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Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology: Policy in Practice

Leiden University

Master Postgraduate Leiden

Course description

Qualification Master of Science
Field of study Humanities, social sciences, communication and arts
Course summary Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology: Specialisation Sociology of Policy in Practice
Course description Are you eager to conduct policy-oriented research on issues of relevance to organisations? Do you want to combine ethnographic research with a 3-month internship? Do you have excellent analytical, organisational and communication skills? Are you flexible and hard-working? Then Policy in Practice is the right specialisation for you! The master's specialisation in Policy in Practice aims to address challenges faced by NGO's, government bodies, and commercial companies in relation to culture and diversity in today's globalised world. Particular emphasis is placed on complex processes of diversity, sustainability and digitalisation. This specialisation enables you to gain relevant working experience by conducting a 3 month research internship in the Netherlands, Ghana, The Philippines, or another country.
Study subjects See the prospectus for an overview of the subjects offered by this specialisation:
Course objectives The Policy in Practice specialisation provides students with the academic and professional skills required to independently design and execute research projects. Students will follow courses that consolidate the research process.
ECTS credits 60.00
Duration 12 month(s)
Language of instruction English
Instruction modes excursion, group discussion, lecture, individual assignment, literature study, research project, research proposal, seminar, internship, working group, workshop, self study
Accreditation NVAO, NVAO

About the institution

Department Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Information about the institution High-quality education, a broad choice of programmes and all complemented with personal support make Leiden University the perfect option for successfully taking your studies to the next level.


Admission requirements
Language requirements
Professional experience required -
Duration 12 month(s)
Application deadlines
Start date EU/EEA Students Non-EU/EEA students
1 Sep 2020 15 Jun 2020 1 Apr 2020
1 Feb 2021 1 Dec 2020 15 Oct 2020
1 Sep 2021 15 Jun 2021 1 Apr 2021
Tuition fees
Year EU/EEA Non-EU/EEA Institutional
2020 (FT)€ 2143€ 18300n.a.

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  • The “non-EU/EEA rate” is the rate for students from outside the EU/EEA.
  • The “institutional rate” is for all students who have already obtained a bachelor’s or master’s degree and who want to start a second programme leading to a degree at the same level or at a lower level.
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