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Case Based Research


Admission requirements

Students need to be enrolled in the research Master Literary Studies, Arts and Culture or Arts, Literature and Media.


This is not going to be a course. It is going to be a cooperation between staff members and ResMa students. The staff members are going to take the students along in the newest research that they are doing, and will ask the students to participate in it, reflect on it, contribute to it, help realizing it, explore the possibilities it offers, or trace the difficulties it may encounter.

Course objectives

  • Students are introduced in the exciting but at points also uncertain or confusing domain of new research.

  • They are considered as serious partners in a scholarly dialogue.

  • They are trained in a variety of skills, depending on the topic or the scholar. They may have to do archival work, give an overview of a field, explore the history of concepts, edit drafts for articles or papers.

  • They will get accustomed to situations in which critique is not a troubling issue but a roductive one.

  • They will be asked to be creative in a cooperative endeavour.


The timetables are available through My Timetable.

Mode of instruction

  • Research

Assessment method

The course is assessed based on participation an abstract and oral presentation. There is no grade. It is a pass or fail course.


Participation 34%, abstract 33%, oral presentation 33%.


If a student fails the course, a new resit assignment needs to be done. The form of the resit assignment will be decided in consultation with the lecturer.

Inspection and feedback

How and when an exam review will take place will be disclosed together with the publication of the exam results at the latest. If a student requests a review within 30 days after publication of the exam results, an exam review will have to be organized.

Reading list

Depending on the situation


Enrolment through My Studymap Login | Universiteit Leiden is mandatory.


  • For substantive questions, contact the lecturer listed in the right information bar.

  • For questions about enrolment, admission, etc, contact the Education Administration Office: Arsenaal


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