Leiden University

Introduction

Leiden University - the facts

  • The first university in the Netherlands, founded 8 February 1575
  • Motto: Discover the world at Leiden University.
  • Internationally renowned research university
  • 11 Research profile areas, 7 faculties
  • Top 100 university (THE, QS)
  • Honours College: Leiden University College The Hague
  • Member of the League of European Research Universities (LERU), a partnership with other prominent research universities
  • 6 English-taught bachelor's programmes
  • 40+ Dutch-taught bachelor's programmes
  • 80 Dutch and English-taught master's programmes with almost 200 specialisations
  • 24,500 students
  • 110 nationalities

Academic fields

Leiden has faculties in the fields of:
  • Archaeology
  • Governance and Global Affairs
  • Humanities
  • Medicine
  • Law
  • Social and Behavioural Sciences
  • Science

Research profile themes: focus on interdisciplinarity

Leiden University has appointed 6 profile themes for research carried out within the university. These themes, all areas in which our researchers excel, transcend the traditional boundaries between disciplines and faculties. They offer opportunities for top-level fundamental research whilst at the same time reflecting key societal and global concerns of the 21st century.

These research themes are:

  • Fundamentals of Science
  • Health, Life and Biosciences
  • Health across the Human Life Cycle
  • Law, Democracy and Governance: Legitimacy in a Multilevel Setting
  • The Asian Challenge
  • The Global Interaction of Civilizations and Languages
  • Integration of research and teaching

Teaching at Leiden University is closely integrated with research. We believe that a complete educational programme comprises a bachelor's and a master's stage. The master's stage has a one-year master's programme and a challenging two-year research master's variant. These constitute the preparation for the following stage: the PhD.


Strategic partnerships

Leiden University collaborates in a wide range of partnerships, through which we are able to amass expertise across the borders of disciplines and academic fields. Interdisciplinary collaboration is not restricted to scientific fields within the University; we also have partnerships with other research institutions, non-profit organisations, government authorities and the business sector.


Core values

We firmly believe in promoting the following core values, both within and outside the University:

  • freedom of spirit, thought and expression
  • independent development of knowledge
  • societal responsibility
  • integrity

Our academic staff are guided in their professional activities by the principles of academic integrity and by the scientific foundation of their actions and pronouncements.

Students of our University develop into responsible academics, fully aware of the ethical consequences of academic research and innovation, and of their conduct in society. In their dealings with society we expect them to demonstrate responsible leadership and to subscribe to the core values of our University.


In line with our tradition, our University continues to strive for innovation, in an environment that is constantly changing. Developments in science and society are a source of immense inspiration for both our staff and our students.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • Dutch

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Programs

This school also offers:

MSc

MSc Astronomy

Campus Full time 2 years February 2017 Netherlands Leiden

Leiden Observatory offers a challenging two-year master’s programme in Astronomy, leading to the MSc degree in Astronomy. [+]

Leiden Observatory offers a challenging two-year master’s programme in Astronomy, leading to the MSc degree in Astronomy. Students can expect research at the cutting edge of modern astronomy as an integral part of the programme. Both education and research focus on two major themes: the formation and evolution of galaxies, from high-redshifts to the nearby universe, and the birth and death of stars, including the lifecycle of dust and gas. The overall goal is to integrate students in research as soon as possible. Right from the start of the programme, master’s students get involved in front-line research, have access to all facilities, and get their own workspace at the institute. During the programme, students learn to analyse and evaluate scientific information independently and critically, and to conduct academically sound research. Specialisations Astronomy and Cosmology Astronomy and Data Science Astronomy and Education Astronomy and Instrumentation Astronomy and Science Communication and Society Astronomy and Science-Based Business Astronomy Research 6 reasons to choose Astronomy at Leiden University Leiden Observatory is a vibrant university astronomy department with a distinguished history. It has both a strong international reputation, and is widely known to turn out masters and doctoral students of the highest quality. The favorable student-staff ratio guarantees a high degree of interaction with and personal attention from the senior staff. The Leiden programme is particularly known for its emphasis on the interface between observation and theory: interpretation, modeling and simulation. Leiden astronomers have access to the foremost observing facilities and the largest high performance computer facilities in the world. The Observatory provides an international atmosphere. It has close ties with other astronomy institutes in Europe and the U.S. Many students, postdocs and staff come from abroad, and there are regular visits by guests from all over the world. The institute provides a very welcoming, informal atmosphere, in which social activities flourish. Tuition fees EU/EEA, Dutch (including Netherlands Antilles), Swiss or Surinamese: around €1,984. Other: around €16,400. Interested? If you would like to know more, please get in touch or visit the programme introduction page on our website: http://en.mastersinleiden.nl/programmes/astronomy/nl/introduction. [-]

MSc Biology

Campus Full time 2 years February 2017 Netherlands Leiden

The Master specialisation Animal Biology and Disease Models offers a research-oriented education in animal biology with a strong focus on the generation of fundamental scientific knowledge that can lead to the improvement of human health. [+]

The MSc in Biology in Leiden offers a wealth of opportunities for students who are interested in molecular biosciences or in evolution, biodiversity and conservation. The Biology Institute at Leiden University has a number of highly recognised research specialisations in evolution and molecular biology. The Institute of Environmental Sciences specialises in research in the area of conservation and sustainability. The availability of extensive invaluable biodiversity collections at the National Herbarium of the Netherlands, the famous Hortus botanicus, and the popular National Museum of Natural History ‘Naturalis’ contribute to an excellent environment for biologists in Leiden. Biology in Leiden is part of the Faculty of Science, providing ample opportunities for crossing borders with other science areas. Furthermore, the close proximity of the Bio Science Park with its many companies active in the (bio)medical field and the collaborations with the Leiden University Medical Center expand the study possibilities enormously. 5 Reason to choose Biology at Leiden No fewer than five biological research institutes collaborate in the MSc programme in Leiden, giving it a very broad and diverse scope. The multi-disciplinary character of the programme is further increased through collaborations between our research groups and other biological and medical research institutions. All MSc specialisations combine a solid educational programme with the focus on hands-on research, providing a balanced training. Biology in Leiden offers an international academic environment and world-class research. In Leiden, you can combine training in biological research with training in communication, education and science-based business. Specialisations Biology and Education Biology and Science Communication and Society Biology and Science-Based Business Evolutionary Biology Biodiversity and Sustainability From Cells to Organisms Molecular Genetics and Biotechnology Interested? If you would like to know more, perhaps about the specialisations, please send us a message or visit the programme page: http://en.mastersinleiden.nl/programmes/biology/en/introduction [-]

MSc Chemistry

Campus Full time 2 years February 2017 Netherlands Leiden

Chemistry is the central science enabling a healthy future in a sustainable society. Chemistry researchers in Leiden take a fundamental approach in finding tailored solutions for complex societal problems in human health and environmental issues. [+]

Chemistry is the central science enabling a healthy future in a sustainable society. Chemistry researchers in Leiden take a fundamental approach in finding tailored solutions for complex societal problems in human health and environmental issues. In the Master of Science specialisations in Communication, Education or Science-Based Business, specific career opportunities in science-related professions can be explored. Specialisations Chemistry and Education Chemistry and Science Communication and Society Chemistry and Science-Based Business Research in Chemistry The aim of each programme is to train the student as an independent scientist and to develop the necessary skills and proficiency to advance his/her career. All specialisations are intended for students with an internationally recognised bachelor’s degree in chemistry or a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in chemistry. The Master of Science programme guarantees thorough research training founded on a profound theoretical basis. Master of Science students in Leiden work in an environment with many internationally renowned researchers and are able to operate on the international market. All students with a Master of Science degree are admissible to a PhD programme. 5 reasons to choose Chemistry at Leiden University The Leiden Institute of Chemistry (LIC) is highly acclaimed for the international character of its education with a young and enthusiastic research staff. The LIC offers tailor-made individual study programmes. Students become true members of internationally renowned multidisciplinary research teams. The Chemistry MSc programme offers ample opportunities for research projects in distinguished groups worldwide or in an industrial environment. The high standard of education ensures excellent job prospects in research or industry. Tuition fees EU/EEA, Dutch (including Netherlands Antilles), Swiss or Surinamese: around €1,984. Other: around €17,800. Interested? If you would like to know more, please get in touch or visit the programme introduction page on our website: http://en.mastersinleiden.nl/programmes/chemistry/en/introduction. [-]

MSc Computer Science

Campus Full time 2 years February 2017 Netherlands Leiden

The programme offers stimulating, significant and innovative research in the field of Computer Science, including recent advances in Data Analytics and Natural Computing. [+]

Leiden University offers five different specialisations in the MSc programme in Computer Science. Specialisations Bioinformatics Computer Science and Advanced Data Analytics Computer Science and Education Computer Science and Science Communication and Society Computer Science and Science-Based Business Data Science: Computer Science Three specialisations are dedicated to the research areas of the Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science: Computer Science and Advanced Data Analytics Bioinformatics Data Science: Computer Science The other two specialisations are more broadly oriented, and combine at least one year of the computer science curriculum with training in which specific career opportunities in science-related professions can be explored: Computer Science and Education Computer Science and Science-Based Business. Computer Science and Science Communication and Society 6 reasons to choose Computer Science at Leiden University The programme offers stimulating, significant and innovative research in the field of Computer Science, including recent advances in Data Analytics and Natural Computing. Research at the Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science (LIACS) has an excellent international reputation. The strength of the programmes is the individual approach: an individually tailored programme will be designed for each student. The researchers and assistants are easily accessible. Students and staff work closely together in a research-oriented environment. Students with an MSc in Computer Science are admissible to a PhD programme. It provides students with a thorough computer science background that will allow them to pursue careers in research or industrial environments. Tuition fees EU/EEA, Dutch (including Netherlands Antilles), Swiss or Surinamese: around €1,984. Other: around €16,400. Interested? If you would like to know more, perhaps regarding our specialisations, please get in touch or visit the programme introduction page on our website: http://en.mastersinleiden.nl/programmes/computer-science/en/introduction. [-]

MSc Crime and Criminal Justice

Campus Full time Part time 1 year February 2017 Netherlands Leiden + 1 more

Criminal Justice is a one-year Master’s at the renowned Leiden Law School at Leiden University. The programme focuses on criminology, criminal law and their mutual relationship. [+]

Criminology and Criminal Justice is a one-year Master’s at the renowned Leiden Law School at Leiden University. The programme focuses on criminology, criminal law and their mutual relationship. It is unique in its cross-national and multidisciplinary scope. Criminology and Criminal Justice This programme focuses on legitimacy and effectiveness of criminal justice systems around the world and the challenges they face in a globalising world. Applying a comparative perspective, criminal justice systems are analysed regarding their ability to deal with crimes that take place both within and beyond their national borders. Transnational crimes like human trafficking and terrorism increasingly demand coordinated criminal justice responses on a European or international level. The comparative study of criminal justice institutions therefore includes the study of supra-national bodies. Comparative and multidisciplinary perspectives The Criminal Justice Master distinguishes itself by its international comparative perspective, analysing criminal justice systems, legislation and policies in common law and civil law countries. The programme is unique both in its comparative and multidisciplinary focus. Students from all over the world with different backgrounds, such as Criminology, Social sciences, Law, Political sciences, and Philosophy, critically engage themselves with important questions in small-scale groups. Leiden Law School is located in two beautifully renovated national monuments in the historic heart of the medieval city of Leiden. Leiden is the place to study Criminal Justice because of its vicinity to the Hague: international city of peace and justice. Broad understanding with room for individual focus Due to the Criminal Justice Master’s unique multidisciplinary and comparative perspective, graduates gain a deep understanding of the dynamics against which criminal justices processes take place. As the program provides students with a broad and solid background in the realm of Criminal Justice, they are widely deployable in a variety of national and international institutions. At the same time, they are offered plenty of space to pursue their own specific topics of interest through various practical assignments. Practical insights This programme is interactive and taught in small groups resulting in compelling discussions with students from all over the world with different disciplinary and (legal) cultural backgrounds. As a result, you will benefit from an extremely rich and interactive learning environment. Another advantage is that the academic staff in this Master has close ties with the relevant Criminal Justice issues in practice. Apart from following lectures, you will also participate in fieldtrips to Dutch and international institutions such as the Netherlands’ Council of State, Europol and the European Parliament. Specialisations Criminology and Criminal Justice (English) Criminology and Security Policy (Dutch and English) Tuition fees EU/EEA, Dutch (including Netherlands Antilles), Swiss or Surinamese: around €1,984. Other: around €16,400. Interested? If you would like to know more, please get in touch or visit the programme introduction page on our website: http://en.mastersinleiden.nl/programmes/criminal-justice/en/introduction. [-]

MSc Crisis and Security Management

Campus Full time 1 year February 2017 Netherlands Den Haag

During the one year multi-disciplinary master program students will become familiar with the political and social dimensions of the governance of (in)security and crises. [+]

Security ranks high on both the societal as well as political agenda. The threat of terrorism, transnational organized crime, civil war, urban riots or natural disasters is making headlines almost every day and is a guarantee for political turmoil. Although from a factual perspective the risk of high-end security incidents is in most Western countries low, the risk perception is far more higher. When it comes to security and crisis, risk perception seems to be as important as actual risk assessments. During the one year multi-disciplinary master program students will become familiar with the political and social dimensions of the governance of (in)security and crises. By analyzing security discourses, security actors, security practices and security outcomes students will become acquainted with the ‘wicked problem’ of security and crises topics in a complex and globalizing world. As security is no longer a public good solely provided by state actors or public actors but the combined outcome of public actors, private security actors, civil society and citizens as well, the master program will focus on the multiplicity of actors engaged in defining and practicing security. Further, as a result of the globalized and interwoven world of today in which incidents, images and messages travel within seconds from one part of the world to another part of the world, students will study current security and crisis challenges from a ‘glocal’ perspective: both global and local levels and especially the nexus of those levels. In the master’s program students will be confronted with the insights of various academic disciplines and a combination of theory and practice and skills relevant for a professional career in public or private security and crisis organizations. Students will become familiar with the causes of different forms of crises and threats to security, with patterns of responses and governance of these phenomena, and policies and strategies to prevent threats, incidents or crises. The Master thesis project provides students the opportunity to specifically focus on one particular type of crisis or security issue and how certain actors deal with it. Tuition fees EU/EEA, Dutch (including Netherlands Antilles), Swiss or Surinamese: around €1,984. Other: around €16,400. Interested? If you would like to know more, please get in touch or visit the programme introduction page on our website: http://en.mastersinleiden.nl/programmes/crisis-and-security-management/en/introduction. [-]

MSc Developmental Psychopathology in Education and Child Studies (Research)

Campus Full time 2 years February 2017 Netherlands Leiden

The aim of this programme is to promote the scientific development of young academics on the path to becoming independent researchers within education and child studies and related disciplines. [+]

The aim of the research master’s programme Developmental Psychopathology in Education and Child Studies is to promote the scientific development of young academics on the path to becoming independent researchers within education and child studies and related disciplines. Graduates are able to design, conduct and evaluate applied scientific research, and in doing this can make the link between (clinical) practice and science. The programme Developmental Psychopathology in Education and Child Studies is designed in such a way that it can explicitly serve as preparatory training for a PhD position. The programme also offers the opportunity to specialise in the field of social work and youth care, which meets society’s need for academics who are trained in evidence based clinical assessment and treatment for children and families with psychological problems The research master is a small scale programme, with an average of fifteen students each year. This guarantees intensive interaction between students and staff. At the beginning of the programme, you are allocated a supervisor – one of the professors – and a day-to-day mentor. While writing your thesis, you make a contribution to one of our research programmes, working closely with your supervisor and mentor within that research. This gives you the opportunity to both observe how the work is done and to ‘learn by doing’. You also receive immediate and intensive feedback on your research performance and academic progress. Rommert Casimir Studio The research master’s students have a room of their own: the Rommert Casimir Studio, equipped with PC workstations. This room is used intensively, not only for working individually on assignments, but also for working together with other students and engaging in discussions. Ambulatorium for family assistance The Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences is the location of the Ambulatorium, which offers families assistance with all kinds of problems relating to parenting and child development. Research master’s students who do their research internship in the Ambulatorium can, if they wish, obtain the NVO Registratie Basis-Orthopedagoog and the NVO Registratie Basisaantekening Diagnostiek and also conduct research in clinical practice. Tuition fees EU/EEA, Dutch (including Netherlands Antilles), Swiss or Surinamese: around €1,984. Other: around €16,400. Interested? If you would like to know more, please get in touch or visit the programme introduction page on our website: http://en.mastersinleiden.nl/programmes/developmental-psychopathology-in-education-and-child-studies-research/en/introduction. [-]

MSc Education and Child Studies

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years February 2017 Netherlands Leiden + 1 more

The master programme in Education and Child Studies is an academic programme that focuses on the link between theory, research and practice. [+]

In the master programme in Education and Child Studies students can choose a specialisation in one of the sub disciplines of Education and Child Studies. All specialisations prioritize the students’ academic education. Specialisations Applied Neuroscience in Human Development Child and Family Science Clinical Child and Adolescent Studies / Orthopedagogiek Digital Media in Human Development Educational Science Forensic Family Science / Forensische gezinspedagogiek Learning Problems and Impairments Special Needs Children in Education / Kinderen met leer- en gedragsproblemen in het onderwijs The master programme in Education and Child Studies is an academic programme that focuses on the link between theory, research and practice. Students are taught to seek evidence based solutions to problems occurring in child rearing and education. Students choose a specialisation from the start. All specialisations have one course in common, a course on the practice of empirical research. The rest of the year is spent deepening the students’ scientific knowledge in the field of their choice, doing an internship and completing a master’s project in which students carry out their own research and prepare a written report of their research project. Tuition fees EU/EEA, Dutch (including Netherlands Antilles), Swiss or Surinamese: around €1,984. Other: around €16,400. Interested? If you would like to know more, please get in touch or visit the programme introduction page on our website: http://en.mastersinleiden.nl/programmes/education-and-child-studies/en/introduction. [-]

MSc ICT in Business

Campus Full time 2 years February 2017 Netherlands Leiden

The specific focus of the Master’s in ICT in Business is on the alignment of ICT and management. [+]

The specific focus of the Master’s in ICT in Business is on the alignment of ICT and management. The programme builds on a solid foundation of computer science that students bring from their bachelor’s education, and expands this knowledge and augments it with concepts and methods from the field of management. The Master’s in ICT in Business aims at providing a deeper understanding of the issues, challenges and opportunities engendered by the rapid changes in information and communication technology (ICT) and its applications over recent years. These changes have caused major changes for individuals, organisations and industries. The internet, and information systems and communication technology in general, have radically impacted our personal and professional lives. Communication technology has challenged our thinking on physical, geographical and industry boundaries, on distance, speed and communication, on how we live, work, learn, communicate and play. New business models have emerged, as have new types of entrepreneurship and new forms of leadership. Specialisations ICT in Business ICT in Public Sector and Governance 5 reasons to choose ICT Business at Leiden University The programme offers a managerial focus on ICT and Business, combining the reputation of the Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science (LIACS) with that of the RSM Erasmus University (ranked in the top-3 in Europe). Both the faculty and the department have a strong international focus. This master’s offers a seamless transition from most bachelor’s programmes in Computer Science. Graduates of the master’s programme have excellent career opportunities, and typically multiple employment offers upon graduation. Students benefit from the department’s strong links to industry with guest lectures, in-company research projects and placement opportunities. Tuition fees EU/EEA, Dutch (including Netherlands Antilles), Swiss or Surinamese: around €1,984. Other: around €17,800. Interested? If you would like to know more, please get in touch or visit the programme introduction page on our website: http://en.mastersinleiden.nl/programmes/ict-in-business/en/introduction. [-]

MSc Industrial Ecology

Campus Full time 2 years February 2017 Netherlands Leiden

Industrial Ecology is an emergent scientific discipline that promotes a systemic approach to human problems, integrating technical, environmental and social aspects. [+]

The master of science in Industrial Ecology (IE) offers talented students from around the world the opportunity to enhance their expertise and work on current challenges faced by the world today. Industrial Ecology is an emergent scientific discipline that promotes a systemic approach to human problems, integrating technical, environmental and social aspects. It is argued that this approach will show the way to sustainable development. For that reason Industrial Ecology is considered to be the ‘toolbox for sustainable development’ and the ‘science of sustainability’. The Master’s in Industrial Ecology is a co-operation between two Dutch universities: Leiden University (Faculty of Science) Delft University of Technology (Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management) Both universities are at the forefront of the field of Indus­trial Ecology. Since 2005, when the programme of IE started, the research groups on sustainability issues with a problem owner from industry, government or research institute have gained international respect. Both universities deliver an equivalent contribution to the overall teaching programme. The concept of Industrial Ecology Industrial Ecology aims at a sustainable co-existence of the technosphere and the environment. The analogy between natural and technical systems and processes is a core concept. Processes in nature, where cycles are closed and waste from one process is input for another, are models for socio-technological processes. It is important to emphasise that the word “industrial” does not mean only the industrial complexes or industrial process systems. The word is used for all kinds of technological systems used in the exploration-production-consumption chain. Ayres (1989) elaborated the biosphere-technosphere analogy as a useful image to develop in his description of Industrial Metabolism. In short, the analogy amounts to the following: In the biosphere, evolution has resulted in efficient use of materials and energy in systems to build and break down functional materials in a steady state, if we consider planet earth as one system. In the technosphere, resources are exploited and unusable waste streams to soil, water, and air are produced. By learning from the biosphere, society may design and manage its socio-technological processes in a more sustainable manner, resulting in speeding up technological evolution towards a state of material use with more efficiency and with less unusable side products. This rigorous programme accepts students from a wide range of studies in engineering, natural and social sciences, believing that international multidisciplinary workgroups, where each student brings his own specific bachelor knowledge and cultural background, are the best way to move forward. The programme is linked to the International Erasmus Munus programme Industrial Ecology. Bring added value to your 2-year MSc. by joing the European Climate-KIC Master Labeled programme of the Climate-KIC partner universities. Tuition fees EU/EEA, Dutch (including Netherlands Antilles), Swiss or Surinamese: around €1,984. Other: around €15,000. Interested? If you would like to know more, please get in touch or visit the programme introduction page on our website: http://en.mastersinleiden.nl/programmes/industrial-ecology/en/introduction. [-]

MSc International Relations and Diplomacy

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Netherlands Den Haag

The two-year MSc Programme in International Relations and Diplomacy offers a unique blend of academic education in international relations and political science with practical graduate education and training in international negotiation and diplomacy. [+]

The two-year MSc Programme in International Relations and Diplomacy offers a unique blend of academic education in international relations and political science with practical graduate education and training in international negotiation and diplomacy. The Master of Science in International Relations and Diplomacy is a programme taught jointly by Leiden University’s Institute for Security and Global Affairs (Faculty Governance and Global Affairs), the Institute of Political Science (Faculty of Social Sciences) and the Netherlands Institute of International Relations Clingendael. The location of The Hague is beneficial for this master’s programme in terms of substantive focus and the various links to international institutions located in this city. As one of the partners, Clingendael’s objective is to promote the understanding of international affairs, and the institute devotes special attention to European co-operation, international security, and diplomacy. In the current era of global interdependence, collaborative efforts are needed to meet the most pressing challenges in international politics, security and economics. Increased transnational channels of communication, global trade and capital flows characterise an increasingly interconnected world of both nation states and non-state actors. The resulting challenges to global governance can be met most effectively by patterns of international and transnational co-operation and diplomacy. Tuition fees Around €16,750. Interested? If you would like to know more, please get in touch or visit the programme introduction page on our website: http://en.mastersinleiden.nl/programmes/international-relations-and-diplomacy/en/introduction. [-]

MSc Life Science and Technology

Campus Full time 2 years February 2017 Netherlands Leiden

Life Science & Technology educates MSc students in fundamental academic and applied technology elements within Life Sciences. [+]

In recent decades, life science research has enabled enormous breakthroughs in our understanding of fundamental molecular and cellular processes and mechanisms of life. The MSc programmes in Life Science & Technology in Leiden and Delft are complementary. Life Science & Technology researches the processes in the living cell. The cell is the building block of life, the smallest unit with the characteristics of living systems. Increased knowledge of the mechanisms of the cell can lead to a cleaner industry, better medicines, new methods for combating diseases and isolating enzymes for the development of improved foodstuffs. Knowledge about genomic organisation, studies of protein-protein interactions and the characterisation of molecular structures have become central in modern life science research and technology. This knowledge forms the basis of the molecular understanding of health and disease. It finds important applications in innovative health care, in the pharmaceutical industry and in so-called ‘red’ biotechnology, and is the focus of the Leiden programme. 5 reasons to choose Life Science & Technology at Leiden University Life Science & Technology educates MSc students in fundamental academic and applied technology elements within Life Sciences. This master’s programme is based on the collaboration between the two internationally well-known Leiden Institute of Chemistry and the Biotechnology Institute, Delft University of Technology. Students will become full members of the various multidisciplinary internationally reputed research groups. This master’s programme offers opportunities for carrying out research projects in excellent research groups worldwide and in industrial situations. The high standard of education and research facilities ensure excellent job prospects in industry, government and academia. Tuition fees EU/EEA, Dutch (including Netherlands Antilles), Swiss or Surinamese: around €1,984. Other: around €16,400. Interested? If you would like to know more, please get in touch or visit the programme introduction page on our website: http://en.mastersinleiden.nl/programmes/life-science-and-education/en/introduction. [-]

MSc Mathematics

Campus Full time 2 years February 2017 Netherlands Leiden

The Master’s programme in Mathematics in Leiden focuses on analysis, probability and statistics, number theory and (arithmetic) geometry. [+]

The Master’s programme in Mathematics in Leiden focuses on analysis, probability and statistics, number theory and (arithmetic) geometry. For any student who wants to specialise in one of these areas, Leiden is an excellent possibility. All researchers in the present group have intensive contacts with colleagues from outside Leiden, within the Netherlands, but also abroad. Specialisations Algebra, Geometry and Number Theory Applied Mathematics Mathematics and Education Mathematics and Science Communication and Society Mathematics and Science-Based Business What Leiden can offer you If you are considering pursuing a Master of Science in Mathematics, Leiden is a very good choice. You will be hosted in one of the leading research groups in mathematics in the Netherlands. Another strong point is our personal approach. Our programmes will be tailor-made according to your wishes, depending on your individual background and your personal aims. It will be our interest to offer you a significant deepening of your knowledge, and to broaden your enthusiasm for mathematics. Students who have obtained a Master of Science degree in Mathematics possess a thorough theoretical basis, know how to work in a multinational environment, and are able to operate well on the international market. Courses are taught at a high level, and each of the master’s tracks ends with an individual research project combined with a master thesis. The Leiden Mathematical Institute The Leiden Mathematical Institute is a modern institute aiming at excellence both in research and in education. Many well-known Dutch mathematicians work and have worked here, such as, for example, analyst Thomas J. Stieltjes, who gave his name to the Stieltjes integral, and number theorist Hendrik D. Kloosterman, who was the inventor of the Kloosterman sum. The influence of both these mathematicians can still be felt today, with the Institute’s distinct dual focus on both analysis and number theory. The Leiden Mathematical Institute is partner in the Lorentz Center, an international research centre for Astronomy, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics and Bio Sciences. It takes part in the national mathematics courses offered by the mastermath programme. The Algebra, Geometry and Number Theory specialisation is part of the Erasmus Mundus ALGANT network, making for intensive (research and education) contacts with the universities of Paris-Sud/Orsay, Bordeaux, Padova and Milano. The institue participates in the national Gravitation Programme NETWORKS. Tuition fees EU/EEA, Dutch (including Netherlands Antilles), Swiss or Surinamese: around €1,984. Other: around €16,400. Interested? If you would like to know more, please get in touch or visit the programme introduction page on our website: http://en.mastersinleiden.nl/programmes/mathematics/en/introduction. [-]

MSc Media Technology

Campus Full time 2 years February 2017 Netherlands Leiden

The Media Technology MSc programme is a common initiative of the Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science within the Faculty Science and the Academy for Creative and Performing Arts. [+]

The Media Technology MSc programme is a common initiative of the Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science within the Faculty Science and the Academy for Creative and Performing Arts. It is an environment where students, artists and researchers are allowed to formulate their own scientific questions. They are encouraged to translate personal inspirations and curiosities into their own manageable and compact research projects. The programme recognises creativity as an important factor in scientific innovation. It aims to be a place where students, artists and scientists conduct research by creating innovative solutions, inspired by results and principles of science. To achieve this, the curriculum focuses on creative exploration and on the understanding of science and technology. The programme encourages its students to draw from the knowledge available throughout Leiden University and the Art Science Interfaculty in The Hague. Key concepts throughout the programme are creativity, technology and scientific research. The programme’s goal is to stimulate innovation and creativity in scientific research by the innovative application of technology. Media Technology can be said to deliver ‘autonomous scientists’, just as art academies deliver autonomous artists. Science by creating Science is meant to generate knowledge, in a rational and sensible way. Many research methods exist to do this. We believe that ‘science by creating’ can play an important role alongside other methods. By applying technology in fresh ways, one learns new things; new methods and alternative insights are discovered. We see this as a valid and productive way of doing research. Consequently, student projects in which actual products are realised are important in the Media Technology MSc programme. However, the process of researching while creating the product is as important as the product itself. The projects always lead to a working end-product or proof of concept that contains a media component: visual, auditive or otherwise. Most often, a scientific paper is also produced that describes the scientific advancements resulting from the project. Students are encouraged to submit these papers to international journals, conferences and arts festivals. 2 reasons to study Media Technology at Leiden University We promote and facilitate autonomous and creative scientific research. Research in our programme may result in scientific papers, but also in art installations, designs, computer programmes, etc. Tuition fees EU/EEA, Dutch (including Netherlands Antilles), Swiss or Surinamese: around €1,984. Other: around €17,800. Interested? If you would like to know more, please get in touch or visit the programme introduction page on our website: http://en.mastersinleiden.nl/programmes/media-technology/en/introduction. [-]

MSc Physics

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Netherlands Leiden

The Leiden Master’s Programme in Physics is offered by the Leiden Institute of Physics (LION), an excellent place to study the foundations of nature. [+]

The MSc programme in Physics offers five two-year research specialisations, which are connected to the research carried out at the Leiden Institute of Physics (LION), and three specialisations that are more broadly oriented, and combine at least one year of the physics curriculum with training in which specific career opportunities in science-related professions can be explored. Specialisations Physics and Education Physics and Science Communication and Society Physics and Science-Based Business Research in Physics, Biological and Soft Matter Physics Research in Physics, Cosmology Research in Physics, pre-PhD ('Casimir') Research in Physics, Quantum Matter and Optics Research in Physics, theoretical 4 reasons to choose Physics at Leiden University The programme places a strong emphasis on research training. Students can spend up to 50% of their time on research projects. Leiden University is known for its top-level international research and excellent research groups, both theoretical and experimental, in which master’s students participate during their research projects. Many master’s students obtain their degree with a publication in an international refereed journal. The programme offers a wide choice of individual profiles. Specialisations have been defined within the Master programme, but there still is wide latitude for tailoring individual programmes. Individual plans can always be discussed with the study advisor and submitted to the Board of Examiners for approval. The close connection between the MSc programme and the Leiden Institute of Physics results in an open atmosphere, in which students are invited to attend lectures and symposia and to participate in scientific discussions. Tuition fees EU/EEA, Dutch (including Netherlands Antilles), Swiss or Surinamese: around €1,984. Other: around €17,800. Interested? If you would like to know more, perhaps regarding the specialisations, please get in touch or visit the programme introduction page on our website: http://en.mastersinleiden.nl/programmes/physics/en/introduction. [-]

MSc Political Science

Campus Full time 1 year February 2017 Netherlands Leiden

Study power and politics as they impact everyday lives in a top-ranked, selective programme. [+]

Study power and politics as they impact everyday lives in a top-ranked, selective programme. It's all about choice Choice is at the very heart of politics. War or peace, left or right, liberty or security, sovereignty or integration, consensus or conflict—choices matter. Choice is also key to your education. Choose an intellectually challenging programme in which you develop your knowledge and expertise in the study of politics. If you wish, you can opt for an internship. And you can design your own thesis project, based on your own needs and interests. Choose a respected, selective programme that fits your future ambitions. Choose the MSc programme in Political Science at Leiden University. By doing an MSc in Political Science in Leiden or The Hague, you will benefit from an advanced grounding in the fundamentals of political analysis and advanced training in essential academic and professional skills. There are six specialisations and two cities from which to choose. Specialisations International Organisation Political Science International Politics Nationalism, Ethnic Conflict and Development Parties, Parliaments and Democracy Political Legitimacy and Justice International Politics Nederlandse Politiek 6 reasons to study Political Science at Leiden Leiden’s Institute of Political Science is one of the largest political science departments in Europe. It accommodates a wide range of (sub)disciplines and research interests. Your lecturers are high ranking specialists in their field. All courses are taught in small groups, allowing for personal contact with your fellow students, as well as your instructors. The specialisations offer you a chance to explore topics in-depth that best suit your preferences. Besides studying interesting themes, you will also familiarise yourself with the state-of-the-art in social and political science literature and research skills. The city of Leiden is a popular student city, with attractive sights and a lively atmosphere. The city of The Hague harbours the main national political institutions of the Netherlands and many international organisations. Both propose a wide variety of cultural, sports and leisure activities. Tuition fees EU/EEA, Dutch (including Netherlands Antilles), Swiss or Surinamese: around €1,984. Other: around €16,400. Interested? If you would like to know more, perhaps regarding our specialisations, please get in touch or visit the programme page: http://en.mastersinleiden.nl/programmes/political-science-leiden/en/introduction. [-]

MSc Political Science and Public Administration (research)

Campus Full time 2 years February 2017 Netherlands Leiden

In this interdisciplinary research master’s students will be able to choose between a specialisation in political science or public administration, while also following courses in a combined curriculum. [+]

In this interdisciplinary research master’s students will be able to choose between a specialisation in political science or public administration, while also following courses in a combined curriculum. This unique, two-year master’s programme is designed for students willing to challenge themselves and take their studies to the next level. The programme offers you unsurpassed and thorough academic training that will provide useful no matter what your future career intentions are. A strong focus on skill development and the ability to conduct independent research are at the core of this research master, which features a selection of two specialisation tracks: Political Science or Public Administration. Two specialisations Students can choose from two specialisations (Political Science or Public Administration). Please indicate your specialisation of choice on the application form. 5 reasons to choose Political Science at Leiden University Leiden’s Institute of Political Science is one of the largest political science departments in Europe. It accommodates a wide range of (sub)disciplines and research interests. Your lecturers are high ranking specialists in their field. All courses are taught in small groups, allowing for personal contact with your fellow students, as well as your instructors. Besides studying interesting themes, you will also familiarise yourself with the state-of-the-art in social and political science literature and research skills. The city of Leiden is a popular student city, with attractive sights and a lively atmosphere. It proposes a wide variety of cultural, sports and leisure activities. Tuition fees EU/EEA, Dutch (including Netherlands Antilles), Swiss or Surinamese: around €1,984. Other: around €16,400. Interested? If you would like to know more, perhaps regarding the specialisations, please get in touch or visit the programme introduction page on our website: http://en.mastersinleiden.nl/programmes/political-science-research/en/introduction. [-]

MSc Psychology

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Netherlands Leiden

The master’s programme in Psychology focuses both on in-depth study of theory and on the acquisition of professional and research skills. [+]

The master’s programme in Psychology focuses both on in-depth study of theory and on the acquisition of professional and research skills. The distinctive feature of the Leiden master’s programme is that the teaching is not restricted to only the functioning of psychological processes; these processes are always connected to their behavioural consequences, with the aim of understanding self-regulation and behavioural control. In this way, students not only develop their knowledge of psychology as a science, but also learn to apply this knowledge in order to understand practical problems and to develop effective interventions for dealing with these problems. Profile of the master's programme in Psychology In line with the profile of Leiden University as a research-intensive institution, the teaching programme of the master’s programme in Psychology is based on state-of-the art scientific research and maintains a strong emphasis on the acquisition of academic and research skills. Completion of the MSc degree prepares students for subsequent academic master’s degrees, including a PhD. Objectives of the master's programme in Psychology The objective of the master’s programme in Psychology is to equip students with advanced training in research methods and professional skills that prepare them both for a career involving psychological research as well as for the application of scientific knowledge and methods in various professional settings. Training is provided in all relevant skills, including reviewing the relevant literature, applying theoretical knowledge to analyse practical problems, developing hypotheses and writing research proposals, designing and carrying out empirical studies, designing and evaluating the effectiveness of interventions, conducting advanced statistical analyses, and presenting results and recommendations. Tuition fees EU/EEA, Dutch (including Netherlands Antilles), Swiss or Surinamese: around €1,984. Other: around €16,400. Interested? If you would like to know more, perhaps regarding the specialisations, please get in touch or visit the programme introduction page on our website: http://en.mastersinleiden.nl/programmes/psychology/en/introduction. [-]

MSc Psychology (Research)

Campus Full time 2 years February 2017 Netherlands Leiden

The MSc in Psychology (Research) is a two-year programme that is focused on acquiring research skills in a particular field of psychology. [+]

The MSc in Psychology (research) is a two-year programme that is focused on acquiring research skills in a particular field of psychology. The programme provides students with a rigorous training in the methodological and practical skills necessary to carry out scientific research on human behaviour. Students gain hands-on experience with how psychological theory can contribute to the analysis and solution of practical problems and how the application of existing theory guides further theoretical development. Students can specialise in the psychological subdiscipline of their choice, but are also trained in a broad multidiscipinary research approach. Specialisations Clinical and Health Psychology (research) Cognitive Neuroscience (research) Developmental Psychology (research) Social and Organisational Psychology (research) Students who wish to expand their expertise in the domain of Brain and Cognition can choose from a wide range of elective courses offered within and outside the Institute of Psychology.Students who wish to expand their expertise in the domain of Brain and Cognition can choose from a wide range of elective courses offered within and outside the Institute of Psychology. Tuition fees EU/EEA, Dutch (including Netherlands Antilles), Swiss or Surinamese: around €1,984. Other: around €16,400. Interested? If you would like to know more, perhaps regarding the specialisations, please get in touch or visit the programme introduction page on our website: http://en.mastersinleiden.nl/programmes/psychology-research/en/introduction. [-]

MSc Public Administration

Campus Full time 1 year February 2017 Netherlands Leiden

The Master’s program in Public Administration builds on topical research in public sector management, public policy, domestic and international and European governance. [+]

Worldwide, governments and societies today are confronted with big challenges like climate change, rapid technological innovations, and economic crises, that raise all kinds of new organizational, policy, and ethical issues. These challenges pose both opportunities and constraints for a multitude of public, non-profit, and private actors. For example, a sudden influx of refugees causes anxiety among citizens and high costs for shelter, but can boost knowledge and economic growth in the long run. Social media and advanced data sharing technologies enable citizens to organize themselves, but also come with potential risks of privacy invasion. The financial crisis has laid bare the fragility of the global economy, but also the important role that governments still play in regulating markets. Such challenges have political, administrative, financial, and policy aspects that need to be handled within a governance perspective. In the midst of all the turmoil, we expect governments to be transparent, effective, and efficient problem solvers. The main question that we ask in the Master of Public Administration is therefore: How can we address humankind’s most pressing problems from the perspective of governance? The Master of Public Administration focuses on the management, steering, and coordination of political, administrative, economic, and social actors, as well as the formal and informal regimes and policy processes within which they act towards addressing collective social problems at regional, national, and international levels. A defining hallmark of the master is that governance is studied and taught from a multi-level perspective. This means that there is no single level of governance at which societal challenges can be addressed best. For example, the Ebola disease started as a local governance problem of a few countries but transformed itself rapidly into a global problem due to the disease’s spread by means of modern transportation. Boat refugees, to take another example, who flee their homelands because of local famine or civil wars poses a major challenge for the European Union. These examples show that for educating future public policy professionals, in order to be able to address these problems in an adequate ways, a holistic rather than a single-level approach is needed. Hence, the various tracks within the Master of Public Administration span the intricacies of multi-level governance by a multitude of public and private actors, all the way to the management of organizations and the behaviour of individual public managers. Specialisations Economics and Governance International and European Governance Public Management Tuition fees EU/EEA, Dutch (including Netherlands Antilles), Swiss or Surinamese: around €1,984. Other: around €16,400. Interested? If you would like to know more, perhaps regarding the specialisations, please get in touch or visit the programme introduction page on our website: http://en.mastersinleiden.nl/programmes/public-administration/en/introduction. [-]

MSc Statistical Science for the Life and Behavioural Sciences

Campus Full time 2 years February 2017 Netherlands Leiden

Statistics is the art of drawing conclusions about phenomena in which chance plays a role. The randomness may arise through a variety of reasons: the intrinsic random nature of a phenomenon, unavoidable noise in an experiment, conscious randomisation of experimental or measurement units, or as a best approximation to a too complex reality. [+]

What is statistics? Statistics is the art of drawing conclusions about phenomena in which chance plays a role. The randomness may arise through a variety of reasons: the intrinsic random nature of a phenomenon, unavoidable noise in an experiment, conscious randomisation of experimental or measurement units, or as a best approximation to a too complex reality. The chance phenomena occur in a broad range of situations. This has rendered statistical science a highly multidisciplinary undertaking, but with a core body of concepts and methods that are common to the diverse applications. Statistical science for the life sciences Statistics for the life sciences is almost synonymous with biostatistics. It incorporates quantitative modeling and methods of data analysis for clinical and epidemiological research (e.g. survival analysis) that in the past twenty years have become indispensable in medical research. It also includes statistical methods used in genetic research and genomics, which have a classical foundation (for instance in the work of Fisher, one of the founding fathers of statistics), but are rapidly developing in answer to present-day opportunities provided by data from new experimental platforms, such as micro-arrays and whole-genome scans. The program is targeted at human genetics as well as plant and animal genetics. Areas like systems biology make similar demands for new statistical methodology, and the analysis of medical images will increase in importance, both in research and in clinical applications. Statistical methods for the behavioural sciences It is no exaggeration to say that all empirical research in the present day social and behavioural sciences relies critically on statistical analysis. There is a long-standing statistical tradition in educational and psychological testing (psychometrics), and also in survey research, marketing research and quantitative demographics (sociometric). Similar sub-domains that have emerged more recently are the quantitative study of the development of science and technology (scientometrics and bibliometrics), the quantitative study of stylistic forms and patterns in the use of language (stylometrics), the quantitative study of taste and smell (sensometrics), the quantitative study of history (cliometrics), and the empirical approach to the law (jurimetrics). The common use of the term ‘metrics’ here illustrates the important role of measurement problems in these fields. More recently the role of statistics has gain in importance in many areas such as in biological psychology, in cognitive science with the advent of fMRI data and in forensics with DNA data. Data science Although some statisticians would argue that Data Science = Statistics, we prefer the point of view that there is quite an overlap between the two, but that they are not identical. Data Science is a combination of Statistical Science and Computer Science, and there should be no Data Science without Statistics, but also no Data Science without Computer Science. Statistics has surfaced in Computer Science research areas such as pattern recognition (for example in speech recognition on your smartphone), data mining (for example used in online advertising) and network analysis and deep learning (for example used in Watson, IBM’s Jeopardy computer that is now used to perform medical diagnoses). In practice data scientists are required to be able to work with large amounts of data and so competence in management and the use of databases is critical. That is why we offer a specialization of Statistical Science called Data Science, in collaboration with the Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science (LIACS). Students in this specialization follow the mandatory courses in the basic Statistical Science program, and use the ECTS to be spent on elective courses in the program to follow necessary courses in Computer Science. It is extremely convenient that Statistical Science and Computer Science are located in the very same building in Leiden (the Snellius Institute). Through this cooperation, Leiden University aims to fill a growing job market demand by offering its students a unique combination of theoretical and practical tools stepping into the promising area of Data Science. Specialisations Data Science: Statistical Science Statistical Science (specialisation) Tuition fees EU/EEA, Dutch (including Netherlands Antilles), Swiss or Surinamese: around €1,984. Other: around €17,800. Interested? If you would like to read more, perhaps regarding our specialisations, please just get in touch or visit the programme page on our website: http://en.mastersinleiden.nl/programmes/statistical-science-for-the-life-and-behavioural-sciences/en/introduction. [-]

MA

MA African Studies

Campus Full time 1 year February 2017 Netherlands Leiden

The MA in African Studies­ – unique in the Netherlands – is a multidisciplinary study, which offers you the chance to take an in-depth look at the African continent from a variety of perspectives. [+]

The master’s programme in African Studies at Leiden University is a multidisciplinary area study programme, which offers you the opportunity to examine the African continent in depth and from a variety of perspectives. You can combine disciplines from the humanities, such as history and literary studies, with disciplines from social sciences, in particular political science, anthropology, and economics. In line with current approaches to the study of Africa, you study the people and cultures of Africa from an African perspective. 5 reasons to choose African Studies at Leiden You follow an internship in Africa, which offers you outstanding opportunities to get insights into working and conducting research in Africa and to enhance your job prospects. You have the opportunity to get into communication, media imagination, historical and economic development of Africa and to enter in contact with practitioners from the world of business, NGOs, and diplomacy. Within the compact time frame of only one year, you will take six months of courses, do a three month internship, and write your thesis. You have access to the excellent facilities of Leiden University, and in particular those of the Africa Studies Centre and its research library. The network of the ASC, regular seminars, conferences and projects on Africa will provide international orientation and embedding for your MA research. The courses have a clear interdisciplinary approach. You will be guided and supervised by ASC and Leiden University staff with various area and disciplinary expertise, including history, literature and film studies, anthropology, economy, geography and politics. As the only one year African Studies Master’s with a genuine area studies profile, this programme is unique in continental Europe. Interested? If would like to know more, please get in touch or visit the programme introduction page on our website: http://en.mastersinleiden.nl/programmes/african-studies/en/introduction. [-]

MA African Studies (research)

Campus Full time 2 years February 2017 Netherlands Leiden

The two year Research Master African Studies is unique in the Netherlands. The programme bridges the often artificially drawn boundaries between the humanities and the social sciences. [+]

The Research Master’s programme in African Studies at Leiden University bridges the often artificially drawn boundaries between the humanities and the social sciences. As a result you can develop in-depth knowledge about different aspects of the African continent and its peoples, at the same time you are not bound by boundary constraints of any of the more traditional disciplines focusing on Africa. The programme is unique in continental Europe. 5 reasons to choose African Studies (Research) at Leiden University Within the Research MA you will focus on developing your research skills, and you will have an entire year (of which six months consists of fieldwork) to execute your own research project. You will take in-depth courses that will guide you through proposal writing, social theory, methodology development, writing a scientific publication, debating and presentation skills. This will enable you, upon graduation, to initiate independent PhD or policy research, advise and participate in policy development and implementation, or offer training to businesses. You have access to the excellent facilities of Leiden University, and those of the Africa Studies Centre (ASC) and its research library, where the Research Master’s is based. The network of the ASC, regular seminars, conferences and projects on Africa will provide international orientation and embedding for your MA research. The courses are especially designed for these masters and have a clear interdisciplinary approach. You will be guided and supervised by staff with various area and disciplinary expertise, including history, literature and film studies, anthropology, economy, geography and politics. As the only two year African Studies Research Master’s with a genuine area studies profile, this programme is unique in continental Europe. Interested? If would like to know more, please get in touch or visit the programme introduction page on our website: http://en.mastersinleiden.nl/programmes/african-studies-research/en/introduction. [-]

MA Archaeology

Campus Full time 1 year February 2017 Netherlands Leiden

The Master’s Programme in Archaeology at Leiden University is the most diverse in the Netherlands. [+]

Field archaeology The Master’s Programme in Archaeology at Leiden University offers a truly unique choice of challenging regional and thematic specialisations. The faculty staff are involved in projects all over the world, with a strong emphasis on field archaeology. This means that there is a strong connection between our current research projects and our education, and that you will be able to work with top researchers. Multidisciplinary focus The specialisations offer an additional focus on ecology and geology. This is combined with iconological and historical studies, as well as with ethno-archaeological, anthropological and experimental approaches. As a student of one of our specialisations, you will gain in-depth knowledge of the discipline of your choice. At the same time, you will take part in ongoing debates about general theory, the development of new methods and the use of information technology. Specialisations Archaeobotany and Archaeozoology Archaeology and Anthropology of the Americas Archaeology of the Near East Archaeology of the Roman Provinces, Middle Ages and Modern Period Classical and Mediterranean Archaeology Digital Archaeology Heritage Management in a World Context Heritage of Indigenous Peoples Human Osteoarchaeology Material Culture Studies Museum Studies Palaeolithic Archaeology Prehistory of Europe Interested? If you would like know more, please send us a message or visit the programme introduction page on our website: http://en.mastersinleiden.nl/programmes/archaeology/en/introduction. [-]

MA Archaeology (Research)

Campus Full time 2 years February 2017 Netherlands Leiden

The Research Master’s Programme in Archaeology focuses on the research areas that are strongly represented in Leiden. The heart of the programme is organised around the excellent research with which Leiden has made a name for itself internationally. [+]

Top-quality research The Research Master’s Programme in Archaeology at Leiden University focuses on the excellent research which has earned the Archaology faculty its international reputation. This advanced two-year programme is aimed towards students interested in top-quality interdisciplinary research projects covering a wide cultural and regional range. As a student, you will gain solid research skills. At the same time, you will also have the chance to study methodological, theoretical and scientific-philosophical aspects of your specialisation of choice. Latest developments This Research Master’s in Archaeology is the most diverse in the Netherlands. The programme offers seven regional and thematic specialisations. The faculty staff are involved in projects all over the world, which include field archaeology. This allows students, where relevant, to gain practical experience in archaeological field work. The internationally renowned staff combines in-depth expertise in a specific cultural area with knowledge of the latest developments in archaeological research. International experience Within the seven specialisations, courses are aimed at the intensification and broadening of your knowledge base and the development of research and publication skills. As a research master’s student, you will be encouraged and supported to visit international conferences, to contribute to international workshops, and to take courses at related (international) institutions. Specialisations Archaeological Heritage in a Globalising World (research) Bioarchaeology (research) Human Origins (research) Prehistoric Farming Communities in Northwestern Europe (research) Religion and Society in Native American Cultures (research) The Transformation of the Roman World (research) Town and Country in the Mediterranean Region and the Near East (research) Interested? If you would like to know more, please get in touch or visit the programme introduction page on our website: http://en.mastersinleiden.nl/programmes/archaeology-research/en/introduction. [-]

MA Arts and Culture

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 18 months February 2017 Netherlands Leiden + 1 more

The MA in Arts and Culture in Leiden is unique in the Netherlands for the interdisciplinary range of subjects offered and for the diversity of the optional tracks available. [+]

The Master’s programme in Arts and Culture at Leiden University is a programme in art history with a focus on museums, heritage and collections, global perspectives, and agency and reception. You learn to consider modern art and design as links between media, cultures and communities. You also discover how sculpture, architecture and visual arts were applied together in the Renaissance and Baroque periods as a means to overpower the viewer. The Arts and Culture programme has three main overall perspectives: the study of works of art, design and buildings from a global perspective; the focus on historical and contemporary works of art, design and architecture in terms of agency and reception; and to study art and design as engaged cultural responses to life sciences. This programme is unique in the Netherlands for the interdisciplinary range of subjects offered and for the diversity of the optional tracks available. 5 reasons to choose Arts and Culture at Leiden Leiden has a unique teaching programme. Leiden is the only university with a Chair in Design and Applied Arts. It is also the only place in the Netherlands where you can study art in a global perspective, in Art of the Contemporary World and World Art Studies. The specialisation Museums and Collections has a unique focus on the study of the place of museums and collections in present day society. And Leiden offers you a change to study Art and architecture pre-1800 in a European context. You have a broad range of options. The programme is very broad. It covers art from throughout the world and almost all art forms, media and disciplines from the past and the present. You will choose a specialisation that guarantees in-depth study. Both in the general and in the research master’s you will have the opportunity to structure your programme in line with your personal interests. The programme is personally-tailored and small-scale. You will be assigned a personal mentor during the programme. The teaching generally takes the form of small-scale seminars, giving you a high degree of contact with lecturers and fellow students. You benefit from contacts with eminent national and international institutions. The department collaborates on teaching and research with many different academic and cultural institutions both nationally and internationally. Museums and collections are an important focal area within the programme. The department has excellent contacts with prominent Leiden museums and with Dutch art-historical institutions in Florence and Rome. Lecturers and students also have access to exchange programmes with leading institutions such as the Sorbonne, the École du Louvre and St. Andrews. Leiden students become sought-after employees. You will learn about the influence of art on present-day society. You will learn to analyse the effects, intended or unintended, of works of art on their environment. With these skills you will become an attractive employee for a diverse range of employers. The department works together with the LUMC (Leiden University Medical Center), for example, because art can give an insight into social issues arising from developments in biomedical sciences. Interested? If you would like to know more, please get in touch or visit the programme introduction page on our website: http://en.mastersinleiden.nl/programmes/arts-and-culture/en/introduction. [-]

MA Arts and Culture (Research)

Campus Full time 2 years February 2017 Netherlands Leiden

Based on the premise that the study of cultural objects and cultural practices is founded on a shared theoretical and methodological framework, this programme includes the study of media, art and literature. [+]

The Master’s programme in Arts and Culture (research) at Leiden University offers a unique two year programme, that integrates art history in media studies, literature and literary theory, since the study of cultural objects and cultural practices is founded on a shared theoretical and methodological framework. 5 reasons to choose Arts and Culture (Research) at Leiden Join a programme that stands out by its global character, focus on design and applied arts, and integrated study of the visual arts and architecture. Benefit from its intense collaboration with the MA in Media Studies and the MA in Literary Studies. Acquire a valuable range of skills and knowledge, both disciplinary and interdisciplinary, historical and theoretical. Enjoy the research master’s flexible programme, encouraging you to adopt a interdisciplinary perspective, while following courses within your ‘home discipline’ as well. Focus on Arts and Culture, Media Studies or Literary Studies, or explore a single period (Middle Ages/Early Modern resp. Modern and Contemporary). The courses address the relations of culture and society guided by the research programme of LUCAS, the Leiden Institute for the Arts in Society. LUCAS focuses on four domains, both in modern culture and through the ages: politics, law and justice, religion and technology Interested? If you would like to know more please get in touch or visit the programme introduction page on our website: http://en.mastersinleiden.nl/programmes/arts-and-culture-research/en/introduction. [-]

MA Asian Studies

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years February 2017 Netherlands Leiden + 1 more

Both the two-year and one-year MA programmes in Asian Studies offer further specialisation in a country, region, or aspect of Asia. This structure allows us to accommodate students with diverse undergraduate backgrounds, objectives and expectations. [+]

The Master’s programme in Asian Studies at Leiden University offers an outstanding qualification from one of the leading centres for Asian studies in Europe. You will develop expertise in the history, language and culture of Asian societies, or contemporary developments in the world’s most dynamic and fastest-growing region. Asian studies at Leiden University is unparalleled in the Netherlands and combines the very best of Asia-related research in North-West Europe. Specialisations At Leiden Univerisity you can tailor your MA Asian Studies with a specialisation that reflects your area of interest. Different specialisations cater for students with or without proficiency in one or more Asian languages, and range from one to two years in duration. This structure allows us to accommodate students with diverse undergraduate backgrounds, objectives and expectations. Two-year specialisations on China, Japan, and Korea The specialisations Chinese Studies, Japanese Studies, and Korean Studies are two years in duration and offer the possibility of an in-depth analysis of one country in East Asia. They each require advanced proficiency in the relevant language. All three programmes require the completion of a bachelor’s degree in Chinese studies, Japanese studies or Korean studies, depending on the programme. Disciplinary specialisation is at the core of each, and involves the development of fluent classical or modern language skills. Students spend a year at a university in the relevant country, and write an MA thesis. Places in these specialisations are limited. One-year specialisation East Asian Studies The specialisation East Asian Studies is a one-year programme that offers the possibility of in-depth analysis of one country in East Asia, either China, Japan, or Korea, in fields such as history, sociology, philosophy, economics, linguistics, politics and international relations. Advanced knowledge of an East Asian language is required. The programme is similar to that of the related two-year specialisations, but with the advantage that it allows students to choose from a broader range of elective courses, including those on other Asian regions or countries outside the area of their specialisation, and also provides options for internships of two or three months. One-year thematic specialisations on Asia The specialisations History, Arts and Culture of Asia, and Politics, Society and Economy of Asia are one-year specialisations that take a thematic approach to Asian Studies. Knowledge of a relevant language is not required, although students have the option of learning one of the many Asian languages taught at Leiden University. History, Arts and Culture of Asia takes a humanities approaches to pre-modern, modern or contemporary Asia. Politics, Society and Economy of Asia takes a social sciences approach to modern or contemporary Asia. Students are free to choose a specific region or to cover all Asian regions. One-year specialisations on South Asia and Southeast Asia The specialisations South Asia and Southeast Asia are one year in duration and focus on a particular region. Knowledge of a relevant language is not required, although some individual courses require knowledge of a classical or modern South or Southeast Asian language. Students have the option of learning one of the many Asian languages taught at Leiden University. South Asian Studies focuses on pre-modern, modern or contemporary South Asia, in fields such as history, literature or religious studies. The focus of the programme is on India and Sri Lanka. Southeast Asian Studies focuses on one or more aspects of Southeast Asia, such as history, literature or religious studies. Future career Students with ambitions to pursue a PhD position or career as a researcher outside academia can apply for the two-year Research Master’s in Asian Studies on completion of the programme. Students ready to join the workforce can expect to be qualified for a range of exciting careers at organisations around the world – including at the many international organisations here in the Hague or the surrounding area. Full list of specialisations Chinese Studies East Asian Studies History, Arts and Culture of Asia Japanese Studies Korean Studies Politics, Society and Economy of Asia South Asian Studies Southeast Asian Studies Interested? If you would like to know more, please get in touch or visit the programme introduction page on our website: http://en.mastersinleiden.nl/programmes/asian-studies/en/introduction. [-]

MA Asian Studies (Research)

Campus Full time 2 years February 2017 Netherlands Leiden

Asian Studies scholarship in Leiden has a justly deserved worldwide reputation. Its breadth and depth are not only unparalleled in the Netherlands, but represent the very best of Asia-related research and teaching in Europe and beyond. [+]

In Leiden University’s Research Master’s in Asian Studies, you may focus on a specific region, choosing between China, Japan, Korea, South Asia or Southeast Asia. Alternatively, you may conduct your research with the primary emphasis on a discipline, focusing on such topics as politics, religion, art and material culture, languages, and literature, regionally or cross-regionally. 4 reasons to choose Asian Studies (Research) at Leiden University Make use of an inherently comparative Area Studies approach. The programme not only encourages intra-Asian comparisons, but co-operates closely with Middle Eastern Studies (research). This co-operation is institutionalised, for example, through a common introductory course on Area Studies. Focus in your studies either on a discipline, or on a specific region. Both approaches offer the opportunity to work extensively in primary languages, but do not demand this. Take advantage of the renowned expertise of the Leiden teaching faculty, and explore both vibrant, present-day Asia as well as its historical past. Asian Studies scholarship in Leiden has a justly deserved worldwide reputation. Its breadth and depth are not only unparalleled in the Netherlands, but represent the very best of Asia-related research and teaching in Europe and beyond. Tuition fee EU/EEA, Dutch (including Netherlands Antilles), Swiss or Surinamese: around €1,984. Other: around €16,400 Interested? If you would like to know more please get in touch our visit the programme introduction page on our website: http://en.mastersinleiden.nl/programmes/asian-studies-research/en/introduction. [-]

MA Classics and Ancient Civilisations

Campus Full time 1 year February 2017 Netherlands Leiden

The Master’s programme in Classics and Ancient Civilisations provides comprehensive training covering the entire range of present-day research on the ancient civilisations of Greece and Rome, Egypt and the Near East. [+]

Specialisations Assyriology Classics Egyptology Hebrew and Aramaic Languages and Cultures The Master’s programme in Classics and Ancient Civilisations provides comprehensive training covering the entire range of present-day research on the ancient civilisations of Greece and Rome, Egypt and the Near East. This MA programme is unique in the Netherlands in the breadth of its subject matter, the historical periods covered and the multidisciplinary approach of its study. From the beginning of history in Egypt and Mesopotamia up to the Medieval texts in Neo-Latin, Coptic or Hebrew. Characteristic for the MA is its focus on reading ancient texts in their original languages, and discussing the different interpretations that the texts allow. The Leiden programme distinguishes itself from other similar master’s programmes by offering expertise in the world of the Hebrew Bible, emerging Christianity, ancient Mesopotamia, Anatolia, Egypt (ancient, antique and late-antique) and Greco-Roman Antiquity, all seen from a multidisciplinary perspective. The programme introduces a wide variety of research methods, all of them well-represented in the research carried out at Leiden University. The combined study of sources of different nature is a particularly exiting research approach, because it may lead to new interpretations of the past. Traditional philology with its intimate knowledge of languages and texts, while still indispensable, is enriched by social history and economic theory, comparative literature, the study of religion in an anthropological perspective and, of course, archaeology and material culture. Tuition fee EU/EEA, Dutch (including Netherlands Antilles), Swiss or Surinamese: around €1,984. Other: around €16,400. Interested? If you would like to know more, perhaps regarding our specialisations, please get in touch or visit the programme introduction page on our website: http://en.mastersinleiden.nl/programmes/classics-and-ancient-civilisations/en/introduction. [-]

MA Classics and Ancient Civilisations (Research)

Campus Full time 2 years February 2017 Netherlands Leiden

The Research Master’s programme in Classics and Ancient Civilisations provides intensive and comprehensive training covering the entire range of present-day research on the civilisations of Greece and Rome and the Ancient Near East. [+]

The Leiden programme distinguishes itself from other similar master’s programmes by consistently integrating the world of the Hebrew Bible, emerging Christianity, the cuneiform cultures of Ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt (ancient, antique and late-antique) and Greco-Roman Antiquity within their broader context. The amount of specialisations available is also unparalleled. There are 4 specialisations within this programme: • Assyriology (research) • Classics (research) • Egyptology (research) • Hebrew and Aramaic Studies (research) As a graduate of a two-year research master’s degree you are qualified to work as a junior academic researcher in an academic environment or carry out further research work on a PhD programme.The programme makes creative use of a plethora of methods, all of them well-represented at Leiden University. Traditional philology with its intimate knowledge of languages and texts, while still indispensable, is enriched by social history and political theory, comparative literature, the study of religion in an anthropological perspective and archaeology and material culture. Classics refers to the multidisciplinary study of the Greek and Roman world, including Latin literature of the modern period, Ancient Philosophy, Ancient Judaism, Emerging Christianity and Ancient History. [-]

MA Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology

Campus Full time 1 year February 2017 Netherlands Leiden

In this specialisation we are interested in the impact of globalisation on environment, culture and economy. [+]

Would you like to study one of our two unique specialisations? Are you interested in graduating by using audio-visual methods or doing a multi-media project? Come to Leiden for our programme in Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology! In this master’s programme you will learn to understand the everyday practice of individuals, groups and communities from the inside out, and analyse how you can situate them within complex processes of global social change. Specialisations Global Ethnography Sociology of Policy in Practice Global Ethnography Our globalising world increasingly demands a comparative and holistic approach to all things cultural. In the specialisation Global Ethnography you will do three months of individual research into the ways global processes manifest themselves in particular and local instances, in remote places as well as close to home. Sociology of Policy in Practice Our specialisation in the sociology of policy in practice teaches you to think along with companies, NGO’s and other organisations to help them respond to the challenges they are facing in our rapidly changing times. You obtain relevant working experience by conducting a three-month research-oriented internship, in close collaboration with both our Leiden staff and members of your host organisation. 3 reasons to do your master's in CA-DS at Leiden Acquire ethnographic skills at the field schools in South-East Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa or the Netherlands Specialise in economic sustainability, environmental challenges, or visual and material culture; or work with a company or organisation doing a policy-oriented research internship Take the option to graduate with an audiovisual online project at the only CA-DS programme in the Netherlands offering Visual Ethnography Field schools in Asia, Africa and the Netherlands The Leiden Institute of CA-DS ensures half a century and more of expertise on South-East Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. As a student, you can enjoy the possibilities of this wide network of international contacts and conduct your own research in one of our field schools abroad, located in Indonesia (Java) or Ghana, or in the Netherlands. For more information check our webpage on the Field schools. Master students are not strictly limited to these regions and field schools. If you have sufficient expertise, local contacts and linguistic skills, it is possible to focus on another region and do your fieldwork there. You can contact the institute’s coordinator and discuss the feasibility of your research plans. Visual ethnography as a method All specialisations can be combined with the methodological track ‘Visual Ethnography as a Method’. Although admission to this track requires certain minimal skills in visual ethnography (which can be obtained at the Institute CA-DS in the pre-master phase), you will be able to improve your use of audio-visual methods like photography, video and audio, both in research and in reporting through course work and your own independent research project. Is CA-DS for you? Students in CA-DS are ambitious, independent, curious and persistent. They like to investigate contemporary issues in line with anthropological academic conventions and carry out independent research in the Netherlands or abroad. Career prospects As a CA-DS master, you will be fully equipped with the scientific skills required to independently design and execute fundamental and applied research. Tuition fees EU/EEA, Dutch, Swiss or Surinamese: around €1,984. Other: €16,400. Interested? If you would like to know more, please get in touch or visit the programme introduction page on our website: http://www.mastersinleiden.nl/programmes/cultural-anthropology-and-development-sociology/en/introduction. [-]

MA Dutch Studies

Campus Full time 1 year February 2017 Netherlands Leiden

This programme is taught in Dutch. De masteropleiding Neerlandistiek/Dutch Studies verwelkomt studenten uit binnen- en buitenland, en wordt in Leiden in de volle multidisciplinaire breedte beoefend, van middeleeuwen tot heden. [+]

This programme is taught in Dutch. The information about the programme on this website is therefore only available in Dutch. De masteropleiding Neerlandistiek / Dutch Studies verwelkomt studenten uit binnen- en buitenland, en wordt in Leiden in de volle multidisciplinaire breedte beoefend, van middeleeuwen tot heden. De vakinhoud beslaat alle gebieden ter wereld waar de Nederlandse taal en cultuur een rol spelen of speelden en wordt in internationaal en interdisciplinair verband geplaatst. Je kunt onderzoek doen naar je favoriete auteur of naar vertaalde literatuur, veranderingen in de Nederlandse taal bestuderen, je bezighouden met de argumentatieve en retorische aspecten van taalgebruik, of nader kennismaken met de geschiedenis en kunstgeschiedenis van de Lage Landen. Binnen jouw specialisatie verdiep je je in onderwerpen die aansluiten bij actuele onderzoeksthema’s. Na voltooiing van de masteropleiding is de kans groot dat je werk vindt bij een bedrijf of instelling als redacteur, taaladviseur of communicatiespecialist. Afhankelijk van je vooropleiding en de keuzes die je maakt ligt ook het eerstegraads leraarschap binnen handbereik. Specialisations Dutch Discourse Studies Dutch Language, Culture and Society Dutch Linguistics Modern Dutch Literature Older Dutch Literature Tuition fees EU/EEA, Dutch, Swiss or Surinamese: around €1,984. Other: around €16,400. Interested? If you would like to know more, perhaps regarding our specialisations, please get in touch or visit the programme introduction page on our website: http://en.mastersinleiden.nl/programmes/neerlandistiek/nl/introduction. [-]

MA History

Campus Full time 1 year February 2017 Netherlands Leiden

The Leiden University Institute for History has a broad and wide-reaching academic scope. [+]

Specialisations Ancient History Archival Studies Cities, Migration and Global Interdependence Colonial and Global History Europaeum Programme European History and Civilisation: Leiden-Oxford-Paris Programme Europe 1000-1800 Political Culture and National Identities The Leiden University Institute for History has a broad and wide-reaching academic scope. The Master’s Programme in History is an accurate reflection of this academic range and offers you the chance to obtain a degree based on your own particular interests and ambitions. To enable you to pursue your own interests as much as possible, the various specialisations have a thematic focus. Within these specialisations there are also possibilities to concentrate on Maritime History, Political Debate or Economic History. Its strong international orientation and focus on the study of European and non-European history in a global context gives the Leiden MA in History a unique character in the Netherlands. The wide range of chairs in history which include most European and non-European areas, combined with the unique archive material available in Leiden University and in nearby The Hague facilitates a study of nearly all areas of the world. 4 reasons to choose History at Leiden The Leiden University History department has a very committed teaching staff. Students consistently give the highest grades to their lecturers and professors in their course evaluations, Moreover, MA courses are given in small groups, enabling personal attention to the individual student. The Leiden History department has a broad and well balanced range of chairs. Adjacent departments in the Faculty of Humanities have chairs in Latin American, African, Turkish, Indonesian, Indian, Korean, Chinese and Japanese History, enabling students to study Dutch, European and non-European history in a global context. Leiden University is close to The Hague, not only the seat of the national library and the national archives, but also the centre of government, politics and international organisations. Leiden University probably offers the best opportunity to explore this world, study it, find trainee posts and eventually jobs. Even in our age of internet and globalisation, real distances still matter. Leiden University has a long tradition in the history of European expansion. Today, this tradition is still flourishing but in a new form, as the history of globalisation and migration, while still maintaining Leiden’s old expertise in the history of Asia and making use of the unique archives in Leiden and The Hague. Tuition fees EU/EEA, Dutch, Swiss or Surinamese: around €1,984. Other: around €16,400. Interested? If you would like to know more, perhaps regarding our specialisations, please get in touch or visit the programme introduction page on our website: http://en.mastersinleiden.nl/programmes/history/en/introduction. [-]

MA History (research)

Campus Full time 2 years February 2017 Netherlands Leiden

The two-year Research Master’s in History offers you the chance to determine a study based on your own particular interests and ambitions. [+]

The two-year Research Master’s in History at Leiden University offers you the chance to determine a study based on your own particular interests and ambitions. With five specialisations on offer—each containing a number of specific subjects—you will pay specific attention to the development of theories on historical processes, historiography and methodology of historical research. As a graduate of a two-year research master’s degree you are qualified to work as a junior academic researcher in an academic environment or carry out further research work on a PhD programme.The two-year Research Master’s in History is an outstanding preparation for a PhD in history within or outside Leiden University. You write an elaborate thesis under the supervision of an expert in the field which potentially serves as an excellent starting point for a PhD dissertation. You experience the riches and challenges of academia not only via frequent meetings with your tutor, but also during the seminars in which staff members and research master’s students discuss one another’s research findings and exchange scholarly views and insights. You are encouraged to spend the third semester of your research master’s abroad taking a few optional courses and conducting research for your thesis. Those who aim for a position outside academia will discover that the depth and scope of the Research Master’s in History allows you to successfully venture on a career in education, administration, heritage, journalism, business, and many more. Since 2013 Research Master students can participate in a new initiative of Leiden University in cooperation with the Sorbonne (Paris) and Charles University in Prague leading to a separate additional master certificate in European Society and Politics issued by the Europaeum Association of leading European Universities. Check out the full description of the Europaeum Vaclav Havel Programme Specialisations Ancient History (research) Cities, Migration and Global Interdependence (research) Colonial and Global History (research) Europe 1000-1800 (research) Political Culture and National Identities (research) Tuition fees EU/EEA, Dutch, Swiss or Surinamese: around €1,984. Other: around €16,400. Interested? If you would like to know more, perhaps regarding our specialisations, please get in touch or visit the programme introduction page on our website: http://www.mastersinleiden.nl/programmes/history-research/en/introduction. [-]

MA International Relations (Humanities)

Campus Full time 1 year February 2017 Netherlands Leiden

The MA in International Relations provides you with the contextual knowledge and analytical ability to study and comprehend the vast diversity and complexity of our rapidly changing world. [+]

Leiden University’s Master’s in International Relations provides you with the contextual knowledge and analytical ability to study and comprehend the vast diversity and complexity of our rapidly changing world. 6 reasons to choose International Relations at Leiden We focus on current global and regional issues, which provides you with the knowledge and the analytical abilities to study and comprehend the diversity and complexity of today’s rapidly changing world; We give you the option of either focusing on core issues of the European integration process or going beyond the Western world and studying other parts of the world; We believe that ideas matter! The curriculum takes seriously the ideas and beliefs that underlie contemporary political changes; Our two specialisations avoid theory for the sake of theory, but offer instead a challenging mix of theoretical knowledge and practical experience provided by specialist, academic researchers and experts with direct experience in policy-formulation and policy-making; We are the only university in the Netherlands to offer this wealth of area specialists and the extensive range of contacts with national and international government and non-government institutions. Close to The Hague, the legal capital of the world, we benefit from the proximity to the material and human resources concentrated in a centre of government. Upon graduation, you may have access to the prestigious MA in International Affairs at the School of Advanced International Studies of Johns Hopkins University, Bologna. Specialisations European Union Studies Global Conflict in the Modern Era Global Order in Historical Perspective Global Political Economy Global Politics and Culture Tuition fees EU/EEA, Dutch, Swiss or Surinamese: around €1,984. Other: around €16,400. Interested? If you would like know more, perhaps regarding our specialisations, please send us a message or visit the programme page: http://en.mastersinleiden.nl/programmes/international-relations-humanities/en/introduction. [-]

MA Latin American Studies

Campus Full time 1 year February 2017 Netherlands Leiden

The aim of the MA in Latin American Studies is to ensure you graduate with state-of-the-art knowledge about key academic issues that are currently under discussion in Latin America in the fields of modern history, literature or linguistics. PLEASE NOTE: This programme is taught in Spanish. [+]

The master’s programme of Latin American Studies has three disciplinary tracks. You choose your focus at the start of your course.

Public Policies in Latin America

If you choose for Public Policies in Latin America (modern Latin American history), you will have the chance to study the fast changing nature of current state-civil society relations in this region. Special attention is paid to such issues as the formulation and application of public policies dealing with problems in fields such as education, citizens’ security, poverty alleviation, indigenous groups, gender issues, health, and environment, and the ways civil society interacts with these initiatives. Students can conduct for instance fieldwork research on specific programmes implemented by state agencies as well as by local governments, NGOs, and citizens’ initiatives in several Latin American countries. By conducting interviews with citizens, policy-makers, and experts on the specific topic of study, you will obtain a unique experience in Latin America. ... [-]


MA Latin American Studies (Research)

Campus Full time 2 years February 2017 Netherlands Leiden

The Research Master’s in Latin American Studies is a multi-disciplinary two-year programme that addresses cutting-edge debates around key social and cultural issues of present-day Latin America and the Caribbean region. PLEASE NOTE: This programme is taught in Spanish. [+]

The Research Master’s Latin American Studies at Leiden University is a unique and multi-disciplinary two-year programme, that focuses on the topic ‘Latin American Modernities: Resistance, Revival and Change’. It addresses cutting-edge debates around key social, cultural and historical themes in the Latin American and the Caribbean region. 6 reasons to choose Latin American (Research) at Leiden Join us in an international environment with staff members and students from all over the world, including Latin America and Europe. Learn from a dedicated team of active researchers in the field of Latin American Studies, who provide constant support throughout the programme. Carry out your own research project on Latin American Modernities in a country of your choice. Staff members of the programme are in close contact with different universities and research institutes throughout the region. Acquire an outstanding qualification and the foundation for a wide range of future careers or carry out further research work on a PhD programme. Benefit from the broad network of active contacts throughout Latin America, established by our staff members. Immerse yourself in the current reality of Latin America through Spanish-taught lectures. A substantial part of the programme is taught in Spanish, while some courses can be in English. You can choose to write your papers and thesis in Spanish, English or Portuguese. The appearance of multiple modernities in Latin America is rooted in historical and ongoing experiences and traumas of colonialism, nation building, and the neoliberal trend across the different countries of the region. These modernities are visible in the identities and cultural manifestations of Latin Americans. You will study the different forms through which modernity is imagined and implemented in Latin America. During the programme you will deepen your knowledge on diverse current issues in the field of modern history and literature, as well as in the social sciences, ethnographic and discourse analysis methods. During the programme you will focus on culture and identity, state-society relations and literature, arts and media. This research master’s trains you to take a critical view of developments in these fields of study. Tuition fees EU/EEA, Dutch (including Netherlands Antilles), Swiss or Surinamese: around €1,984. Other: around €16,400. Interested? If you would like to know more, please get in touch or visit the programme introduction page on our website: http://en.mastersinleiden.nl/programmes/latin-american-studies-research/en/introduction. [-]

MA Linguistics

Campus Full time 1 year February 2017 Netherlands Leiden

Within the master’s you can focus on the description of languages, or, alternatively, you can study language from a theoretical perspective. [+]

The one-year Master’s in Linguistics at Leiden University offers a great diversity of topics in linguistics and language studies. You can focus your studies on theoretical or historical linguistics, language, communication or translation, and choose from the widest selection of languages offered by any institution in the Netherlands and the surrounding region. The programme is highly flexible which gives you the freedom to tailor it on the basis of your specific interests in linguistics. Specialisations - Chinese Linguistics - Comparative Indo-European Linguistics - English Language and Linguistics - French Language and Linguistics - German Language and Linguistics - Italian Language and Linguistics - Language and Communication - Language Diversity of Africa, Asia and Native America - Theoretical Linguistics and Cognition - Translation in Theory and Practice (Dutch/English) 6 reasons to choose Linguistics at Leiden The Leiden University Centre for Linguistics (LUCL) is an institute with a long-standing international reputation for excellence. Learn from researchers engaging in internationally recognised state-of-the-art linguistics research. Choose from the largest selection of languages (varying from Chinese to German, from Papuan to Slavic languages, and many more) taught and studied at any institution in the Netherlands or the surrounding region. Learn in small groups, where you benefit from greater individual guidance and support. Examine issues from a broad range of perspectives and diverse theoretical approaches including descriptive, experimental, theoretical and applied. Gain expertise that is both theoretical and practice-based such as skills in translation or text analysis from a communications standpoint. Enjoy a high level of flexibility and freedom in organising your programme to reflect your own interests in linguistics. Your future career During the Master’s in Linguistics you will gain a wide range of skills for your future career. Based on their specialisations, our students graduate with solid knowledge of linguistic theory and develop academic and research skills ranging from data collection, analysis and reporting to applied language skills such as text analysis, translation and editing. The Master’s in Linguistics will provide you with a good basis for a further career in research involving language documentation and description, theoretical or experimental language research, applied linguistics work in communications, translation or language teaching. Furthermore, the knowledge of different languages may serve as a good starting point for an international career. The option to do an internship during your master’s studies gives you the opportunity to start exploring your career choices and interests before you graduate. Tuition fees EU/EEA, Dutch (including Netherlands Antilles), Swiss or Surinamese: around €1,984. Other: around €16,400. Interested? If you would like to know more, perhaps regarding our specialisations, please get in touch or visit the programme introduction page on our website: http://en.mastersinleiden.nl/programmes/linguistics/en/introduction. [-]

MA Linguistics (Research)

Campus Full time 2 years February 2017 Netherlands Leiden

The Research Master’s in Linguistics is a specialised research-based programme run by the Leiden University Centre for Linguistics (LUCL). [+]

The Leiden University Research Master’s in Linguistics focuses on language diversity in the world. This diversity is apparent both in the vast array of languages that you can study, and in the wide range of linguistic approaches used to study these languages. The Research Master’s in Linguistics is a specialised two-year research-based programme run by the renowned Leiden University Centre for Linguistics (LUCL). 5 reasons to choose Linguistics (Research) at Leiden Benefit from a wide range of linguistic approaches including comparative, historical, descriptive, theoretical, experimental and formal, and learn to apply these to any of the vast array of languages studied in Leiden. Choose from the largest selection of languages (varying from Chinese to German, from Papuan to Slavic languages, and many more) taught and studied at any institution in the Netherlands or the surrounding region. Study the linguistic subfields that interest you: phonetics, phonology, morphology, semantics, syntax, discourse, or pragmatics. Tailor the programme to your personal interests, creating your own specialisation. Learn from researchers who have been awarded prestigious grants and academic prizes. The Leiden University Centre for Linguistics (LUCL) is an institute with a long-standing international reputation for excellence. Develop your own academic path The Research Master’s Linguistics programme encourages original and innovative research. You will have the opportunity to develop your own academic path in an environment that is international and inspiring. You will also gain access to the internationally renowned research programmes led by Leiden University’s senior researchers – and the opportunity to join international peers from around the world at conferences, summer and winter schools, workshops and lecture series, connecting you to the leading minds in the field as well the latest academic developments. Your future career As a graduate of a two-year Research Master’s degree, you will be qualified to work as a junior academic researcher in an academic environment or to carry out further research in the context of a PhD programme. Many Research Master’s alumni go on to do a PhD, either at Leiden University or at other universities throughout the world. Tuition fees EU/EEA, Dutch (including Netherlands Antilles), Swiss or Surinamese: around €1,984. Other: around €16,400. Interested? If you would like to know more, please get in touch or visit the programme introduction page on our website: http://en.mastersinleiden.nl/programmes/linguistics-research/en/introduction. [-]

MA Literary Studies

Campus Full time 1 year February 2017 Netherlands Leiden

The MA in Literary Studies offers separate programmes in the literatures of English, French, German and Italian. [+]

The Leiden University Master’s in Literary Studies offers separate one-year programmes in English, French, German and Italian literature and culture. If you have a bachelor’s degree in one of these subjects, this master’s is an excellent way of deepening and broadening your knowledge of the literature and culture of your specialisation, thus becoming a true specialist. Specialisations English Literature and Culture French Literature and Culture German Literature and Culture Italian Literature and Culture Literature in Society, Europe and Beyond 5 reasons to choose Literary Studies at Leiden All courses are taught in the language of your specialisation. The Master’s programmes in English, French, German and Italian literature cover the entire range of these literatures, from medieval to early modern, modern and contemporary. You will benefit from courses given by experts in terms of the period (middle ages, early modern, modern, post-modern and post-colonial) but also in terms of rhetoric, semiotics, intermediality, inter-cultural history and other approaches current in Literary Studies. You will gain an understanding of the methodological approaches, which you will learn to use in researching and analysing source material for your papers and final thesis. You can use of the vast range of options to construct your personal programme. You may include a course in English, French, German or Italian linguistics. You may also include a course in the national Masterlanguage programme or go abroad to the country of your specialisation, for an internship or university courses. Tuition fees EU/EEA, Dutch (including Netherlands Antilles), Swiss or Surinamese: around €1,984. Other: around €16,400. Interested? If you would like to know more, perhaps regarding our specialisations, please get in touch or visit the programme introduction page on our website: http://en.mastersinleiden.nl/programmes/literary-studies/en/introduction. [-]

MA Literary Studies (Research)

Campus Full time 2 years February 2017 Netherlands Leiden

Based on the premise that the study of cultural objects and cultural practices is founded on a shared theoretical and methodological framework, this programme includes the study of media, art and literature. [+]

The Master’s programme in Literary Studies (research) at Leiden University includes the study of media, art history, literature and literary theory, since the study of cultural objects and cultural practices is founded on a shared theoretical and methodological framework. It is unique in offering a two-year programme that integrates literary studies, media studies, and theory. The main research themes of LUCAS, the Leiden Institute for the Arts in Society, guide the themes of the courses offered. These are: art, agency and rhetoric a global approach to texts, art and media intermediality 4 reasons to choose Literary Studies (Research) at Leiden Benefit from the programme’s intense collaboration with the MA in Media Studies and the MA in Literary Studies. Acquire a valuable range of skills and knowledge, both disciplinary and interdisciplinary, historical and theoretical. Enjoy the research master’s flexible programme, encouraging you to adopt a interdisciplinary perspective, while following courses within your ‘home discipline’ as well. Focus on a medium, discipline or genre, or a period (Middle Ages/Early Modern resp. Modern and Contemporary). Tuition fees EU/EEA, Dutch (including Netherlands Antilles), Swiss or Surinamese: around €1,984. Other: around €16,400. Interested? If you would like to know more, please get in touch or visit the programme introduction page on our website: http://en.mastersinleiden.nl/programmes/literary-studies-research/en/introduction. [-]

MA Media Studies

Campus Full time 1 year February 2017 Netherlands Leiden

Media Studies in Leiden has four specialisations, each of which considers the different forms of the media, and how these inter-relate. [+]

The Master’s programme in Media Studies at Leiden University has four specialisations, each of which considers the different forms of the media, and how these inter-relate. Specialisations Book and Digital Media Studies Comparative Literature and Literary Theory Film and Photographic Studies Journalism and New Media A couple of reasons to choose Media Studies at Leiden Study the media from a broad perspective, from literature, film and photography to the new media. This breadth will give you ample opportunity to create cross-connections between the different specialisations. Explore present-day media forms and how these are related to one another, while at the same time investigating the roots of this relatively new field. Comparative Literature and Literary Theory One of the roots of this relatively new field is Film Studies that since the sixties has borrowed from Literature Studies such methodologies as ‘author theory’ and ‘textual analysis’. The specialisation in Comparative Literature and Literary Theory focuses upon literary techniques and practices from an intermedial perspective. Like Book and Digital Media Studies, Comparative Literature is concerned with the history of the book as a vehicle for information and with present-day adaptations of this medium. Within Film and Photographic Studies, too, you study the relationship between art forms and media: what do literature, film and photography have in common and what is specific to these three fields? What is their narrative potential? Comparative Literature also shares with Journalism and New Media an interest in the sources and modern versions of rhetoric, while the audiovisual branch of journalism is related to film and photography, both documentary and aesthetic. Within Media Studies you have every opportunity to bring together the different elements of the programme through your choice of electives. If you wish to make a broader study of the interconnections between the different media, the Research Master’s in Literary Studies is a good option as this programme forms a bridge between the Literary Studies, Media Studies and Arts and Culture programmes. Tuition fees EU/EEA, Dutch (including Netherlands Antilles), Swiss or Surinamese: around €1,984. Other: around €16,400. Interested? If you would like to know more, perhaps regarding our specialisations, please get in touch or visit the programme introduction page on our website: http://en.mastersinleiden.nl/programmes/media-studies/en/introduction. [-]

MA Middle Eastern Studies

Campus Full time 1 year February 2017 Netherlands Leiden

The <strong>MA in Middle Eastern Studies</strong> covers virtually the entire Middle East, both in time and in geography. [+]

Leiden University’s Master’s in Middle Eastern Studies covers virtually the entire Middle East, both in time and in geography. This is unique for the Netherlands, and extremely rare elsewhere. If you are interested in Middle Eastern languages, literature, religion and history, you will discover that developments in modern times take a central place in the study of these disciplines. On the other hand, it is equally possible for you to explore the classical heritage of Islam for which Leiden is internationally renowned. The staff’s extensive international network will give you opportunities for research abroad at various institutions and universities in the Middle East itself, making the programme even more unique in the Netherlands. The MA in Middle Eastern Studies exposes you to research covering the history, literature, languages and politics of the Arab, Persian and Turkish world, with special attention for the field of Islamic law, anthropology, philology and the modern Middle East. You can specialise in one of five different areas, each of which can be further tailored to your field of interest by opting for a particular disciplinary approach, such as linguistics, anthropology, history, literary studies, or the Modern Middle East; or by choosing a particular geographic region, such as Morocco or Central Asia; or alternatively by concentrating on a particular historical period, such as the Middle Ages or the twentieth century. Specialisations Arabic Studies - the history of Islam, contemporary developments in the Arab world, Arabic literature, and rich manuscript traditions are your topics of study in Arabic Studies. Islamic Studies - you study the rich context of Islamic law and anthropology of the Muslim world from the perspective of the social sciences combined with philology. Israel Studies - further information pending. Modern Middle East Studies - this focuses solely on modern times, as you study the rich cultures, literatures and religions of this strategically important region while examining the Islamic Revolution (1979) in Iran, revolts and revolutions in Arab countries, and political developments in Turkey, Central Asia and Afghanistan. Persian Studies - this focuses on courses combining philology with modern history, literature with linguistics, religion with rituals, and visual arts with the rich Persian iconography and visual arts. The scope of the programme extends beyond present-day Iran. Turkish Studies - if you concentrate on Turkish Studies, you take courses on such topics as Turkish history and Turkey’s relation to Europe, viewed against its transition from the multi-ethnic Ottoman state to a nation state. Tuition fees EU/EEA, Dutch (including Netherlands Antilles), Swiss or Surinamese: around €1,984. Other: around €16,400. Interested? If you would like to know more, please send us a message or visit the programme page: http://en.mastersinleiden.nl/programmes/middle-eastern-studies/en/introduction [-]

MA Middle Eastern Studies (Research)

Campus Full time 2 years February 2017 Netherlands Leiden

The Research MA in Middle Eastern Studies allows you to focus on a region, such as the Arab world, North Africa, Turkey and the Persian world, or on a discipline, such as history, politics, religion, languages and literature, both regionally and cross-regionally. [+]

Leiden University’s Research Master’s in Middle Eastern Studies allows you to focus on a region, such as the Arab world, North Africa, Turkey and the Persian world, or on a discipline, such as history, politics, religion, languages and literature, both regionally and cross-regionally. Middle Eastern and Islamic studies in Leiden have a justly deserved worldwide reputation. Their breadth and depth are not only unparallelled in the Netherlands, but represent the very best of Middle Eastern and Islam-related research and teaching in Europe and beyond. The broad expertise of Leiden’s teaching faculty provides opportunities to explore the spectrum of Middle Eastern life and culture, from its Christian communities to Islamists and from the origins of Islam to the living, vibrant present. For those concentrating on Islamic studies, the programme embraces Muslim societies across Europe, the Middle East and Southeast Asia. The opportunity to work intensively in primary languages is offered in all tracks, but not demanded. The programme, while paying special attention to regions and inter-regional relations, draws upon a comparative Area Studies approach. Middle Eastern Studies (research) not only encourages intra-Middle East comparisons, but closely co-operates with Asian Studies (research). This co-operation is institutionalised, for example, through a common introductory course on Area Studies. Within Middle Eastern Studies, it is possible to focus on: Turkish Studies Arabic Studies North African Studies Persian Studies Islam Eastern Christianity Modern Middle East Studies It is also possible to combine courses, allowing thus for more flexibility and a wider view on the region. Tuition fees EU/EEA, Dutch, Swiss or Surinamese: around €1,984. Other: around €16,400. Interested? If you would like to know more, please get in touch or visit the programme introduction page on our website: http://en.mastersinleiden.nl/programmes/middle-eastern-studies-research/en/introduction. [-]

MA North American Studies

Campus Full time 1 year February 2017 Netherlands Leiden

The strengths of Leiden MA programme lie particularly in African-American history and literature, U.S. political history and foreign policy, and immigrant and ethnic studies in the U.S. [+]

The strengths of Leiden University’s Master’s programme in North American Studies lie particularly in African-American history and literature, U.S. political history and foreign policy, immigrant and ethnic studies in the U.S., and (public) memory and memorialization (for example of 9/11). Although some attention is paid to Canada and Mexico in a number of courses, the main focus in this program is on the United States. 3 reasons to choose North American Studies at Leiden University Explore major issues in the history, literature and culture of US, as well as undertaking in-depth studies of specific historical and literary topics. Study at a leading international centre of research in American Studies, Apply the integrated approach to North American Studies and discover connections between historical events and cultural and literary developments. Master's students who graduate in American Studies will be able to: critically analyse American historical and literary texts, and place them in a cultural and historical context; conduct independent multidisciplinary research in the field of American Studies (including Canada), thereby showing the ability to comprehend and apply relevant theoretical insights and methodological approaches; apply knowledge of North American history, literature and culture, to contemporary social, political, literary and cultural developments. Tuition fees EU/EEA, Dutch, Swiss or Surinamese: around €1,984. Other: around €16,400. Interested? If you would like to know more, please get in touch or visit the programme introduction page on our website: http://en.mastersinleiden.nl/programmes/north-american-studies/en/introduction. [-]

MA Philosophy (60EC)

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years February 2017 Netherlands Leiden + 1 more

The Master’s programme in Philosophy at Leiden University is characterised by a firm integration of historical and systematic approaches in philosophy and an emphasis on studying primary philosophical texts. This constantly links both historical scholarship and current philosophical debates. [+]

The Master’s programme in Philosophy at Leiden University is characterised by a firm integration of historical and systematic approaches in philosophy and an emphasis on studying primary philosophical texts. This constantly links both historical scholarship and current philosophical debates. Specialisations Ethics and Politics History and Philosophy of the Sciences Philosophical Anthropology and Philosophy of Culture Philosophy, Politics and Economics About the specialisations The specialisations Ethics and Politics, History and Philosophy of the Sciences, and Philosophical Anthropology and Philosophy of Culture aim to give students a broad and deep knowledge of and insight into philosophy, a number of its branches, and their historical development. The programme is characterised by a firm integration of historical and systematic approaches in philosophy and an emphasis on studying primary philosophical texts. This constantly links both historical scholarship and current philosophical debates. The specialisation Philosophy, Politics and Economics has a distinctively interdisciplinary profile. The programme enables students to engage with issues in philosophy, politics, and economics at the cutting edge of these fields. It aims to draw sophisticated connections between social, political, and economic phenomena, using the methods of philosophical inquiry as tools for addressing these issues. 4 reasons to choose Philosophy at Leiden University The Leiden Institute for Philosophy offers a combination of Continental and analytical philosophy, which is an attractive feature for students searching for a confrontation of different types of philosophical method. The institute represents a wide range of research interests, enabling students (depending on the specialisation(s) to which they have been admitted) to take courses in many subjects. The specialisation Philosophy, Politics and Economics is an inter- and multidisciplinary programme with a unique profile, aiming to provide graduates with the skills necessary both to critique as well as intervene in issues of public significance in creative and innovative ways. The Leiden Philosophy department has a committed teaching staff, and as courses are offered in small groups there is ample room for discussion and interaction. The Leiden Institute for Philosophy has strong international links with philosophy departments worldwide, resulting in an active programme of visiting scholars and lecturers. Tuition fees EU/EEA, Dutch, Swiss or Surinamese: around €1,984. Other: around €16,400. Interested? If you would like to know more, perhaps regarding our specialisations, please get in touch or visit the programme introduction page on our website: http://www.mastersinleiden.nl/programmes/philosophy/en/introduction. [-]

MA Philosophy (120EC)

Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years February 2017 Netherlands Leiden + 1 more

The two-year Master’s programme in Philosophy is intended for students in a particular academic discipline, who are interested in the philosophical foundations and methodological aspects of that discipline. [+]

The two-year Master’s programme in Philosophy is intended for students in a particular academic discipline, who are interested in the philosophical foundations and methodological aspects of that discipline. Specialisations Philosophy of Humanities Philosophy of Law Philosophy of Natural Sciences Philosophy of Political Science Philosophy of Psychology The programme aims to give students a broad and deep knowledge of and insight into philosophy, a number of its branches, and their historical development. Additionally, the programme aims to give students advanced academic skills in the interpretation of texts, the analysis and solution of conceptual problems and the communication of ideas and viewpoints to specialist and general audiences. The Leiden Institute for Philosophy has strong international links with philosophy departments worldwide, resulting in an active programme of visiting scholars and lecturers. The Institute’s research programme ‘meets the highest international standards’, according to the latest external research assessment of March 2006. Tuition fees EU/EEA, Dutch (including Netherlands Antilles), Swiss or Surinamese: around €1,984. Other: around €16,400. Interested? If you would like to know more, perhaps regarding the specialisations, please get in touch or visit the programme introduction page on our website: http://en.mastersinleiden.nl/programmes/philosophy-of-a-specific-discipline/en/introduction. [-]

MA Russian and Eurasian Studies

Campus Full time 1 year February 2017 Netherlands Leiden

The Leiden MA programme in Russian and Eurasian Studies is unique in the Netherlands in that it offers students a well-balanced combination of several disciplines. [+]

The Leiden MA programme in Russian and Eurasian Studies is unique in the Netherlands in that it offers students a well-balanced combination of several disciplines. You can study Russia and the Eurasian world from the perspectives of language, literature and culture, or instead focus on the politics, history and economics of the region. You are at liberty to combine these two angles into an individual programme. Leiden University has been studying Russia and the Slavic world since 1913, which has earned us an excellent international reputation. For some courses knowledge of Russian is obligatory. 5 reasons to choose Russian and Eurasian Studies at Leiden University A unique selection of courses found nowhere else in the Netherlands. Take advantage of a broad range of options to customise your individual programme. You will benefit from the expertise of specialists from the Leiden University Centre for Linguistics, the Leiden University Institute for History and the Institute for Cultural Disciplines as well as visiting professors and external specialists at the University of Amsterdam. Go abroad: enjoy the international study environment, including a limited number of competitive scholarship and internship programmes in Russia, Georgia and other countries. Upon graduation, you will have a profound knowledge of either the linguistics, literature and culture, or the history, politics, international relations, and economy of the Russian and Eurasian region. Tuition fees EU/EEA, Dutch (including Netherlands Antilles), Swiss or Surinamese: around €1,984. Other: around €16,400. Interested? If you would like to know more, please get in touch or visit the programme introduction page on our website: http://en.mastersinleiden.nl/programmes/russian-and-eurasian-studies/en/introduction. [-]

MA Theology and Religious Studies

Campus Full time 1 year February 2017 Netherlands Leiden

During the course of the one-year Master’s Programme in Religious Studies you learn to independently evaluate information in a critical manner and to conduct academically sound research in a particular field of study. [+]

The multi-disciplinary Master’s in Theology and Religious Studies at Leiden University allows you to focus on either religion, culture and society in general or more specifically on the dynamics of Christianity in its diverse forms. You will be taught theories that you will apply immediately to empirical findings in a comparative approach. Historical, cultural, anthropological, psychological and sociological perspectives equip you with a broad set of academic skills enhancing your career opportunities. Specialisations Religion, Culture and Society allows you to study a broad spectrum of religions and their manifestations. Important themes throughout the curriculum are modernisation and globalisation and their impacts on religion and its place in society. What makes this specialisation unique is the wide scope of the programme. The generalist approach towards the study of religion focuses on skills, tools, methods and theories. Graduates are equipped with everything needed to analyze situations and tackle problems in society at large. Our staff members are specialized in Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, and New Religious movements; their expertise is available on site. Christianity: the Dynamics of Diversity focuses on the changing role of Christianity in society, from the early modern period up to the present day. Important themes are the impact of biblical criticism, modern historical scholarship, science and cultural transfers. What makes this specialisation particularly attractive is its non-confessional and comparative approach to the study of Christianity and its diverse expressions in (early) modern history and present-day society. Christianity: the Dynamics of Diversity studies secularizing developments including non-religion, agnosticism, and atheism, and underlines the importance of biblical criticism in the tradition of Erasmus and Spinoza. 5 reasons to choose Theology and Religious Studies at Leiden University Leiden University is famous for its wide range of specialisms and outstanding scholarship, providing you with an excellent basis for the study of religion from a comparative perspective. 5 specialist staff members support the unique profile in Christianity. Courses consist both of theory and applied practice, offering you hands-on experience; all the necessary research skills, tools and historical sources are made available. A variety of alternating electives gives you freedom of choice. You can specialize in one of many religious traditions, or opt for a methodological approach. The relatively small size of our department allows for an informal atmosphere and approachable staff members. You’ll be provided with individual, personalized guidanc Tuition fees EU/EEA, Dutch (including Netherlands Antilles), Swiss or Surinamese: around €1,984. Other: around €16,400. Interested? If you would like to know more, please get in touch or visit the programme introduction page on our website: http://en.mastersinleiden.nl/programmes/theology-and-religious-studies/en/introduction. [-]

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