Become a Master Student for one day

Are you considering to obtain a Masters degree at one of Europe's best universities? Would you like to deepen your knowledge about politics and enhance your academic skills? Are you interested in what Leiden University’s Master in Political Science has to offer? Come and visit us, on Tuesday 9 and/or Thursday 11 December 2014!

New application procedure and deadlines for Masters

The deadlines for registering for our Master programmes have been advanced. This affects all prospective MSc students, including Leiden University BSc's. If you intend to enroll in one of our Master programmes in February or September, please refer to the application flyer to find out which deadlines apply.

Oliver Hecquer wins Master Thesis Prize 2014

With his thesis 'The Calculus of Ethnicity' Oliver Hecquer has won the Master Thesis Prize 2014. The jury was unanimous in its appraisal of Oliver's theoretical and methodological approach. The research is both 'original' and 'intriguing'. In addition, the thesis is written 'with flair, and [seemingly!] without effort'.

Disputationes Quadrangulae No. 7

Imagine Kant and Marx walking into a bar, and... In the world of political philosophy, this is not an unthinkable scenario. In fact, Kant and Marx will meet one another in Leiden, as well as various other (political) philosophers and students, during the 7th Disputationes Quadrangulae on 19 December 2014.

Lunch conference on the EU and the Low Countries

On the occasion of the publication of the book European integration and consensus politics in the Low Countries a lunch conference is organised and hosted by the Permanent Representation of Belgium to the EU in Brussels on Friday 17 October 2014. The book is edited by Hans Vollaard (Leiden University), Jan Beyers (Antwerp University), and Patrick Dumont (Université du Luxembourg).

Master day, 10 October 2014

Would you like to know what the master programmes of the Institute of Political Science have to offer? Visit the Master Day on Friday 10 October 2014 to find out.

Political Science in Leiden ranks high

Again, political science in Leiden ranks high. In the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2014 , Leiden takes the 34th position worldwide in 'Politics & International Studies'. Among European universities, Leiden is placed 6th in this field. In the Netherlands, Leiden achieves the highest score of all political science institutes.

Rudy Andeweg elected Chair of ECPR

Professor Rudy Andeweg has been elected Chair of the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) for 2015-2018. The ECPR is the professional association for political science in Europe.

New regulations for exam registration

In brief, the regulations entail that students must register for each exam using uSis. Registration is only possible during the registration period, and it is not possible to register late.  

Colloquia 2014 Centre for Political Philosophy

The new colloquia of the Centre for Political Philosophy (CPP) will start in February. The CPP aims to be an interdisciplinary platform for political thought, bringing together all those with active interests in the field at Leiden University. The CPP is an initiative of the Institute for Philosophy and the Institute for Political Science at Leiden University.

Jean Monnet Chair Ad Personam for Madeleine Hosli

Prof. Madeleine Hosli has been awarded a Jean Monnet Chair Ad Personam for her research project Explaining and Understanding Processes of European Integration (EUPEI). The winning project is part of the European Union’s Lifelong Learning Program.

Video Lecture on European Disintegration by Dr. Hans Vollaard

In a video lecture on European disintegration, political scientist Hans Vollaard discusses the question of how the European Union might fall apart. The video lecture is part of the Virtual Exchange Program Perspectives on the Euro(pean) crisis for master's students from eight European universities in inter alia Leiden, Osnabrück, Padova, Tartu and Thessaloniki.