History (Research)

Universiteit Leiden

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Deze opleiding

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The Research Master History at Leiden University offers five specialisations in which you will focus on historical processes, historiography and methodology of historical research.

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.

During your studies you will 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 optional courses and conducting research for your thesis.

Selected students will also be able to participate in the Europaeum Vaclav Havel MA Programme, an initiative of Leiden University in cooperation with the Sorbonne (Paris) and Charles University in Prague which leads to a separate additional master certificate in European Society and Politics issued by the Europaeum Association of leading European Universities.

  • 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

Waarom aan de Universiteit Leiden?

  • You will be able to tailor your study based on your own particular interests.
  • You will join a lively, ambitious, and international community.
  • Selected students will be able to participate in the Europaeum Vaclav Havel MA Programme.

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Studieprogramma

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specialisaties

specialisatie Ancient History

In the MA Ancient History at Leiden University you will study the history of the Greek and Roman period, focused on the mentality and social and economic history in the period 400 B.C.- 400 A.D.

You will join a two-year Research Master's programme in which you will study a wide array of subjects including Roman social history, acculturation and romanisation theory, Graeco-Roman religion, and the rise of early Judaism. You will become adept in the study of documentary texts, in particular those of Greek inscriptions.

You will learn how to apply methodologies from various other disciplines to bring new perspectives to the topics you study and analyse and critique the latest academic theories in the field of Ancient History.

As an Ancient History research master's student you will be part of a lively, ambitious, and international community that includes students from a variety of disciplines such as history, classics and archaeology. Your lecturers have typically been the recipients of various prizes and research grants.

  • Leiden University's History department was recently ranked 19th in the QS worldwide ranking.

specialisatie Colonial and Global History

The Research MA Colonial and Global History at Leiden University offers the most in-depth and complete studies on the history of European expansion and globalisation currently available in Europe.

You will join a Research Master's programme in which you will explore how political, economic, cultural and religious contacts led to the development of regional identities and states - all in a highly stimulating and international academic environment.

You will gain an understanding of the importance of a comparative perspective for understanding transnational processes such as imperialism, colonialism, islamisation, modernisation and globalisation. Through intensive practical and in-depth training you will learn how to examine and analyse primary sources with the help of Leiden University's world-class academics.

During your studies you will have access to unique documentation centres and libraries specialising in Asia and Africa within easy reach of Leiden University – at the National Archives and the Royal Library in The Hague. You will also be part of an international cohort of students who have chosen Leiden University and the Colonial and Global History Research MA on the basis of the department's internationally acclaimed research and its Cosmopolis scholarship programme.

  • Leiden University's History department was recently ranked 19th in the QS worldwide ranking.

specialisatie Cities, Migration and Global Interdependence

In the research MA Cities, Migration and Global Interdependence at Leiden University you will study processes of migration, urbanisation, economic development and the increase in global interaction.

You will be part of a Research Master's programme in which you will focus on processes that are subjects of heated current societal and political debates. You will study them from a comparative and historical perspective (covering the period 1350 until 2000) and place them in the wider frameworks of the development of trade networks, the emergence of multinationals, economic growth and stagnation, and world unification.

Leiden University has a long tradition of studying migration and ethnicity and you will benefit from the expertise of a large team of enthusiastic and very diverse teachers. You will learn to understand and contribute to current debates about migration, urbanisation, globalisation, economic growth and inequality from a historical and comparative perspective. You will also analyse urban and state institutions and their effects on inclusion and exclusion, urban crime and criminal behaviour, and the development of freedoms and un-freedoms (including slavery).

  • Leiden University's History department was recently ranked 19th in the QS worldwide ranking.

specialisatie Europe 1000-1800

In this research MA at Leiden University you will focus on the momentous cultural and political transformations that characterised Europe between 1000-1800.

You will join a research Master's programme in which you will study areas of history not covered by other Dutch history departments, including British, Iberian and Central European history as well as the political and cultural history of the Netherlands. You will learn how to think comparatively about the transformations in politics, culture and religion that occurred during this era.

You will engage closely in current scholarly debates, honing your ability to analyse and critique the latest academic ideas and theories. The programme is taught by inspired academics currently engaged in large-scale research projects on issues directly related to the MA, including feuds and factions, the Burgundian nobility, war memories and identity formation.

During your studies you will also be able to benefit from easy access to the excellent library and archival resources available in Leiden and The Hague, where you can study many primary sources and secondary studies.

  • Leiden University's History department was recently ranked 19th in the QS worldwide ranking.

specialisatie Political Culture and National Identities

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.

Onderwijs

taal van onderwijs100% en
onderwijsopzet85% zelfstudie
15% theorie
avondonderwijsn.v.t.
afstandsonderwijsn.v.t.
Our programme has the following objectives:
  • To enable you to acquire academic knowledge, understanding and skills, and to train you in the use of scientific methods in the field of history;
  • To enable you to develop the following academic and professional skills like an independent academic reasoning and conduct, the ability to analyse complex problems, and academic reporting;
  • To prepare you for an academic career and further education or to prepare you for a career outside the academia.
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
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
Knowledge of general history and be able to present the findings (based on a critical reading of the literature or based on empirical research) in a systematic and analytical manner.

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
25470 studenten aan de Universiteit Leiden
60% daarvan is vrouw
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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

Prof. Leo Lucassen
Testimonial Prof. Leo Lucassen

“By placing migration, integration and urbanisation in a historical perspective, we consider migration as a structural feature of human communities.”

“The master's specialisation in Migration and Global Interdependence is one of the five research themes of the Department of History. We teach students to think in historical terms about migration, networks and institutions. We place developments in their historical context and compare them both in terms of time and place, using comparative history as an important tool...
Why is migration regarded now, as opposed to at other times, as problematical? On the one hand, the development of the welfare state, which also manifests itself at a local level, plays a role. National governments are struggling with the dilemma that they need migrants for the employment market, but they do not want these migrants to make too much use of the social security provisions.

On the other hand, at the same time since the French Revolution increasing emphasis has been placed on equality in Western Europe. This means that we are less accepting of inequality than previously. It also implies that in statistical terms inequality is made more visible than in the past, whereby newcomers, particularly those who integrate more slowly, are categorised as problematical.

By placing migration, integration and urbanisation in a historical perspective, we consider migration as a structural feature of human communities. This master's therefore stresses continuities with past experiences, but at the same time shows important breaks with previous periods. In my view that's very important.”


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Keuzehulp

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Studievergelijker

1/11 Universiteit Leiden
History (Research)
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
3 eerstejaars
?% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
2/11 Universiteit Leiden
Cities, Migration and Global Interdependence
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
3 eerstejaars
?% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
3/11 Universiteit Leiden
Colonial and Global History
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
3 eerstejaars
?% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
4/11 Universiteit Leiden
Europe 1000-1800
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
3 eerstejaars
?% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
5/11 Universiteit Leiden
Political Culture and National Identities
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
3 eerstejaars
?% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
6/11 Universiteit Leiden
Ancient History
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
3 eerstejaars
?% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
7/11 Rijksuniversiteit
Geschiedenis
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
? eerstejaars
?% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
30% Nederlandstalig
70% Engelstalig
8/11 Rijksuniversiteit
Modern History and International Relations
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
? eerstejaars
?% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
9/11 Utrecht
Ancient, Medieval and Renaissance Studies
€ 336 gemiddelde kamerhuur
1 eerstejaars
?% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
10/11 Utrecht
History
€ 336 gemiddelde kamerhuur
1 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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Feiten en / studie in cijfers

bron: Nationale Studenten Enquete 2015
deze
opleiding
landelijk
algemeen oordeel4.34.1
inhoud4.14.0
docenten4.24.1
studiefaciliteiten3.62.7
studielast3.53.6
studiebegeleiding3.62.8

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 (Research) 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 in History 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 advisor at a consultancy firm
  • Coordinating strategy advisor at a ministry of security and justice


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Contact

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T: +31 (071)5271111
History Coordinator Of Studies
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