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International Relations: Global Conflict in the

Modern Era
Leiden University

Master Postgraduate Leiden

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Course description
Qualification Master of Arts
Field of
Economics, commerce, management and accounting
The MA International Relations: Global Conflict in the Modern Era specialisation at Leiden
University engages you with the scholarly debates about global conflict today and in the
recent past.
In the Global Conflict in the Modern Era Master you will explore the security measures that
have been instituted locally, regionally and globally in the modern world. You will study the
patterns of war and peace in the modern world from a multidisciplinary angle, incorporating
history, political and social science and area expertise. The programme examines the core
concepts and dominant approaches to the study of war, to subsequently move onto more
recent and critical takes on these phenomena. You will also explore the theoretical and
empirical explanations for war and peace, that have been offered by the academic scholarship.
In addition you will investigate war, terrorism, insurgency and genocide as prevalent modes
of violent expression. Are these phenomena driven by political considerations? Or are there
other explanations for the use of violence? You will benefit from the close contacts between
the University and national and international government institutions in The Hague, as well as
the unique wealth of area studies at Leiden University. * Leiden University's Humanities
Faculty was recently ranked 25th in the Times Higher Education worldwide ranking.
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subjects The
subjects may vary from year to year
ECTS credits 60.00
12 month(s)
Language of
case study, excursion, group discussion, group assignment, lecture, individual assignment,
literature study, oral presentation, research, research project, research proposal, project,
seminar, internship, tutorial, working group, self study
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About the institution

Department Faculty of Humanities
Information High-quality education, a broad choice of programmes and all complemented with personal
about the support make Leiden University the perfect option for successfully taking your studies to
institution the next level.


1. A good academic record, demonstrated by either an average grade of 7.0 (out of 10), or
the equivalent thereof, for the Bachelor's thesis, and/or other indicators such as relevant
extracurricular activity or participation in an honours programme,
2. Applicants should have completed components at the bachelor's level equivalent to at
least 30 EC in the field of International Studies with comparable content and course
objectives (e.g. Global History (5 EC), Introduction to Area Studies (5 EC),
Globalisation, Culture and Language (5 EC), International Economics (5 EC),
International Politics (5 EC), Politics of a specific area (i.e. Africa, East Asia, Europe,
Latin America, Middle East, North America, Russia and Eurasia, South and Southeast
Asia) (5 EC)).
3. You will need a bachelor's degree from a university, equivalent to the level of a Dutch
academic bachelor's degree, in the field of social sciences, humanities, law or

experience -
12 month(s)
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Application Start date EU/EEA Students Non-EU/EEA students
deadlines 1 Feb 2019 1 Dec 2018 -
1 Sep 2019 15 Jun 2019 -
Year EU/EEA Non-EU/EEA Institutional
2019 (FT) € 2083 € 17500 n.a.

In short, the following rules apply:

The "EU/EEA rate" is the regular fee for students from within the EU/EEA.
The "non-EU/EEA rate" is the rate for students from outside the EU/EEA.
The "institutional rate" is for all students who have already obtained a bachelor's or
Tuition fees master's degree and who want to start a second programme leading to a degree at the
same level or at a lower level.
Note that FT, PT and D stand for "full-time", "part-time" and "dual", respectively.

Make sure you contact your institution to find out what rate applies to you. The rates listed
here are estimates.

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