Europe 1000-1800

Your focus during Leiden University’s MA History specialisation in Europe 1000-1800 will be on the momentous cultural and political transformations that characterised Europe between 1000-1800. Explore the history of Europe across a range of areas, particularly the Habsburg world, or specialise in the history of the Low Countries during a period when it was one of Europe’s major commercial, cultural and political hubs.

Choose Europe 1000-1800 at Leiden University:

  • Study areas of history not covered by other Dutch history departments including British, Iberian and Central European history as well as the political and cultural history of the Netherlands. Learn how to think comparatively about the transformations in politics, culture and religion that occurred during this era.
  • Learn from inspired academics currently engaged in large-scale research projects on issues directly related to the programme, including feuds and factions, the Burgundian nobility, war memories and identity formation.
  • Engage closely in current scholarly debates, honing your ability to analyse and critique the latest academic ideas and theories.
  • Enjoy easy access to the excellent library and archival resources available in Leiden and The Hague, where you can study many primary sources and secondary studies.
  • Learn how to conduct quality research and develop the skills to write your own, independently researched MA thesis.

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Master details

  • This is a specialisation of: History
  • Degree Master of Arts in History
  • Mode of study Full-time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Start date September, February
  • Language of instruction English
  • Location Leiden
  • Croho/isat code 66034

Prof.dr. Judith Pollmann

Prof.dr. Judith Pollmann

“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.”

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