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History: Politics, Culture and National Identities, 1789 to the Present (including Political Debate)

Be aware that this is the 2018-2019 MA History programme. Students who started their programme before September 2018 need to adhere to the academic requirements of their (older) programme.

In the first semester, the student takes a Literature Seminar (10 EC) and two Research Seminars (20 EC), at least one of which within their specialisation.

In the second semester, the student has the opportunity to fill the Optional Course (10 EC) with several options (see Optional Course below), and has to write a Thesis (20 EC). Throughout the year, students are obliged to participate in the Thesis Seminar of their specialisation.

The student must get in touch with the Coordinator of Studies if any deviations from the ideal study plan occur.

PCNI

Course EC Semester 1 Semester 2

Literature Seminar

Politics, Culture and National Identities, 1789 to the present 10

Research Seminar

Social Movements, Protest and Political Change, 1880-2000 10
Global Perspectives on Neoliberalism 10
Political Eloquence 10
The United States and Human Rights 10
NATO, The Netherlands and the Cold War 10
The Russian Revolution Revisited 10
Fighting Epidemics Together: Health Policies Between the Local and the Global 10
Constructing National Cultures. Nationalization of the Cultural sphere during the long 19th Century 10
Music, Politics and History (1848-2018) 10
Life Writing as Political History 10

Optional Courses

Optional Courses (MA History) 10
Optional Courses (suggested by other departments) 10

MA Thesis

MA Thesis Seminar 0
MA Thesis History & Final Exam 20

Political Debate

Course EC Semester 1 Semester 2

Literature Seminar

Politiek Debat 10
Politics, Culture and National Identities, 1789 to the present 10

Research Seminar

Political Eloquence 10
Rhetorical Fireworks: a Canon of Dutch Speeches 10

Optional Courses

Optional Courses (MA History) 10

MA Thesis

MA Thesis Seminar 0
MA Thesis History & Final Exam 20

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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 I (within specialisation) 10 EC
Research Seminar II (within department of History) 10 EC
Optional Course 10 EC
Thesis, Thesis Seminar and Exam 20 EC

Specialisations

The Master History programme has the following specialisations:
Ancient History
Archival Studies
Europe 1000-1800
Europaeum 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)

Coordinator of Studies

Send an e-mail to mahistory@hum.leidenuniv.nl.