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Seminar: Methodological Specialization


Admission requirements

Compulsory for students enrolled in the RESMAAS program.


This is a course which students fill according to the needs of their (fieldwork) research. Students can attend methodological courses offered by other study programmes. They are encouraged and helped in finding suitable elective courses outside of the ResMAAS programme to fulfill the 5 EC requirement. Alternatively, students can take the ResMAAS course on methodology which offers lectures and hands-on training on mixed methods.

H3. Course objectives

  • Training in various research methodologies;

  • To give room to students to seek knowledge and tools outside of their field and establish contacts with scholars and students in various fields;

  • To match students’ fieldwork needs.


If the RESMAAS methodology course is chosen, the schedule is:
Tuesdays 11.00-13.00 hrs.

Mode of instruction

If the RESMAAS methodology course is chosen, the mode of instruction is:
Lectures and workshops

Assessment method

If the RESMAAS methodology course is chosen, the assessment is based on three assignment papers:


Yes. Available for registered students

This course is supported by Blackboard. Blackboard will be used to provide students with an overview of current affairs, as well as specific information about (components of) the course. Please see:

Reading list

Made available a week before the course starts and also put on Blackboard


Enrollment through uSis for the course and the examination or paper is mandatory.


Among the instructors listed above, Harry Wels will be the course instructor and will evaluate the assignments.
Azeb Amha
Academic Coordinator
P O Box 9555, 2300 RB Leiden, NL
Tel. +31-71-527-3364