This component consists of a short, or narrowly defined diciplinary research project in a Latin American country, the aim of which is the collection of material for the Master’s thesis in the second semester. The director of the thesis decides on the location in Latin America.
The ability to conduct research independently in a different environment and culture. Learning to cope with a reality that does not always correspond to the theories learned. Learning to solve practical and content problems within a short timeframe.
Method of Instruction
Research in Latin America.
Written communications (via emails) to the individual supervisor on a regular basis during the fieldwork about the progress of the research. Presentation of a complete research report following come back in Leiden, including preliminary results. Conducting a sufficient number of interviews and collecting relevant data and material in Latin America, in order to write the Master’s thesis.
Practical information on visa, requirements and contacts in Latin America will be posted on Blackboard
Depending on the student’s research, in addition to the literature collected on location.
The research training takes place in the period between 15 November and 15 January. In principle, the research may take place in any Latin American country, provided said country is deemed suitable in the opininon of the supervisers for conducting research into the chosen theme.