International Relations: Culture and Politics

Universiteit Leiden

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typeregulier, 60 EC
start1 februari, 1 september
taalvolledig English
opleidingsduur12 maanden voltijd
numerus fixus60plaatsen
The specialisation Culture and Politics of the Master in International Relations at Leiden University encourages critical perspectives on complexities of culture as an inextricable part of global politics.The Culture and Politics specialisation considers the cultural dynamics of power, dominance, and resistance. As part of this specialisation you will study the relationship between political concepts and a large variety of cultural forms.You will also examine the transnational production, distribution, and consumption of culture, problematising “national” cultural and “soft power” policies. In addition, you will address phenomena such as emotion, subliminal representation, and transnational flow of cultural products and ideas in depth. You will benefit from the wealth of opportunities and expertise offered by the various Institutes and Centres that comprise the Humanities Faculty at Leiden University, uniquely and solidly situating your study of the cultural dynamics of global politics in a humanities-based perspective. You will also benefit from close contacts between the University and national and international government institutions in The Hague.
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Thesis Seminar and Methods in International Relations Research
5 EC
Ideas in World Politics
5 EC
Core Course Culture and Politics
10 EC
Elective courses keuzevak
10 EC
Regionalism in World Politics
5 EC
MA Thesis International Relations
15 EC
Elective courses
10 EC


taal van onderwijs100% en
group assignment, group discussion, individual assignment, lecture, literature study, oral presentation, research, research project, research proposal, self study, tutorial, working group
instruction modes


Toelating en kosten


1 februari 2023

aanmelding deadline : 1 december 2022
collegegeld nog niet bekend

1 september 2022

aanmelding deadline : 1 juni 2022
wettelijk tarief : € 2209 (€1105 in het eerste jaar)
instellingstarief : € 2209

1 september 2023

aanmelding deadline : 1 juni 2023
collegegeld nog niet bekend


aanvullende vakeisen



<ul><li>A bachelor’s degree from a research university that matches the level of a Dutch academic Bachelor’s degree, or demonstrate to meet the requirements for such a degree, including general academic skills;</li><li>the bachelor’s degree should be in the field of social sciences, humanities, law or economics, and</li><li>prior education should include at least 30 EC that are comparable in level, content and course objectives to certain courses of the BA International Studies at Leiden University.</li></ul>


estimated monthly costs

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350kamerhuur in Leidenrond het landelijk gemiddelde
172collegegeldop basis van € 2060 per jaar
80studieboeken en -spullen
77uiterlijkkleding, kapper, schoenen
132vrije tijdstappen, uit eten, vakantie
42vervoernaast de OV-kaart

€ 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


40 studenten volgen deze opleiding
70% daarvan is vrouw
? eerstejaars gestart in 2018
?% 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

Bo-peter Laanen
Bo-Peter Laanen - Student Testimonial International Relations Leiden University

I now comprehend international relations in a whole new way

Like my Political Science BA at the University of California, Berkeley, I expected the Master's in International Relations at Leiden University to present a similar cohort of theories and studies that would take my understanding of the world to the next level...
In addition to the core curriculum, a diverse set of electives both inside and outside the programme in International Relations allow you to focus on what interests each individual student most. Nonetheless, it is safe to say that the Master's programme in International Relations will push your boundaries and broaden your view of the world.

The Hague and Bologna
Coming to study International Relations in Leiden has its advantages past the academic as well. Proximity to The Hague, “the city of peace and justice” gives students the opportunities to go on institutional trips and visit some of the many important international bodies, such as the International Court of Justice or the OPCW. Finally, part of the attraction to the programme for me was the opportunity to study an additional year at the School for Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University in Bologna to obtain a second MA degree.

lees verder ...
Steven Muskee
Steven Muskee - Student Testimonial International Relations Leiden University

I chose the MA in International Studies (former specialisation of International Relations) at Leiden University because it is solidly rooted in the Humanities. Its multidisciplinary approach challenged me to look beyond the traditional paradigms of the field.

Well prepared
The programme offered a wide range of electives that stimulated me to think critically about the underlying ideas and beliefs in global politics...
An internship is a great way to bridge theory and practice. After three months, the Ministry offered me a job as a media monitoring and analysis specialist.

Benefits on a daily basis
Today, I put into practice what I have learned. My improved analytical and writing capabilities as well as an in-depth knowledge of international relations truly benefit me on a daily basis in my first job.

lees verder ...
Lisanne van Unen
Lisanne van Unen - Student Testimonial International Relations Leiden University

I chose this master's programme because it approaches International Relations from a different perspective. I studied the same subject during my bachelor's in Groningen and a semester in Portugal, and I wanted to study it from a new angle. This master's is part of the humanities faculty. You learn to be critical of all forms of information, a valuable skill in any field.

Out of the box
In my year, many students had a bachelor's in a different field and often a different country, which made discussions more 'out of the box' and lively...
However, it is also a perfect way to combine a different background with the field of international studies.

Migration and BRIC countries
The different electives give you the opportunity to specialise in a region or field, or to broaden your knowledge. For example, I followed electives focusing on migration and on BRIC countries. The programme gives you a solid theoretical foundation, which helps you form a reasoned interpretation of the world. It inspired me to see more of it. I travelled a lot after graduating and started writing articles. I am now considering looking for a job in journalism or applying for a PhD position.

lees verder ...


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In 2017 hebben meer dan 280.000 studenten hun oordeel gegeven over hun studie en instelling.

International Relations: Culture and Politics aan de Universiteit Leiden is beoordeeld door 117 respondenten. Gemiddeld waarderen ze de opleiding met 3.9 uit 5.

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