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International Relations (MA)


Get the most out of your studies at Leiden University by taking part in our extracurricular activities.

Community building

Throughout the year activities, such as seminar series and excursions, are organised by the programme and the study association to encourage community building.

International Relations Seminar Series
Eight times a year the programme offers general MA International Relations seminars in which for example politicians, professionals from NGO’s or officials from other national level or international organisations will share their experiences and discuss aspects of current affairs.

European Union Seminar Series
The EU seminar series is jointly organised by the master's programme in International Relations and the Institute for History and the Europa Institute at the Leiden Law School. It is primarily aimed at the students who take our MA in European Union Studies. Throughout four sessions per semester, the students have the opportunity to engage with non-academic experts in their field of interest.

CHIRRS seminars and events
The Leiden University History and International Relations departments have set up the Contemporary History and International Relations Research Seminar (CHIRRS). This seminar series offers regular Research Seminars, a Current Events in Perspective series and workshops related to contemporary history and international relations.

EUS Study Trip
The European Union Studies track of MA International Relations organizes a yearly study trip to Brussels. Students have a chance to learn more about the EU institutions, meet lobbyists and interest group representatives working around those institutions, speak to the members of national representations in Brussels, experience Brussels nightlife and network with our alumni who already work there.

Leiden Leadership Programme

Are you interested in developing your leadership potential? The Leiden Leadership Programme (LLP) is an Honours Programme specifically developed for ambitious master's students at Leiden University and the Delft University of Technology who recognise the importance of leadership abilities. The LLP offers in-depth training sessions, assessments, seminars, and the creation of a Personal Leadership Roadmap – a five-year plan for reaching and developing your leadership potential.

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