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Crisis and Security Management

Crisis and Security Management

Students of the Master’s programme in Crisis and Security Management (CSM) will become familiar with the causes of different forms of threats to security, with patterns of responses to these threats, with strategies of prevention and with ‘best practices’. In the master’s programme students will have the opportunity to develop a broad approach with an international perspective or to focus on the specific security questions in The Netherlands.

  • Addresses: Campus The Hague is a faculty of Leiden University, located in The Hague. The Campus has several buildings.

  • Only students of the MSc Crisis and Security Management can participate in the courses of MSc Crisis and Security Management.




Practical information

In order to graduate every student has to participate in the components belonging to his or her intake. An overview

Students who started in the previous academic year can find their program here

New student- february 2014

Dear student Crisis and Security Management,

We welcome you to the Leiden University Master’s programme in Crisis and Security Management! This letter informs you about the first week of your studies. For the first three days we have organized a lot of introduction activities to get to know the university, the study, the students and the city.

On Monday February 3rd, your academic year starts. This day is the first day of your Master as well. We would like to welcome you at Campus the Hague. This day will include lectures and study related activities. February 4th and 5th will also be filled with lectures and extra curricular activities, including a meet and greet with the study advisors and an explanation about registration for lectures and exams. To know what you can expect these first days, we send you hereby the program.

We hope to welcome you on Monday February 3rd at 09:00 in the Auditorium, at the Schouwburgstraat (For a route description see attachment with this e-mail). The students of Crisis and Security Management will be introduced to the master with a short welcome by the coordinator of the program. From 10.00 – 12.00 the first lecture of ‘Introducing CSM’ will be held. Note: this lecture is mandatory also for people who do not take part in the opening program.

Monday February 3rd
08.50 – 09.00 Coffee/Tea at the Schouwburgstraat (room: Auditorium (A0.06))
09.00 – 10.00 Welcome by Prof. Edwin Bakker and Daan Weggemans. The study association B.I.L. will also give a short presentation
10.00 – 12.00 Lecture Introducing CSM (Auditorium)
13.40 Gathering at central hal Schouwburgstraat. Walk towards Stichthage
14.00 – 15.00 Presentation ICCT
16.00 – 17.00 Presentation at the NCTV about their work
17.15 – Drinks at Plein. Former students CSM will be there to tell us about their current positions.

Tuesday February 4th
09.00 – 12.00 Lecture Security in Historical Perspective (room: Auditorium (A0.06))
13.00 – 14.00 Presentation by Crisisplan (room: Living Lab)
15.00 – 16.30 Presentation by Alex Spoelder, DKDB (room: Living Lab)

Wednesday February 5th
09.00 – 12.00 Lecture Local Security Networks (room: Auditorium (A0.06))
12.30 – 14.00 Explanation how to enroll for courses and exams in uSIs (location: Stichthage)
16.00 – 18.00 Joined drinks at Grand Café de Tijd (Plein)

We strongly recommend you to attend these three introduction days. It is a good way to meet other students and the study advisors and administrative matters will be explained, that are important for the rest of the year. Please inform Laurie Grasmeijer by sending an e-mail to before 10:00 hrs of the 30th of January when you will be present. Please also name your identity number in the e-mail.

Please bring your passport or identity card the 3rd, 4th and 5th of February. Due to security regulations at the institutions we are visiting we cannot let you join the tour when you did not bring a passport or identity card. We hope to see you on february 3rd !

Best regards,

Prof. Edwin Bakker, Jelle van Buuren, Daan Weggemans, Jolanda den Heijer, Sofie Delpeut & Laurie Grasmeijer


Vak EC Semester 1 Semester 2
Introducing Crisis and Security Management 5
Strategies against Radicalism and Extremism 5
Security and the Rule of Law 5
Governance of Crime and Social Disorder 5
The World of Intelligence Services 5
Research Design 5
Private Security 5
Local Security Networks 5
Security in Historical Perspective 5
International Crisis and Security Management 5
Thesis CSM 15


Course and examination regulations

Course and Examination Regulations

Which program should I follow?

Students follow the program in which they started. So students who started in February 2012 still follow that program eventhough there are some changes in the new curriculum. This implies that if a certain course was a track when you started the program and this course is no longer considered a track course in the current e-prospectus you can still use this as a track course.

USIS & BlackBoard

Blackboard (BB) and uSIS


Through uSIS you will be able to:

  • Access your examination results

  • Register for examinations (if applicable) and cancel registrations.

  • Register for seminars and cancel registrations.

  • Change your study address.


When to register in uSIS?

Students are required to register for each course and each examination separately. For exams, this is possible from four weeks up to ten days before the exam date. For courses, this is possible from four weeks up to two days before the start of the course.
If you for what ever reason cannot register for a course or exam, please send an email to and ask the staff members to register you and do this BEFORE THE DEADLINE. Please mention your student number!


All students have access to the course materials that are posted on the Blackboard system, an e-learning tool for online learning and instruction. Blackboard facilitates the exchange of messages and documents between students and lecturers and among students. You can log in using your ULCN account, which consists of a username and a password.
Go to blackboard and then to ‘courses’. You need to enrol. It is important to check your courses on this site on a regular basis, since most of the information (literature, sheets, assignments, changes in the schedule) will be posted on Blackboard. Please note that you cannot register for a course through Blackboard. Registration for courses is only possible via uSIS (see above)!

When to enrol in Blackboard? When is the Blackboardpage opened?

Since Blackboard is not used as a means of official registration for courses, the co-ordinator of the course can decide whether he or she wishes to make use of Blackboard and when the relevant page will be made available to the students. If the students wants to know whether or not the co-ordinator intends to use blackboard, the student can best contact the co-ordinator.

I registered via USIS. Why does this not show up in Blackboard?

These to systems are not linked to each other. So if you want to use Blackboard, you need to enroll!

The ULCN account

The ULCN account gives you access to all the necessary IT facilities of Leiden University until you have completed your programme. Together with the account, you are automatically assigned an e-mail box (uMail box).



The manual for students who start in 2013-2014 can be found on the right of the screen (under files/‘bestanden’).

Manual for students who earlier

Those manuals can be found in the e-prospectus of that academic year (archive).

Library use / Leiden catalogue

How to search for books and articles in Leiden? And how do you get hold of the publications you have found, in digital or printed form?
How to quickly and easily search for books or articles of which you have some details? How to search books by subject? And finally how to get hold of the book or article? It might be available online!

Learning materials for all sorts of databases, like PiCarta, ERIC or Web of Science, can be found in the Manuals and demo’s on the Libraries website.





Blackboard manual

Blackboard is the online learning environment for the University of Leiden. A short manual


Appointment study planning

You can make an appointment to discuss your results, your study progress and (personal) problems with study advisor Jolanda den Heijer via mail. Check for the walk-in consultation

Meer info


How to apply, tuition fee, all this information can be found on

Appointment study planning

You can make an appointment to discuss your results, your study progress and (personal) problems with study advisor Jolanda den Heijer via mail. Check for the walk-in consultation


Campus The Hague is a faculty of Leiden University, located in The Hague. The Campus has several buildings. Mostly, we use “SBS” and “CDH-SH” for educational purposes.


Location Schouwburgstraat
Schouwburgstraat 2
2511 VA Den Haag
The Netherlands


Location Stichthage
Koningin Julianaplein 10
2595 AA The Hague
Rooms is Stichthage do not have numbers but names, e.g. ‘Korte Voorhout’.

Route description


Via our website you can find the contact details of the study advisor, the Student Desk, the Board of Exams, all staff members and more.