During your MA History specialisation in Colonial and Global History at Leiden University you will explore how worldwide political, economic, cultural and religious contacts shaped processes that led to the development of regional identities and the formation of states – all in a highly stimulating and international academic environment. This programme offers the most in-depth and complete studies on the history of European expansion and globalisation currently available in Europe.
You can also focus on Maritime History. (Note that this option is only available to students starting in September.) Leiden University is the only university within the Netherlands with its own chair in Maritime History. Or you can create a combination of topics that include those from the specialisation Archival Studies.
Check out the programme in Colonial and Global History
“For me, one of the most fascinating questions in history is how people have contended with change. I believe our own fast-changing societies can learn from that.”