History (Research): 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 research MA Political Culture and National Identities at Leiden University you will be at the forefront of a new approach to understand how politics and identities in Europe are conceived.

You will be part of a research 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.

Your understanding of how national identities and political views have evolved will enable you to make a valuable contribution to the debates that continue to dominate both public and academic forums, including discussions about the EU, democracy and populism.

  • Leiden University's History department was recently ranked 19th in the QS worldwide ranking.
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locatieLeiden
diplomaMA Geschiedenis (research)
typeonderzoek, 120 EC
start1 februari, 1 september
taalvolledig English
opleidingsduur2 jaar voltijd
accreditatiesNVAO
croho-code60139
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.
  • Selected students will be able to participate in the Europaeum Vaclav Havel MA Programme.

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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-research. The subjects can vary from year to year.
Although the main focus of the programme is on your chosen specialisation, it also includes a number of courses enabling students to acquire a better understanding of theories on historical processes, historical debates and methodology of historical research. In the first semester, you will follow a course in historical methodology, in the second semester a course in research skills. Both courses are taught by first-rate instructors and address problems and issues highly relevant throughout your study.

The programme is as follows:

  • Literature Seminar (10 EC)
  • Two Research Seminars (20 EC)
  • Historical Theory (10 EC)
  • Research Skills (10 EC)
  • Tutorial (10 EC): The tutorial will prepare you for writing your thesis.
  • Research School Courses (10 EC)
  • Two Optional Courses (20 EC): These may comprise Research Seminars offered by Leiden University or by other (foreign) universities. Alternatively, you can also opt for an internship.
  • Classics: For those students who will not go abroad within their Optional Course space, it is obligatory to fill 10 EC with the Classics course.
  • Thesis and exam (30 EC)


1e jaar For a more detailed overview of the curriculum, please visit: https://studiegids.leidenuniv.nl/studies/show/4663/history-political-culture-and-national-identities-research
periode
Literature Seminar
Research Seminar
Historical Theory
Research School Courses
Research Skills
Optional Courses
Tutorial
Thesis and Exam
2e jaar For a more detailed overview of the curriculum, please visit: https://studiegids.leidenuniv.nl/studies/show/4663/history-political-culture-and-national-identities-research

Onderwijs

taal van onderwijs100% en
onderwijsopzet85% zelfstudie
15% theorie
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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-research/en/entry-requirements
toelatingseisen

cijfergemiddelde
Good grades comparable with an average mark of at least 7.5 (Dutch grading system) for the entire bachelor's programme, and a grade for the bachelor's thesis of an 8 or higher.

basiskennis
Appropriate qualities regarding knowledge, understanding and skills.

vooropleiding
A bachelor's degree from a university, equivalent to the level of a Dutch academic bachelor's degree, in History or a comparable degree with a relevant specialisation.

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

Susanne Keesman
Susanne Keesman - Student Testimonial Political Culture and National Identities Leiden University

My choice for the MA in History (research) specialisation in Political Culture and National Identities (research) was mainly driven by the challenging level this two-year programme presented in comparison to the regular MA.

The curriculum offered within this MA is internationally oriented and very broad and flexible...
The teachers brought a lot of knowledge on both the topic of the course and historical practices, thus engaging us to further develop our own research skills.

Project manager
I also had the opportunity to do an internship at a research institute in The Hague. After my graduation, I was offered a position by my supervising professor and I now work as project manager for her research project on the history of security and European collaboration in the nineteenth century. My background in history is a valuable asset to make the link between the researchers in the field and the organisation within which the research team operates.


lees verder ...
studenten
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...


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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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Studievergelijker

1/11 Universiteit Leiden
Political Culture and National Identities
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
? eerstejaars
?% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
2/11 Universiteit Leiden
Ancient History
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
? eerstejaars
?% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
3/11 Universiteit Leiden
Colonial and Global History
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
? eerstejaars
?% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
4/11 Universiteit Leiden
Europe 1000-1800
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
? eerstejaars
?% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
5/11 Universiteit Leiden
History (Research)
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
? eerstejaars
?% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
6/11 Universiteit Leiden
Cities, Migration and Global Interdependence
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
? eerstejaars
?% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
7/11 Rijksuniversiteit
Geschiedenis
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
? eerstejaars
?% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
8/11 Rijksuniversiteit
Modern History and International Relations
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
? eerstejaars
?% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
9/11 Utrecht
History
€ 336 gemiddelde kamerhuur
? eerstejaars
?% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
10/11 Utrecht
Ancient, Medieval and Renaissance Studies
€ 336 gemiddelde kamerhuur
? eerstejaars
?% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
11/11 UvA
Geschiedenis (research MA)
€ 424 gemiddelde kamerhuur
? eerstejaars
?% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Nederlandstalig
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History (Research): Political Culture and National Identities aan de Universiteit Leiden is beoordeeld door 27 respondenten. Gemiddeld waarderen ze de opleiding met 4.3 uit 5.

Na de studie

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Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt

As a graduate of the Research Master's specialisation in Political Culture and National Identities at Leiden University, you will be qualified to work as a junior academic researcher – either in a semi-academic position or at a university. You will be able to solve complex academic problems independently, critically and creatively, and report on these results with clarity both in writing and verbally.
If you are interested in a career outside of academics you 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.

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:

  • PhD candidate at a university in England
  • PhD candidate at a Dutch university
  • Assistant publisher at a large publishing house
  • Online content specialist at a PR company
  • Project officer for video and audio-visual collections at a provincial archive
  • Policy officer at a city council
  • Researcher and teaching staff member at Leiden University
  • Communications adviser at a consultancy firm
  • Coordinating strategy adviser at a ministry of security and justice


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