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History: Political Culture and National Identities (including Political Debate)

New MA students (including those still in the admittance procedure) are required to attend the MA Introduction.
6 September 14:00 – 17:00 and 7 September 14:00 – 17:30 (Huizinga Building room number t.b.a.). Students starting September 2017 (for more information please contact the coordinator of studies Esther Buizer)

PCNI

Course EC Semester 1 Semester 2

Literature Seminar

Political Culture and National Identities 10

Research Seminar

Scholarly Virtues and Vices: Writing the History of the Humanities (1850-2000) 10
Political Eloquence 10
History of Human Rights 10
Redemption Songs: African-American Freedom Struggles From Slavery to the Present 10
The European Civil War, 1914-1945 10
Central Europe and the Russian Empire during the long 19th century 10
The Russian Revolution Revisited 10
Protest:A Transnational Perspective 10
From peacekeeping to counter-insurgency: military operations in the grey zone between war and peace. 10

Optional Courses

Optional Courses (MA History) 10

MA Thesis

MA Thesis Seminar (Political Culture and National Identities) 0
MA Thesis History & Final Exam 30

Political Debate

Course EC Semester 1 Semester 2

Literature Seminar

Politiek Debat 10

Research Seminar

Rhetorical Fireworks: a Canon of Dutch Speeches 10

Optional Courses

Optional Courses (MA History) 10

MA Thesis

MA Thesis Seminar (Political Culture and National Identities) 0
MA Thesis History & Final Exam 30

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Objectives

The programme has the following objectives:

  • 1) To enable students to acquire academic knowledge, understanding and skills, and train them in the use of scientific methods in the field of history;
  • 2) To enable students to develop the following academic and professional skill:
  • Independent academic reasoning and conduct,
  • The ability to analyse complex problems,
  • Academic reporting;
  • 3) To prepare students for an academic career and further education;
  • 4) To prepare students for a career outside academia.

Programme

The Master programme in History (60 EC) offers you the chance to determine a study based on your own particular interests and ambitions. With several specialisations on offer – each containing a number of specific subjects – you will pay specific attention to the development of theories on historical processes, historiography and methodology of historical research.

Structure

  • Literature Seminar 10 EC
  • Research Seminar 10 EC
  • Optional Course 10 EC
  • Thesis, Thesis Seminar and Exam 30 EC

Specialisations

The Master History programme has the following specialisations:
Ancient History
Archival Studies
Europe 1000-1800
Europaeum Programme – European History and Civilisation: Leiden-Oxford-Paris Programme
Cities, Migration and Global Interdependence
(with subtracks Economic History & Governance of Migration and Diversity)
Colonial and Global History
(with subtrack Maritime History)
Political Culture and National Identities
(with subtrack Political Debate)

Requirements for graduation in the specialisation

Masterlanguage

The language of instruction and examination of the programme is English and Dutch. Students are expected to have an adequate command of the language of instruction of the programme.

Coordinator of studies

Esther Buizer