Leiden University is the only university in the Netherlands which offers students a full master programme Maritime History. The specialisation Maritime History covers the history of shipping and trade across the early-modern and modern time until the present in the Netherlands and in other countries with a sea-faring tradition.
- Programme information
- Timetables and calendar
- Prospectus: programme overview and course descriptions
- Application, enrollment and examinations
- Study advice
- Graduation procedures
- Teaching and Examination Regulations and Faculty Regulations
- Boards, committees, and co-participation
- Contact and staff History
Students will attend an intensive literature seminar in which recent books on maritime history will be read and discussed. Besides developing a broad vision on maritime history also research will be done in archives. Leiden and nearby The Hague have unique libraries and archives with collections of maritime history and the history of European expansion which will be used extensively in research seminars.
The timetables for Maritime History will give you the locations and scheduling of your classes.
The academic calendar provides an overview of course schedules, examination periods and holidays
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 Maritime History section of the Prospectus for more information.
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
Students within the Faculty of Humanities, are represented in the following boards and committees:
- the Departmental Teaching Committee
- the Departmental or Institute Administration or 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.