History (research)

2 Jahre

More information about the requirement application can be found on https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/education/history-research


More information about the tuition fees can be found on www.studieren-in-holland.de/25,1,studiengebuehren.html

Application deadline: EU/EEA students: 15 June (September intake); 1 December (February intake) Non - EU/EEA students: 1 April (September intake); 15 October (February intake)

Worum geht's im Studium

History Research

The two - year Research Master's in History at Leiden University offers you the chance to determin e a study based on your own particular interests and ambitions. This master offers five specialisations in which you will focus on historical processes, historiography and methodology of historical research.

During your studies you will experience the ric hes 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 exchang e scholarly views and insights.

You are en couraged 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 U niversity in cooperation with the Sorbonne (Paris) and Charles University in Prague which leads to a separate additional master certificat e in European Society and Politics issued by the Europaeum Association of leading European Universities.

* Leiden Uni versity's History department was recently ranked 19th in the QS worldwide ranking.

Curriculum and overview

The Research Master programme in History (two year, 120 EC) will provide opportunities to acq uire general disciplinary knowledge and skills at master's degree level as well as specific research skills. Much attention will be paid to the development of theori es on historical processes, argumentation, historiography and methodology of historical res earch. The research master's thesis should provide the basic components for a future PhD - thesis.

The programme is as follows:

  • Literature Seminar (10 EC) 
  • Two Research Seminars (20 EC)
  • Historical Theory (10 EC)
  • Research Skills (10 EC)
  • Tutorial (1 0 EC): The tutorial will prepare you for writing your thesis. * Research School Courses (10 EC): Research School courses offer training in both methodology and area specific knowledge. 
  • Two Optional Courses (20 EC): These may comprise Research Seminars of fered 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 cou rse.
  • Thesis and exam (30 EC)

For detailed information in the courses and curricula, see the e-Prospectus: https://studiegids.universiteitleiden.nl/studies/6439/history-research

Job and Careers prospects

As a graduate of the Research Master in History at Leiden University, you will be qualified to work as a junior academic re searcher – either in a semi - academic position or at a university. You will be able to solve complex academic problems independently, critically and creat ively, 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 co mpany * 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 adv isor at a ministry of security and justice

Do you want to apply for this programme at Leiden University?  Find out how to apply by following the step - by step guide: https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/history-research/admission-and-application

About Leiden University

Are you curious, critical and involved in the world around you? At Leiden University, the oldest university in the Netherlands, you can make a valuable contribution to tackling the various national and international challenges facing modern society. Together with academics and fellow students from all over the world, you will actively address these challenges. We keep an open mind, do not shy away fr om difficult discussions and allow one another the space to disagree. We expect the same active, open - minded and critical attitude from you

We challenge you to look beyond your own boundaries. Leiden University welcomes anyone who wants to achieve their full potential. Our modest community size in the historical cities of Leiden and The Hague creates a highly personal and committed atmosphere. Together, we map out a learning path that suits you and your ambitions. You will also be encouraged to conduct research in cooperation with eminent and enthusiastic scholars. The knowledge and skills you develop here will benefit you for the rest of your life, regardless of the career path you choose!

contact person: Studyline
phone.: 071 527 11 11
e-mail: study@leidenuniv.nl
website: www.universiteitleiden.nl

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