North American Studies

Universiteit Leiden

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Deze opleiding

The master's programme in North American Studies at Leiden University takes an integrated, multidisciplinary approach to the study of the United States.

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locatieLeiden
diplomaMA
typeregulier, 60 EC
start1 februari, 1 september
taalvolledig Engels
opleidingsduur12 maanden voltijd
accreditatiesNVAO
croho-code60845
numerus fixusnee
honoursheeft honours track
The Leiden programme offers a diverse and international learning environment. While the programme focuses on the U.S., you will also explore the role the U.S. plays in the region and in the world, as well as the impact of the region and the world on developments in the U.S. Some of the key areas and major issues in the history, politics, literature and culture of the U.S. that the programme explores in depth and from a multidisciplinary and historical perspective include:

  • Slavery, migration, and emancipation movements;
  • The history and politics of international relations and human rights;
  • Immigration and ethnicity;
  • Identity constructions and memory politics.

An important aspect of the programme is learning how to conduct independent multidisciplinary research, comprehend and apply theoretical insights, learn about and engage with scholarly debates, and take a critical approach to all materials. Critical reflection on U.S. exceptionalism is a recurrent topic throughout the programme.

In the Keuzegids 2019, the Leiden North American Studies programme is ranked as one of the top-rated master's programmes in the Netherlands.
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Waarom aan de Universiteit Leiden?

Leiden University is one of Europe's top research universities and an international centre of expertise for research in American Studies.
  • At Leiden University, students can choose subjects from an exceptionally broad curriculum, including specialised subjects not available elsewhere. All classes are taught by accomplished scholars. Small classes give students valuable time interacting with lecturers.
  • The Master's in North American Studies programme gives you considerable freedom to tailor your degree to reflect your interests. You can focus on American history or American literature, or choose a multidisciplinary approach. You also have the option of doing an internship at an organisation or spending a semester studying at a university in North America.
  • Your qualification from Leiden University is respected by organisations worldwide. But that's not the only advantage of studying at Leiden. We challenge you to think harder, analyse more vigorously, and devise new and creative solutions.


Studieprogramma

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The master's programme in North American Studies at consists of one core course, three elective research seminars, and an MA thesis. You also have the option of replacing one elective course with an internship at an organisation or institution in the Netherlands or abroad. The Leiden programme offers an international classroom setting: it draws international and internationally oriented students from a range of academic backgrounds and has an international teaching staff.
You also have the option of doing an internship at an organisation or spending a semester studying at a university in North America.

The core course 'Major Issues in American Studies' explores the major issues and scholarly and theoretical debates within the academic field of American history, politics and culture. Three research seminars provide an in-depth analysis of a particular subject covered by the core course. Students carry out research within these seminars using original source materials, published documents and/or critical and theoretical sources. Subjects include:

  • The Great Migrations in African American history;
  • Post-9/11 Literature, Film and Memory Culture;
  • Human rights and U.S. History;
  • The Rise and Decline of American Empire;
  • Graphic Narratives and Autobiography;
  • Immigrant and minority literature and film.

An MA thesis concludes the programme, which includes an oral defence.

A detailed curriculum for the Master's in North American Studies is available in the e-Prospectus, which applies to this current academic year: https://studiegids.universiteitleiden.nl/studies/7697/north-american-studies

periode
12
Major Issues in American History and Culture
10 EC
Electives / internship
30 EC
MA Thesis
20 EC

Onderwijs

taal van onderwijs100% en
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onderwijsvormen
groepsdiscussie, hoorcollege, literatuurstudie, mondelinge presentatie, onderzoek, onderzoeksproject, onderzoeksvoorstel, seminar, stage, werkcollege, zelfstudie
honours-/excellence program Leiden Leadership Programme

The Leiden Leadership Programme (LLP) is an honours programme of 15 ECs on top of the regular master's curriculum. The programme consists of training courses, seminars and a practical assignment.

Are you looking for an extra challenge in addition to your Leiden master's programme? Are you adventurous enough to look beyond the borders of your own master's programme? The Leiden Leadership Programme may be just what you are looking for. The programme gives you the opportunity to develop your leadership skills. You will follow seminars and courses, as well as carrying out a practical assignment for a company or organisation as part of a small, multidisciplinary team. Your lecturers will be leading academics and experienced professionals from the business sector.

Students can apply who have:

  • Good study results in the bachelor's programme;
  • The ambition and motivation to develop leadership qualities;
  • A broad and interdisciplinary span of interest.

Toelating en kosten

startmomenten

1 februari 2020

aanmelding deadline : 15 juni 2019
collegegeld nog niet bekend

1 september 2019

aanmelding deadline : 1 december 2018
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 17500

1 september 2020

aanmelding deadline : 1 december 2019
collegegeld nog niet bekend

toelatingseisen

basiskennis
Zie de website www.unileidenmasters.nl voor meer informatie

vooropleiding
Zie de website www.unileidenmasters.nl voor meer informatie

inbegrepen in collegegeld
examination

Inschatting maandelijkse studiekosten

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350kamerhuur in Leidenrond het landelijk gemiddelde
22internet+tv
152boodschappen/kostgeld
32telefoon
117verzekeringen
172collegegeldop basis van € 2060 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.

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Studenten en studentenleven

studentaantallen

34 studenten volgen deze opleiding
59% daarvan is vrouw
1 eerstejaars gestart in 2018
100% daarvan is vrouw
27713 studenten aan de Universiteit Leiden
59% daarvan is vrouw
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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

Alexcia Cleveland
Prof. Adam Fairclough

Keuzehulp

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Studievergelijker

1/6 Universiteit Leiden
North American Studies
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
1 eerstejaars
100% vrouw
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2/6 RUG
American Studies
star Keuzegids topopleiding 2018
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
? eerstejaars
NAN% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
3/6 RUG
Noord-Amerika Studies
star NVAO
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
? eerstejaars
NAN% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
4/6 Radboud Universiteit
Literatures and Cultures of North America in International Perspective
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
2 eerstejaars
?% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
5/6 Radboud Universiteit
Politics, Culture and Society
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
2 eerstejaars
?% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
6/6 Radboud Universiteit
North American Studies
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
? eerstejaars
NAN% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
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Feiten en / studie in cijfers

studentoordelen

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opleiding
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algemeen oordeel4.34.0
inhoud4.14.0
docenten4.24.1
studiefaciliteiten3.73.7
studielast3.53.5
studiebegeleiding3.63.4
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North American Studies aan de Universiteit Leiden is beoordeeld door 16 respondenten. Gemiddeld waarderen ze de opleiding met 4.3 uit 5.

Contact

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E: studielijn@leidenuniv.nl
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