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World Politics

Leiden University

36 months
12100 EUR/year
2209 EUR/year
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At the World Politics BA major at Leiden University you will examine interactions between states and between sates and non-state actors, including multinational corporations, nongovernmental organisations, civil societies, diasporas and armed groups.


We start from the assumption that political inter-group conflict is a key driver of these interactions, which can escalate into armed conflicts, or could be managed, resolved and transformed into better cooperation.

The World Politics BA major at Leiden University examines interactions between states and non-state actors, including multinational corporations, nongovernmental organisations, civil society, diasporas and terrorist networks. Political conflict is a key driver of these interactions, which can escalate into wars and insurgencies or produce better understanding and cooperation. In short, our core concern is how to manage conflict and transform them.

Our aim is twofold: we will help you develop a deep understanding of the complexity of World Politics and to link theory and practice since many of the professors have worked as practitioners before joining LUC.

This major might be for you if you are interested in the following questions:

  • How is foreign policy made? 
  • Will the rise of China be peaceful?
  • Is the nation-state becoming irrelevant in a globalised world?
  • How can peace be realised in Syria?
  • Did the nuclear deal with Iran make the world a safer place?

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • IR and Diplomacy  
  • Globalisation and Transnational Politics
  • Peace and Conflict Studies
  • Birth of the Modern World
  • Foreign Policy and Diplomacy
  • Nations and Nationalism

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 ECTS


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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Copy of valid passport/European ID Card
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Motivation Letter Form
  • Copy of most recent transcripts
  • LUC Application Form
  • Application fee
  • Proof of English proficiency
  • Recommendation Letter

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    12100 EUR/year
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    Based on the tuition of 12100 EUR per year during 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2209 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2209 EUR per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Leiden

850 - 1250 EUR /month
Living costs

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