studies accepts admissions on a on a rolling basis and does not opt for a strict deadline.

For all practical questions, please contact the Admissions Office.

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Our research group is part of the Faculty of Arts' Literary Theory and Cultural Studies Department. Research activities concerning digital cultural heritage are coordinated through CS Digital.



The internship is an invaluable part of your education. Culture is something that you experience, but also something that you can actively participate in! The internship is mandatory for international students, as it is for local students.

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Mobility and 
International  programmes

The borders of a study programme often coincide with those of a student's home country, but that certainly does not have to be the case. KU Leuven offers an extensive international programme from summer schools to internships abroad.

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Faculty members are actively involved in spreading research and knowledge via different kinds of media.

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Our students are offered the chance to work on multiple projects during the master's program. From academic research papers to organizing festivals or other activities. Are you curious to find out what kinds of subjects or formats you could tackle as a CS student? 

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Blog cultural studies

Visit our blog to stay current about research in our master, as well as interesting publications, or highlights from student work.

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Meet our student ambassadors

As a student of the MA Cultural Sudies, you'll start friendships for life and embark on wonderful new experiences and challenges that will broaden your perspective on the world. But please, don't take our word for it!

Our MA CS alumni  will gladly tell you more.


Master Programmes at the Faculty of Arts

The KU Leuven Faculty of Arts offers a wide range of other academic Master programmes: literature, linguistics, history, European studies ...

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