History: Political Culture and National Identities

Universiteit Leiden

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Deze opleiding

!Deze opleiding communiceert alleen in het Engels.
We tonen daarom de Engelstalige opleidingsinformatie.
In the MA Political Culture and National Identities at Leiden University you will be at the forefront of a new approach to understand how national politics and identities in Europe are conceived.

You will be part of a Master's programme that takes a broad, comparative approach to the study of the political and national identities of a number of European countries spanning the period 1800 to 2010. The programme takes an international perspective by looking at the relations between different European countries instead of the more usual nationalistic historiography.

You will examine the evolution of the political culture and national identities of countries such as the Netherlands, Great Britain, Germany or Russia – and how these countries influenced each other through 'cultural transfer': the adoption of examples from other countries and the inspiration they engender.

You will be at the forefront of a new way of of thinking about European history and giving you the room to make a valuable research contribution.

  • Leiden University's History department was recently ranked 19th in the QS worldwide ranking.
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locatieLeiden
diplomaMA Geschiedenis
typeregulier, 60 EC
start1 februari, 1 september
taalvolledig Dutch
opleidingsduur12 maanden voltijd
accreditatiesNVAO
croho-code66034
heeft geen numerus fixus
heeft een honours programma
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Waarom aan de Universiteit Leiden?

  • You will join a lively, ambitious, and international community.
  • You will be able to collaborate with the outstanding scholars of the ancient history department as well as scholars active in other fields of History or the related fields.
  • Leiden University offers study areas of history not covered by other Dutch history departments.

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Studieprogramma

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opbouw
For an overview of the subjects offered by this programme in the current year, check out the e-Prospectus: https://studiegids.leidenuniv.nl/studies/show/history-political-culture-and-national-identities. The subjects can vary from year to year.
The programme consists of an introductory literature course , two in-depth studies of one or more areas of interest, and an MA thesis, concluded by a final exam. The MA thesis work during the second semester is supported by a Thesis seminar.

The introductory course is taught in the form of an intensive literature seminar, in which you will be given an outline of issues relevant to the particular discipline on the basis of secondary literature.

You will follow a research seminar where you will carry out research on the basis of original source materials or published documents. Besides this, you will follow an optional course to develop additional knowledge and skills or another research seminar.

The programme concludes with a thesis, and a final exam.

For a more detailed overview of the curriculum, please visit: https://studiegids.leidenuniv.nl/studies/show/4677/history-political-culture-and-national-identities
periode
12
Literature Seminar
10 EC
Research Seminar
10 EC
Optional Course
10 EC
Thesis Seminar
MA Thesis History and Final Exam
30 EC

Onderwijs

taal van onderwijs100% nl
onderwijsopzet85% zelfstudie
15% theorie
avondonderwijsn.v.t.
afstandsonderwijsn.v.t.
The programme has the following objectives:

  1. To broaden and deepen the students' knowledge, understanding and skills, and train them in the use of scientific methods in the field of history;
  2. To enable students to develop the following skills:

The ability to solve academic problems independently, critically and creatively;
The ability to analyse complex problems;
The ability to clearly report academic results;
3. To prepare students for an academic career or non-academic career.
honours-/excellence program



Toelating en studiekosten

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startmomenten

1 februari 2018
aanmelding deadline : 1 december 2017
collegegeld nog niet bekend
1 september 2017
aanmelding deadline : 15 juni 2017
wettelijk tarief : € 2006
instellingstarief : € 14900
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 16600
1 september 2018
aanmelding deadline : 15 juni 2018
collegegeld nog niet bekend
See: http://www.mastersinleiden.nl/programmes/political-culture-and-national-identities/en/entry-requirements
toelatingseisen

basiskennis
Knowledge, understanding and skills comparable to those acquired upon graduating from the Bachelor's programme in History from Leiden University.

vooropleiding
A bachelor's degree from a university, equivalent to the level of a Dutch academic bachelor's degree.

studie kosten
bron: Universiteit Leiden
bedrag kostenpost
€ 10000levensonderhoudper jaar
inbegrepen in collegegeld
examination

estimated monthly costs

bron: Nibud
bedragkostenpost
350kamerhuur in Leidenrond het landelijk gemiddelde
22internet+tv
152boodschappen/kostgeld
32telefoon
117verzekeringen
158collegegeldop basis van € 1906 per jaar
80studieboeken en -spullen
29drinken/snoep/snacks
77uiterlijkkleding, kapper, schoenen
30contributies/abonnementen
132vrije tijdstappen, uit eten, vakantie
42vervoernaast de OV-kaart
45overig

€ 1218totale maandelijkse uitgaven landelijk gemiddelde is € 1181
Hiernaast staat een overzicht van de gemiddelde kosten die een uitwonende student heeft. Niet iedere student heeft met iedere kostenpost te maken. Het totaalgemiddelde is dus niet gelijk aan de optelsom van alle kostenposten.

Bekijk ook de uitgebreide toelichting: wat kost studeren?

Studenten en studentenleven

studentaantallen

? studenten volgen deze opleiding
?% daarvan is vrouw
? eerstejaars gestart in 2012
?% daarvan is vrouw
26505 studenten aan de Universiteit Leiden
60% daarvan is vrouw
bron: HBO-raad/VSNU

studievereniging

HSVL
he HSVL is the historical student association of Leiden University. We organize a book sale for the bachelor and some second hand books, a variety of activities and trips within Europe. Most of the activities are linked to historical subjects, but we also organize parties and monthly drinks for some non-historical entertainment.

Op kamers in Leiden

31058studenten studerend
12630studenten woonachtig   
€ 350gemiddelde kamerprijs
kamer betaalbaarheid
20 m2gemiddelde kameroppervlak
kamer beschikbaarheid
bron: Nationale Studenten Enquête

aan het woord: studenten en docenten

Joseph Molto
Jospeh Molto – Student Testimonial Political Culture and National Identities Leiden University

As a teen, volunteering in Canadian politics, I was intrigued by the use of historical argument in debate, which is what led me to study history and EU politics. And so, when I looked ahead at options for graduate studies, I was drawn to the MA History specialisation in Political Culture and National Identities (PCNI) at Leiden University.

...
I am very grateful for the options this has opened up to me and am looking forward to pursuing other research and teaching work when I have finished: ideally working towards a PhD.


lees verder ...
Emma van der Schrier
Emma van der Schrier - Student Testimonial Political Culture and National Identities Leiden

I started with a bachelor's in Political Science, and went on to a History master's in Political Culture and National Identities, specialising in Political Debate. I chose this master's because I really like the combination of politics, history and the Dutch language.

Current events
Within this specialisation you take subjects relating to political debates, ranging from the differences between the Netherlands, France and Great Britain, and the role of the Speaker in the House of Representatives to the tools that politicians can use in the current political debate...
So, if you're interested in present-day politics, particularly Dutch politics, I can really recommend this specialisation! You learn to look at politics in a different way, and you'll recognise a lot that you've come across in the tutorials.

Research on split-offs in the parliamentary parties
I have just handed in my thesis on split-offs in parliamentary parties in the 20th century and next year I will be continuing this research here in Leiden. I'm also going to take the educational master's in Civics so I can learn how to get the broad range of knowledge that I've gained across to other people.


lees verder ...
Brigitte van de Pas
Brigitte van de Pas - Student Testimonial Political Culture and National Identities Leiden University

What I like about the Leiden University History master's, is that there is a lot of space available to focus on your topic of preference, with many different courses to choose from and the possibility to do electives outside the history department as well.

As a BA graduate in Contemporary History from Leiden University enrolling in the Political Culture and National Identities master's seemed the most logical option.

Starting my career
After my graduation, when working at Wikipedia on a heritage project, I was offered a job by bab.la, the online language platform...


lees verder ...
Henk Te Velde
Testimonial Prof. Henk te Velde

“Historians in Leiden use the riches of the University in order to give their students a good education.”

“Over a period of a few years, a whole new generation of professors has been appointed at the History Department in Leiden; the department is bustling with energy in a friendly and professional atmosphere. All sections of the department have their own attractions and strengths...


Historians of Colonial and Global History are working together with specialists on non-European culture and history in other parts of the Faculty of Humanities, which has always been famous for its expertise in this field. They also co-operate with the specialists of the history of migration, which has rapidly developed into one of the new strengths of the department. One of the professors working in this area is based at the Campus The Hague of Leiden University.

In my own field of study, the history of political culture, we are working together with colleagues studying politics in such fields as political science and constitutional law. This combination also makes it easier to work together with government agencies, who are just around the corner, in The Hague. For classes on the history of political debate I myself benefit from the expertise of the colleagues of the Dutch department.

This again is just one example of the many ways historians in Leiden use the riches of Leiden University in order to give their students a good education and an exciting period of study.”


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Keuzehulp

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Political Culture and National Identities
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Feiten en / studie in cijfers

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opleiding
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algemeen oordeel43.9
inhoud3.83.8
docenten3.93.9
studiefaciliteiten3.42.8
studielast3.63.4
studiebegeleiding3.33.5

Studentoordelen

De Nationale Studenten Enquete is het grootschalige onderzoek van de overheid onder studenten in Nederland naar de kwaliteit van opleidingen aan hogescholen en universiteiten.
In 2015 hebben meer dan 200.000 studenten hun oordeel gegeven over hun studie en instelling.

History: Political Culture and National Identities aan de Universiteit Leiden is beoordeeld door 66 respondenten. Gemiddeld waarderen ze de opleiding met 4 uit 5.

Na de studie

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Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt

As a graduate of a Master in History at Leiden University can be found in almost every sector of the employment market. Many graduates work for public services, while research, business services, banking and financial services, communications and teaching are also increasingly popular. You will also be qualified to carry out advisory work, policy development, management, co-ordination, editing and information services.
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:

  • Project manager and functional designer at a software company
  • Policy officer for societal development at a Dutch city council
  • History teacher at a secondary school
  • Data analyst at a multinational beverage company
  • Campaign officer at a PR and advertising firm
  • Programme manager at an NGO assisting political parties in new and developing democracies
  • Fund raiser at a foundation focussing on landscape protection
  • PhD candidate at Leiden University
  • Communications advisor at a Dutch city council
  • Editor at a graphic design company
  • Parliamentary researcher at the British House of Commons
  • Membership and Marketing officer at a European NGO focussing on rehabilitation of offenders


current job market

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