History, Art and Culture of Asia

The History, Art and Culture of Asia (HAC) specialisation is specifically intended for students interested in humanities approaches to one or more countries or regions of pre-modern, modern or contemporary Asia.

Programme information

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The History, Art and Culture Asian (HAC) specialisation is specifically intended for students interested in humanities approaches to one or more countries or regions of pre-modern, modern or contemporary Asia, such as history, literature, art and art history, media and cultural studies, religious studies, philosophy, or philology. Expertise in Leiden on Asia covers all Asian regions: East Asia; Southeast Asia; South Asia; Central Asia. Study of an Asian language at beginners level is an optional component of the course.

Timetables and calendar

Prospectus: programme overview and course description

The Prospectus contains overviews and course details for all programmes in the Faculty of Humanities (and other faculties). The information in the Prospectus is updated annually, in June. Please consult the History, Art and Culture of Asia section of the Prospectus for more information.

Application, enrollment and examinations

  • To enroll in a specific course or examination, use the Study administration system uSis.
  • This website is intended for students who are already enrolled in the programme. Prospective students looking for application information should consult unileidenmasters.nl.

Workplacement in Japan Programme

Master students will be offered an opportunity to do internships in Japan. Our partners include museums, governmental offices and research institutes (see the full list). The workplacement will last 2-3 months and will be financed by the Faculty of Humanities of Leiden University. See for more information the description of the Workplacement in Japan programme.

Study advice

Every department (or degree programme) has a Co-ordinator of Studies (studiecoördinator). The Co-ordinator of Studies knows all the ins and outs of the programme and can help with any problems. Typical subjects to discuss with the Co-ordinator of Studies are: student progress (and delay) and exam regulations.

Graduation procedures

MA students who are ready to apply for their graduation should follow the graduation procedure. See the graduation website for more information about this procedure, the MA thesis, and how to deregister from Leiden University after graduation.

Teaching and Examination Regulations and Faculty Regulations

All the rights and obligations of students in the Humanities faculty are set out in regulations. The most important of these are indicated below. (The list is not exhaustive; more documentation on regulations may appear here in the future.)

  • Teaching and Examination Regulations state the contents of your programme and the specialisations within the programme.
  • Registration for lectures, tutorials and tests is obligatory: see the uSis registration procedure.
  • The Student Charter informs students about what they can expect from the University and what the University expects from them.
  • Regulations on plagiarism are in place, to counter any instances of malpractice. These regulations provide advice on how to use sources and citations.

Boards, committees, and co-participation

Students within the Faculty of Humanities, are represented in the following boards and committees:

  • the departmental Teaching Committee
  • the departmental or institute administration ór Institute Board
  • the Faculty Council
  • the Faculty Board

Another committee that is relevant to your studies, but in which students are not represented, is the Board of Examiners.

Contact and staff for History, Art and Culture of Asia

Last Modified: 29-11-2016