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 also 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 Politics, Culture and National Identities, 1789 to the Present 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.
The Politics, Culture and National Identities, 1789 to the Present (research) master at Leiden University is an accredited degree programme. After successful completion of this programme, you will receive a research master’s degree in History and the title Master of Arts (MA).
Career prospectsOur 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
More informationVisit official programme website
- The programme starts with an intensive Literature Seminar, which covers the first 8 weeks of the semester. During this course you will discuss recent insights and key issues within the field of Cities, Migration and Global Interdependence.
- You will take two Research Seminars during which you will carry out research on the basis of primary source material or published documents. You will take one Research Seminar during the first semester. The second Research Seminar may be taken during the second semester, or abroad during the third semester.
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Deadline passed, International
- Deadline passed, EEA/EU
- Apply before , International
- Deadline passed, EEA/EU
DisciplinesArea & Cultural Studies Political Science View 98 other Masters in Area & Cultural Studies in Netherlands
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- A copy of a valid passport or ID card
- A copy of a Dutch residence permit (if applicable)
- CV (résumé)
- Language proficiency (if applicable)
- Copies of diplomas and transcripts
International18300 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 18300 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
EU/EEA2143 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 2143 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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