The welcome meeting (with lunch) for all research master students is on Tuesday 5 September 2017, 11.30-13.00 in room 5B16 at the Pieter de la Court building in Leiden.
Registration for courses
IN ORDER TO BE ABLE TO BE REGISTERED FOR YOUR COURSES IT IS IMPORTANT TO COMPLETE YOUR STUDY REGISTRATION IN STUDIELINK BEFORE AUGUST 1st!
In the first semester you follow four mandatory courses: ‘Classics in Political Science and Public Administration (5 EC)’, ‘Research Design (5 EC)’, ‘Quantitative Methods I (5 EC)’ and Comparative State and Polity Formation (5 EC)’. On top of that you choose elective seminars (see e-Prospectus) up to 10 EC in the first semester, upon the approval of the programme director (either 2 seminars à 5 EC each from the regular 1 year MSc Public Administration or 1 seminar à 10 EC from the regular 1 year MSc Political Science).
You will be registered in uSis by the secretariat for the mandatory courses in the first semester.
You submit your choice for the elective(s) via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org after you have received approval of the programme director (prof. dr. S. Groeneveld email@example.com for public administration seminars and prof. dr. P. Kopecky firstname.lastname@example.org for political science seminars).
Sending an e-mail with your choice to email@example.com is possible from Monday, 21 August, 10.00 a.m. until Monday, 28 August, 10.00 a.m.
Elective seminars have a maximum number of participants. Registration is on a first-come-first-served basis. (If fewer than 8 students register for a seminar, we cannot guarantee that it will take place.)
Students from the MSc Political Science specialisations have priority for the political science seminars in block I, because for them these seminars form part of their core curriculum.
For the second semester you will be enrolled for the mandatory courses by the OSC.
You submit your choice for the elective(s) via e-mail to OnderwijsServicecentrum@leiden.edu after you have received approval of the programme director (prof. dr. S. Groeneveld firstname.lastname@example.org for public administration seminars and prof. dr. P. Kopecky email@example.com for political science seminars), before 22 January 2018.
Registration for the course Qualitative Methods II or Quantitative Methods II, in block 4, should be completed by sending an email to the OSC before 19 March 2018.
Please note that official course registration in Usis does not lead to automatic Blackboard enrollment. You must enroll yourself on Blackboard for your courses. For more information about Blackboard please see the website.
The Research Master programme totals 120 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) credits. Students are expected to earn approximately 30 ECTS credits per semester. One credit equals 28 hours of study, including lectures, reading, writing papers, and preparing for tests and examinations.
The teachers that are mentioned in each course are appointed by the Board of Examiners to conduct examinations.
The Department expects the highest scholarly effort and achievement from students. Students’ academic work will be evaluated per assignment and per course. This includes both oral and written assignments. Timely completion of degree requirements is expected.
More information on grading, graduation and other information can be found on the website of Political Science .
More information on the entry requirements of the programme can be found on Masters in Leiden .