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Economics and Governance (MSc)


Are you interested in taking up an extra challenge during your Master's programme? By participating in extracurricular activities, you can get even more out of your Master's programme. Have you thought about studying a semester abroad or developing your personal and leadership skills? Seize the opportunity to make to the most of your education!

Master Honours Education

Are you a curious and motivated master’s student? The Honours Academy of Leiden University offers various kinds of extracurricular education, ranging from long-running programmes to short-term courses. 

Leiden Leadership Programme

Are you interested in a leadership challenge? Join the Leiden Leadership Programme (LLP). This one-year programme will equip you with the leadership knowledge, insights and skills you need to increase your societal impact. You further your personal development through trainings, seminars and a practical assignment within an organisation, in which you learn to cooperate intensively with other professionals. With the LLP, you earn 15 EC in addition to your regular master's degree.

Master Honours Classes & Challenges

Would you like to further develop your academic skills and societal awareness? Join one of our Master Honours Classes & Challenges. In a small-scale, interdisciplinary course, you will tackle a complex issue for society or for a specific partner organisation. You will learn about the latest scientific insights concerning the topic and cooperate in a practical setting, together with students from many different backgrounds. There are Master Honours Classes on offer for 5 or 10 EC. 

EMPA Network Exchange

Leiden University is part of the European Masters in Public Administration (EMPA) Network. The EMPA Network is a consortium of leading European universities in the field of public administration and policy. It includes universities such as Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris, Universität Speyer and University of Bocconi. During an extra, third semester in the fall or spring, students of the Master Public Administration can take courses at one of these qualified partner universities. If the exchange is successful, the student will receive the EMPA certificate. For more information on the application deadline and selection procedure, please contact the international exchange coordinators at the International Office FGGA. 

Application deadlines

Fall semester: 15 February

Spring semester: 1 October

Virtual Exchange

Leiden University offers students the opportunity to follow online courses to obtain extracurricular study credits without the necessity of travelling abroad. Leiden University and its partner organisations, such as Sorbonne University, offer around 20 online courses.

Read more about Virtual Exchange.

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