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Programme

Literature Seminar [10 EC]
Students commence their programme with a Literature Seminar, whether starting in September or February.

Research Seminar [10 EC]
Students follow one Research Seminar in the first semester of their programme. Students starting in September follow their Research Seminar in the Fall Semester, students starting in February in the Spring Semester.

Optional Courses [10 EC]
Students follow one or two optional courses. All MA courses offered at level 400 or higher can be followed as ‘Optional Course’. These may comprise MA-courses offered by Leiden University (including any Literature and Research seminars offered by the Department of History, subject to availability of space) and those offered by other universities.
Students can either follow one course of 10 EC or two of 5 EC. It is advisable to take these courses in the first semester of the programme, but it is possible to take them in the second semester, provided you start with the thesis in the first semester.

Thesis and exam [30 EC]
The Master’s Programme will be concluded by a 30 EC MA-thesis. This thesis will be based on original research and will be ca. 23.000 words in size. Students are guided in writing their thesis by thesis supervisors. Students are also expected to take a thesis seminar. This seminar consists of a number of meetings in which students are given the opportunity to present their work and to comment on the work of others. The seminar aims at providing students with some additional support in the writing process as well as achieving further uniformity where practical matters are concerned. Before graduation students sit for a final exam for which they defend their thesis and answer questions on additional literature.

Vak EC Semester 1 Semester 2

Literature seminar

Migration and Integration 10

Research seminar

Myths about crime in history 10
Connecting dreams: Africa and Europe 10

Optional course

Optional Courses MA History 10

MA Thesis

Thesis Seminar (Migration and Global Interdependence)
MA Thesis History 30

Economic History

Programme

Literature Seminar [10 EC]
Students commence their programme with a Literature Seminar.

Research Seminar [10 EC]
Students follow one Research Seminar in the first semester of their programme.

Optional Courses [10 EC]
Students follow one or two optional courses. All MA courses offered at level 400 or higher can be followed as ‘Optional Course’. These may comprise MA-courses offered by Leiden University (including any Literature and Research seminars offered by the Department of History, subject to availability of space) and those offered by other universities.
Students can either follow one course of 10 EC or two of 5 EC. It is advisable to take these courses in the first semester of the programme, but it is possible to take them in the second semester, provided you start with the thesis in the first semester.

Thesis and exam [30 EC]
The Master’s Programme will be concluded by a 30 EC MA-thesis. This thesis will be based on original research and will be ca. 23.000 words in size. Students are guided in writing their thesis by thesis supervisors. Students are also expected to take a thesis seminar. This seminar consists of a number of meetings in which students are given the opportunity to present their work and to comment on the work of others. The seminar aims at providing students with some additional support in the writing process as well as achieving further uniformity where practical matters are concerned. Before graduation students sit for a final exam for which they defend their thesis and answer questions on additional literature.

Vak EC Semester 1 Semester 2

Literature Seminar

Key Issues in Economic History 10

Research seminar

Cross-cultural Connections, 1492-1776: Trade, Marriage and Business Networks 10
Economic Development and Social Change in Southeast Asia 10
Natural disasters and colonialism: making sense of catastrophe in 19th century Indonesia 10
Past and future of the ‘polder model’. Post-war economic coordination in the Netherlands 10
Political Economy of Southeast Asia 5.0/10.0

Optional course

Optional Courses MA History 10

MA Thesis

Thesis Seminar (Economic History)
MA Thesis History 30