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Study programme

When deciding what to study you undoubtedly read a lot of information about your study programme. Leiden University employs various systems to provide information about programmes and courses and to facilitate communication between lecturers and students.

The Prospectus contains information about all the courses within your study programme. Here you can find all you need to know about your programme. Via the online learning environment Brightspace you can communicate with your lecturers and submit assignments.

To gain a historical understanding of these phenomena, you focus on changes and continuities from the 16th century to the 20th century. Our approach is interdisciplinary; we apply and adapt theories from sociology, anthropology, political science, criminology and economics. We pay systematic attention to differences based on gender, class, ethnicity and religion. We learn out students to work with a wide variety of sources such as diaries, newspapers, parliamentary papers, population registers, interviews, novels, photos and films, statistics, and business archives. 

Within our programme we look at the movement of people, goods, services, capital, and ideas. All these migrations and movements engendered change, for those who moved and for those who stayed. You will study the impact of connections, and changes within them, on cultures, state formation, economies and societies. Our students study means and restrictions, which can be demographic, physical, spatial, political, institutional, legal, technical, financial, or imagined.

Detailed information on the components of the Research MA may be found on the Prospectus.

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