Universiteit Leiden

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Latin American Studies (MA)

Why Leiden University

Leiden University offers ambitious students a world-class environment in which to reach their potential.

A top-ranked university

Leiden University's Humanities department consistently ranks in the top 30 faculties Humanities departments worldwide in the THE world university ranking. At Leiden University, the oldest university in the Netherlands, you can access resources found nowhere else in the world, such as those of the famous Leiden University Library and its collections of original manuscripts and periodicals.

International network

At Leiden University we have a dedicated team of international researchers in the field of Latin American Studies. All classes are taught by accomplished scholars at Leiden or by scholars from our international network of universities and research institutes in the Latin American region. Small classes give students valuable time interacting with their lecturers and the necessary support to reach their full potential.

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An excellent start to your career

Your qualification from Leiden University is respected by organisations worldwide. Our two-year research master programmes are designed to develop your potential as a researcher and a critical thinker. You also have the opportunity to gain hands-on professional experience by conducting research abroad, or taking part in an internship at an organisation.

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Diversity and inclusion

We are convinced that our education can only flourish if everyone within the programme feels supported, respected and empowered to do their best work. We find it important to offer a learning environment that allows for different perspectives and points of view that students bring with them, depending on their ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, health, religion, age or socio-economic background. Every new generation sees the world from a new perspective – and our students are the newest generation. We look forward to hearing more about your perspective. Leiden University has been pursuing diversity policy since 2014, with the aim of creating a diverse and inclusive learning and working environment for all staff and students.

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