Elsevier: Five Leiden humanities degree programmes rated best
The Humanities Faculty bachelor’s degree programmes in History, and Greek and Latin language and culture were rated by students as the best. The master’s programmes in Classics and Ancient Civilisations, Dutch Studies and North American Studies also received the highest scores. These were the results of a survey conducted by the weekly news magazine Elsevier.
Elsevier’s Best Studies supplement is intended for students in pre-university education and higher general secondary education looking for suitable bachelor’s programmes at either an academic university or a university of applied sciences. The survey also provides useful information for first-degree students looking for a master’s degree programme. The ranking is based on student responses to just one question in the National Student Survey about their general level of satisfaction with their degree programme. They could give their programme a grade between 1 and 5.
- In first place among the bachelor’s degree programmes: Geschiedenis and Griekse en Latijnse taal en cultuur;
- In first place among the master’s degree programmes: Classics and Ancient Civilisations, Neerlandistiek / Dutch Studies and North American Studies;
- In second place among the bachelor’s degree programmes: Franse taal en cultuur, Italiaanse taal en cultuur and Religiewetenschappen;
- In second place among the master’s degree programmes: History and Philosophy (2-year course).
Students put Leiden University in third place in Elsevier’s survey of the Netherlands’ general universities.
Elsevier's 'The Best Degree Courses'
This is the 22nd time that Elsevier has published a supplement which includes a ranking of higher education in the Netherlands. In previous surveys too, Leiden University scored highly in this ranking. For the 2016 edition, the Elsevier survey looked at 2,151 university degree programmes altogether, offered by academic and specialist universities, as well as universities of applied sciences.