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The Master African Studies at Leiden University is unique in continental Europe for the interdisciplinary range of subjects offered and the variety of perspectives.
The master's programme in African Studies at Leiden University is a multidisciplinary area study programme, which offers you the opportunity to examine the African continent in depth.
This programme combines disciplines from the humanities, such as history and literary studies, with disciplines from social sciences, in particular:
In line with current approaches to the study of Africa, you will study the people and cultures of Africa from an African perspective.
Part of the programme is dedicated to an internship in Africa, which offers you outstanding opportunities to get insights into
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A bachelor’s degree from a university, equivalent to the level of a Dutch academic bachelor’s degree, or the ability to demonstrate that the candidate meets the requirements for such a degree. Sufficient command of English (IELTS 7.0, TOEFL 100 (internet-based) or Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE). This language requirement does not apply if you have: completed your education in Canada (except Quebec), USA, UK, Ireland, New Zealand or Australia, or an International Baccalaureate, or a Dutch VWO-diploma.
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Are you curious, critical and involved in the world around you? At Leiden University, the oldest university in the Netherlands, you can make a valuable contribution to tackling the various national and international challenges facing modern society. Together with academics and fellow students from all over the world, you will actively address these challenges. We keep an open mind, do not shy away from difficult discussions and allow one another the space to disagree. We expect the same active, open-minded and critical attitude from you.Read more
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