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Degree type
MA
Language of education
English
Duration
24 months
Tuition fee EU/EEA
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Tuition fee Non EU/EEA
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Education type
Fulltime
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Application deadline
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Accreditations
Netherlands Government
Type of institution
Research University
City
Leiden

Program description

The two-year Research Master's in History offers you the chance to determine a study based on your own particular interests and ambitions.

With five 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.

As a graduate of a two-year research master's degree you are qualified to work as a junior academic researcher in an academic environment or carry out further research work on a PhD programme.

The two-year Research Master's in History is an outstanding preparation for a PhD in history within or outside Leiden University. You write an elaborate thesis under the supervision of an expert in the field which potentially serves as an excellent starting point for a PhD dissertation.

You experience the riches and challenges of academia not only via frequent meetings with your tutor, but also during the Institute's monthly seminar in which staff members and research master's students discuss one another's research findings and exchange scholarly views and insights. You are encouraged to spend the third semester of your research master's abroad taking a few optional courses and conducting research for your thesis.

Objectives
To ensure that after graduation, you are able to function as a junior academic researcher—either in a semi-academic position or at a university. You will be able to solve complex academic problems independently, critically and creatively, and report on these results with clarity both in writing and verbally.

Admission requirements

Previous education

BA degree or its equivalent, with a relevant specialisation and excellent grades (see www.mastersinleiden.nl).

Knowledge minimum

A reading knowledge of French and German. See website www.mastersinleiden.nl for details.

Language requirements

IELTS overall band: 6.5, TOEFL paper based: 570, TOEFL computer based: 230, TOEFL internet based: 88

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