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More information about the requirement application can be found on https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/education/study-programmes/master/history


Application deadline: EU/EEA students: 15 June (September intake); 1 December (February intake) Non - EU/EEA students: 1 April (September intake); 15 October (February intake)

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The Master of History at Leiden University has a wide - reaching academic scope. The range of chairs in history which include most European and non - European areas, combined with the archive material available in Leiden University and in The Hague makes the study of nearly all areas of the world an option.

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.

The programme offers you the chance to obtain a degree based on your own particular interests and ambiti ons.

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.

* Leiden University's History department was recently ranked 1 9th in the QS worldwide ranking.

Curriculum and Overview

The Master History (study load 60 EC) offers you the chance to determine a study based on your own particular interests and ambitions. You wil l pay specific attention to the development of theories on historical processes, historiography and methodology of historical research.

You may specialize in one of these MA specialisations: 

  • Archival Studies; * Europe 1000 - 1800; 
  • Europaeum Programme – European History and Civilisation: Leiden - Oxford - Paris Programme; 
  • Cities, Migration and Global Interdependence (with specialisation Economic History & Governance of Migration and Diversity) ; 
  • Colonial and Global History (with specialisation Maritime His tory); 
  • Political Culture and National Identities (with specialisation Political Debate).

For detailed information in the courses and curricula, see the e-Prospectus: https://studiegids.universiteitleiden.nl/studies/6433/history-master

Job and Careers prospects

The scope of the Master's in History allows you to successfully venture on a career in education, administration, heritage, journalism, business, and many more. If you are interested in a career in teaching, you can follow a teacher - training MA at the ICLON Graduate School of Education once you have graduated from the master's programme. You have to speak fluent Dutch to follow the course, and there are some additional entry requirements.

Our graduates end up working in a diverse range of positions, examples include:

  •  Prime Minister of The Netherlands
  • Senior assistant at the European Union Consultant
  • PhD candidate at Leiden University
  • History teacher at a secondary school
  • Project manager at a text agency
  • Digital education officer at a museum
  • Policy advisor at a local council
  • Editor at a publishing house
  • Web journalist at a multimedia publishing house

Do you want to apply for this programme at Leiden University? Find out how to apply by following the step - by step guide: https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/history/admission-and-application

About Leiden University

Are you curious, critical and involved in the world around you? At Leiden University, the oldest university in the Netherland s, you can make a valuable contribution to tackling the various national and international challenges facing modern society. Together with academics and fellow students from all over the world, you will actively address these challenges. We keep an open mind, do not shy away fr om difficult discussions and allow one another the space to disagree. We expect the same active, open - minded and critical attitude from you.

We challenge you to look beyond your own boundaries. Leiden University welcomes anyone who wants to achieve their full potential. Our modest community size in the historical cities of Leiden and The Hague creates a highly personal and committed atmosphere. Together, we map out a learning path that suits you and your ambitions. You will also be encouraged to conduct research in cooperation with eminent and enthusiastic scholars. The knowledge and skills you develop here will benefit you for the rest of your life, regardless of the career path you choose!

contact person:  Studyline
phone.: 071 527 11 11
e-mail: study@leidenuniv.nl
website: www.universiteitleiden.nl

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