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Latin American Studies (research) (MA)


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

Research seminars

Throughout the year activities are organised to encourage community building. Each semester the programme organises three Latin American Studies research seminars where students, lecturers, PhD-students and researchers from outside Leiden University give lectures. In addition, to celebrate the beginning and the end of the academic year the programme organises an opening and closing lecture.

An individual approach to learning

The teaching generally takes the form of small-scale seminars and tutorials, in which lively and engaging discussions are encouraged. The small class sizes give you a high degree of contact with both your lecturers and fellow students.

Throughout your studies, you will also regularly meet with your mentor to discuss your progress in the modules of the first semester and to explore potential research topics. During your research fieldwork in Latin America you will keep in touch with your supervisor by email at least once every two weeks to inform about the developments.

Uhlenbeck scholarship programme

For research master’s students, the Faculty of Humanities has set up the Uhlenbeck scholarship programme. If you would like to spend a period of time abroad for field work, research or a study exchange, you can apply for a (supplementary) scholarship.

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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